Visual Art Boot Camps joins

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Challenge boundaries and create intricate work in a creative, inspiring environment. Adrienne Geoghegan’s Visual Art Boot Camps are the perfect place to hone your skills as an artist. is delighted to welcome Visual Art Boot Camps to our comprehensive line up of training providers.

Visual Art Boot Camps Background

Adrienne Geoghegan’s Visual Art Boot Camps were established in 2008. Adrienne had worked teaching visual communication at The Dublin Institute of Technology and children’s picture book illustration and writing at Independent Colleges.

When she left, many past students and other interested creatives expressed an interest in any other courses that Adrienne designed and ran. This interest arose as a result of the success of Adrienne’s courses, plus a lack of access to evening courses that suited working hours and personal circumstances.
After searching for an inspiring and art-friendly environment, Adrienne was delighted to find The Garden Art Room in The Carmelite Centre on Aungier Street, in the heart of Dublin City, a mere five minutes stroll from St Stephen’s Green.

The courses took off immediately, as the times and duration suited those who were working full time, parenting, or studying. They are now in the eleventh year. Most of the students come through word of mouth and many do both courses, one after the other, or after a break.

Course Premise

First, let’s define illustration, and clear up any confusion: Illustration is a significant and influential visual language. It challenges boundaries and encompasses almost all fields of art and design. Traditionally, it was typically associated with giving life, and energy written to the written word in both the publishing and advertising. Now, however, through the upsurge of new technologies and media, illustration has never been so popular and is now seen in every aspect of our daily lives.

This course is all about classical training, 80% of what they do is off-screen analogue. It will provide learning through guidance and practice, whilst offering a creative environment where students can experiment, test and develop their illustrative work.

Students work towards creating a portfolio (both hard copy and online) showcasing their work. Then after they get a feel for their own particular strengths, they can progress to the next level, be it another of Adrienne’s courses, higher education or industry.


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