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Adrienne Geoghegan’s iLLUSTORi Academy

iLLUSTORi 4 Provost Row Palatine Square Dublin 7, The Garden Art Room Carmelite Centre Aungier Street Dublin 2, Dublin City South, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D07Y7K8

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Once Upon a Time…

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.

From August 2019, Adrienne will be running three courses for small groups of 4 in her home studio.

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AUGUST - Collage and Mixed Media Course
The Collage & Mixed Media Course Daytime Only: The Collage & Mixed Media Course runs Aug 12th to 16th 2019 – 10 am to 4 pm Course limited to 20 students This one-week iLLUSTORi Academy course is designed…
AUGUST - Illustration Boot Camp Course
Illustration Boot Camp Course Course runs on the following dates, please select when purchasing Daytime: Aug 19th to 23rd 2019 – 10 am to 5 pm Course limited to 20 students Can be completed in one FULL week…
SEPT 2020 - Illustration Boot Camp Evening Course
  ILLUSTRATION BOOT CAMP Evening Course 2020 From September 2020  Tuesdays 6.15 pm to 9.15 pm Course limited to 20 students from September  2020 one night a week, for six months This iLLUSTORi Academy course is…
SEPT 2020 - Write & Illustrate a Children's Picture Book, Evening Course
WHY THIS COURSE? This course is suitable for aspiring and emerging children’s writers/illustrators, and those with a love of children’s literature & art, with an enthusiasm to learn more. During the course, you will receive…
AUGUST - Children's Picture Book Course
Children's Picture Book Illustration Course Monday 26th August to Friday 30th August 10 am to 6 pm each day. Includes lunch and refreshments. This one-week iLLUSTORi Academy course is designed for aspiring, emerging or lapsed…


  1. Endless Creativity and Positive Approach
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:45 pm

    The course covers everything you need to know from that first
    thought to print. I would highly recommend it. I had always
    loved to draw, having studied graphic design in college, but
    had fallen out of practice. I signed up for Adrienne’s Illustration
    Boot Camp for 2015-2016 and found the variety and open nature
    of the course projects and being guided by Adrienne’s technical
    knowledge, endless creativity and positive approach were exactly
    what I needed to get drawing and painting again. I enjoyed the
    positive atmosphere of the course so much I signed up for the
    Picture Book Boot Camp the following year
    -Dave McGrath.

  2. Big thanks from me I’m loving it
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I joined Adrienne’s class to reignite my creativity, as a graphic
    designer my work is entirely on computer and it has been
    incredibly refreshing to be challenged to create in so many
    mediums, Adrienne has pushed us all individually to explore our
    own styles and jump outside our comfort zone, the class is a
    supportive creative environment in which to grow at your own
    pace, with the guidance of a professional who is generous with
    her tips and feedback and wonderfully encouraging. I feel I’ve
    gained a lot of insight into producing professional polished and
    individual illustration work and it has also had a really positive
    effect on my work as a designer. Big thanks from me I’m loving it!
    -Alison Watson, Graphic Designer

  3. I honestly can't believe how much my drawing skills have improved
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:52 pm

    “This is a brilliant course! I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills. I work full-time as a graphic designer but was longing to get away from the computer and start drawing and painting again – something I hadn’t done since Art College many years ago. Adrienne is a fantastic teacher; she has introduced us to a vast range of different materials and techniques. The weekly tasks force you to use your imagination and unleash your creativity to its full potential. You are gradually building up a collection of self-promotional illustrative work of a really high professional standard and the end of year exhibition gives you a chance to showcase your work and network with potential clients and the Irish illustration/artist community. I honestly can’t believe how much my drawing skills have improved since I started this course and it has helped me create my own personal and unique style. I’m absolutely chuffed!” Michelle Hedberg, Graphic Designer / Illustrator

  4. A fantastic way of escaping a state of artistic un-productiveness!
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:55 pm

    “Participating in Adrienne’s illustration course is a fantastic way of escaping a state of artistic un-productiveness. She assigns regular briefs to ensure you are constantly producing work and opens your mind to the possibilities of experimenting with a diverse range of media. I’d highly recommend this course for increasing your creative confidence and for a motivational kick!”
    Georgina Garrigan, Graphic Designer.

  5. Great projects, great artists, great interactivity and great fun!
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I never studied Illustration in any depth before and found the boot-camp to be just what I needed. Great projects, great artists, great interactivity and great fun! If you need to re-ignite your creative spark, introduce yourself to illustration or just want to draw I definitely recommend Adrienne’s camp. I hope to attend the Children’s Book course as soon as I get a chance. Thanks to the boot-camp a number of Adrienne’s students kept in contact and set up a blog to keep our illustration projects going – check it”! Kevin Bohan, Blind Elephant Collective

  6. Adrienne seems to have a constant stream of ideas.
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 2:23 pm

    The main things that stand out for me and which I value in Adrienne as a tutor are her enthusiasm and creativity in relation to illustration and visual art in general. I have found her to be very open-minded, always encouraging new ways to try things, explore and experiment. She seems to have a constant stream of ideas. This is very encouraging and beneficial to me as a student.” Nicola Chestnutt

  7. I got a great deal out of Adrienne's expertise and wealth of ideas
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 2:31 pm

    “I joined the Illustration Boot Camp to gain an insight into illustration in its many forms. As well as having a personal interest in the subject, I felt that It would also benefit my work, as I teach full time art & design portfolio preparation. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I got a great deal out of Adrienne’s expertise and wealth of ideas, and indeed also out of the exchange of ideas amongst the class group. I would have continued with further courses, had I been living solely in Dublin.” Ruth Mannion, Art teacher

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