Courses and Lectures

Upcoming Course, Lectures and Tours

Spring 2021

Northern Renaissance Art – The 16th Century

This 10-week course will trace the developments in art in the North of Europe. The focus will be on painting, sculpture and the decorative arts. Some of the artists to be discussed are the supremely talent Albrecht Dürer, the wonderfully bizarre Hieronymus Bosch, the master of portraiture Hans Holbein the Younger among many others including a few lesser know women artists like Caterina van Hemessen. This course will primarily look at art produced in Germany, England, Flanders and the Netherlands, and will place the artworks into their historical context, looking at patrons, artists practices as well as economic, religious and other influences. A variety of mediums will be studied from illuminated manuscripts to metal work to oil painting.

Dates: 10 Weeks

Dates: Wednesday 11 am – 1 pm

Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10 (17th no class), 24, 31.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €200*

To book a a place on this online course please click here:

*Please note there is a €2 charge for paying online, to avoid this payment please select pay offline to pay by bank transfer or cheque.

Virtual Tours of Museums from

around the World!

Tour 5:

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This tour will explore an extraordinary collection of over 2.27 million art and design objects from all around the world. This tour will focus on some of the highlights including the cast room, the painting collection, the Raphael cartoons, sculpture as well as fashion and some of the rarer pieces.

Date: Tuesday 19th January at 7pm (Duration approx. 1hr 15mins)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €20

To book click on this link:

Another 10 Great Artists

This series of stand-alone 1-hour lectures comprises a diverse array of some of the greatest artists in Western Art History.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €150* for all 10 lectures, please click here to book the full series:

*Please note there is a €2 charge for paying online, to avoid this payment please select pay offline to pay by bank transfer or cheque.


€20 per lecture please book individually below

Date: Mondays at 7pm (Duration approx. 1hr)

Jan 25              1. Leonardo da Vinci

Feb 1               2. Peter Paul Rubens

Feb 8               3. Clara Peeters

Feb 15             4. Claude Lorrain

Feb 22             5. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Mar 1              6. John Everett Millais

Mar 8              7. Pablo Picasso

Mar 15            8. Egon Schiele

Mar 22            9. Georgia O’Keefe

Mar 29            10. Salvador Dali

Online Art Appreciation Course:

Breaking the Mould

Various artists and their diverse approaches will be examined, from Wassily Kandinsky’s spiritually inspired ‘colour music’ to Jackson Pollock’s macho action paintings. Participants will also take an in-depth look at Piet Mondrian and our current exhibition of his work. Abstract art works by Irish artists within the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection will also be discussed and placed within the context of this important twentieth-century art movement.

8 Week Course Online

Dates: Thursdays – 2 time slots (see below)

Jan, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €140

To book click on the relevant link:

There are two times available please follow the relevant links to book:

Class 1 UCD Thursdays 2 – 3.15pm:

Class 2 NGI Thursdays 4-5.15 pm:

UCD Lifelong Learning – AE-AN243 –

The High Renaissance

This six-week course explores the beginning perhaps of the most significant period in the history of Western Art, the Italian Renaissance. The focus will be on the early years particularly in Florence, the birthplace of this extraordinary movement in art and the home of some of the most famous names in art history, from Donatello to Botticelli. The stylistic developments will be discussed relating to painting, sculpture and architecture.
As this is an online course, we will be able to tour some of the buildings, locations and collections virtually.

6 Week Course Online

Dates: Tuesday 2-4pm

Sessions: 6
Jan 26, Feb 02, 09, 16, 23, Mar 02

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: €140

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Hugh Lane Gallery Lecture Series

Artists and their Travels Part 2

Mary Swanzy, Honolulu Garden, 1924, oil on canvas, 64 x 76 cm, Hugh Lane Gallery

Join me for this six part illustrated lectures series when we will be exploring the theme of Irish artists and their travels abroad. We will also be looking at artists who came to Ireland and were inspired by this experience in their art practice.

6 Week Course Online

Dates: March 2021 – Details to TBA

Wednesdays 2.30 pm – 4 pm

Location: Online via Zoom