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Welcome to the on-line home of Brushstrokes Art School, Ongar, Dublin 15.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw and paint?  Well, now you can with our drawing and painting classes for adults and children. We also provide day long courses on Sundays.

Established in 1992, Brushstrokes has successfully taught thousands of people to draw & paint. We are passionate about art and learning to draw & paint. Our classes are enjoyable, informative, practical and tailored to suit your needs. We provide a full range of art classes and courses for adults & children catering for all levels from beginner and intermediate and advanced students in oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and pastel painting, and drawing in pencil & charcoal. We also run a range of weekend workshops offering intensive tuition for all levels.

Today, Brushstrokes Art School is one of Ireland's leading and best private art schools with the skills, knowledge and passion to help you develop your creative ability. View some of our past and current students' work in our adults and childrens on-line galleries.


You will find a lot more information on our site as well as our free Hints & Tips and video tutorials. We hope you enjoy and if you want to contact us please telephone on 01 640 2857 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We look forward to hearing from you.

To visit the website of Phelim Donfield and learn more about the founder and director of Brushstrokes Art Schools, please click here.

Learning to draw and paint is all about enjoying yourself and expressing your own individual creativity. Painting is also a wonderful and therapeutic way to relax and de-stress from the pressures and fast pace of modern living.


At Brushstrokes we believe that anyone can learn to draw and paint. We all have creativity and with this you can learn the basic skills. From there it is a matter of how much time and dedication you apply to your learning. Not everyone will be, or wants to be a great painter but you can develop your skills to a level that you can enjoy, and feel achievement. We will teach you how to see, and realise that everything is made up of a combination of shapes, shadows and tones with proportion, perspective, positive & negative spaces and that using these you can learn to understand correctly what you are looking at.