Art Classes

  • Open Circle Community Arts

    Open Circle is a small community arts organisation based in Kilkenny City which seeks to make the arts available and accessible to woman of all ages and from all walks of life, living in Kilkenny City and County. The heart of the project is our community art space the Open Circle Art House, in Kilkenny City. We offer a varied programme throughout the year, see our website for details.

  • KCAT (Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent)

    KCAT Art Centre offers a variety of courses, both short and long-term for adults. Courses
    are facilitated by experienced tutors. These include introductory art courses, open studio
    days, photography, life drawing, artist’s workshops, dance, ceramics, glass art, creative
    writing and sculpture. Additional week-end and summer courses are continually on offer.
    News can be found on our website. Summer camps for children and teens are available.
    Visitors are welcome by appointment.

  • Art Classes for Children

    Children will use their imagination and learn new skills in this jam packed, fun filled week.
    Children will draw and paint. Design and make a puppet. Create 3D, relief tiles and bowls
    in clay. Learn new printing techniques. Up-cycle everyday objects into art. Make colourful
    sugar craft creations, which they can eat later! And lots more….


    Classes are given by Anne, who is a qualified Art Teacher. They are suitable for children
    ages 5-12 yrs.

  • Flipside

    Flipside Studio is a community based initiative that provides classes in the arts in an integrated setting. Promoting social inclusion.

  • Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA)

    County Kilkenny federation of ICA has several hundred members in 20 guilds, with an ethos based on friendship with women and further education. Hand crafts, computers and all of the old traditional Irish crafts are our main activities. Classes in computers, digital cameras, hand crafts, gardening, flower arranging, swimming and physical fitness may also be available. Visits to An Grianán in Co Louth, ICA’s Adult Education College, are arranged. Members go on weekend trips and there is an annual international trip. There is a hand-craft week in March every year.

  • Butler Gallery

    Butler Gallery, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries, runs engaging public
    programmes for a wide variety of audiences including: free bookable tours for groups,
    week-end activities for children, tailored exhibition visits for people living with dementia
    and their families, and bookable verbal description tours for visitors who are blind/visually
    impaired. Butler Gallery is located in Kilkenny Castle and is open throughout the year with
    diverse exhibitions by Irish and international artists.

    Entry is free.

  • Art Classes

    Sonja, a qualified artist, teaches classes for beginners and more advanced. She specialises
    in classical techniques including oil on canvas, watercolour and acrylics. Group classes
    available, ring for details.