A unique opportunity to improve your creative skills in the wilds of Donegal.

Art courses in a beautiful 19th century Irish cottage and studio.

The cottage and studio is available here for holiday rentals
People studying on an art course
Sinead Smyth teaching art to a class
A painting by Sinead Smyth
An artists' studio sink

What a course participant said

A landscape painting by Sinead Smyth

Discover your inner creativity

Our courses cater for creative people of all abilities - from professional to amateur artists to complete beginners - wishing to spend time improving their painting skills in a working studio with expert tuition from resident artist Sinéad Smyth.

Improve your personal wellbeing

Allowing yourself to be creatively free can really help begin to address personal anxiety in your creative life and beyond.

Our courses are often an opportunity to rewire your brain for a more creative way of thinking, tapping into creative problem solving and map-making for personal and business-based applications.
A daisy in a meadow
Sinéad Smyth

Sinéad Smyth - your artist

Hi! I'm a local artist with more than 20 years experience as an art tutor. I love working with people to help bring out their inner, sometimes hidden, creativity.

I've worked with The Turner Prize, The Thames Festival, The British Council and City of Culture over the years, along with countless children and adults.

My paintings and installations have been shown nationally and internationally. My work is held in public and private collections globally.

I’ve been a creative all my life, taking up oil painting more seriously under artist mentors in my 30s. I find inspiration in everyday observations of people and landscapes.

My style of work is generally abstract impressionism although I have been known to dip into realism on occasion! I aim to capture the essence of my chosen subject, creating the illusion of detail through energetic mark making and brushwork.
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Where are we?

We can be found just outside Carndonagh on the Inishowen Peninsula. This is the most northerly part of the island of Ireland in County Donegal.