Art Blog

Creative News and Previous Events

We’ve been been busy and industrious with a full schedule of classes running in Reaghstown & Creative Spark since January. The art Project in The Red Door, Drogheda was great fun and we produced some exciting hand painted ceramics and mosaic pieces in 6 weeks.




We celebrated Bealtaine 2015 with a free 1 day workshop in Ardee Library. 9th May. We used maps to create a mixed media piece. Lots of new techniques were discovered. The Creative Pop Up shop event in eBay HQ in Blanchardstown Nov 2014 was  a colourful spectical! Clients from Debanhams, O’Briens Fine Wines, local Charities were in attendance. Abbey Art Studios had a stand and for the first time used PayPal cashless transactions! The specially commissioned range of eBot paintings were a hit and found many new homes. 2014 Art Classes Ardee & Dundalk Co.Louth for Adults & Children     Happy New Year Artists! Last year we hosted a market stall at the Square in Dundalk for the Festival of Light. It was a hard graft but thanks to all involved we sold over 40 paintings. I am looking forward to new 2014 creative adventures this term, especially as we are going to work in a larger space ( unit eight ) in Creative Spark. This is your Studio so let the “fun inspiring creativity” continue! Classes for Children atThe Art Lab 10 weeks of Children’s Classes starting 27thJanuary 2014 Let 2014 be filled with fun! Plenty of wacky ideas are lined up for mini artists this term: make musical inspired sculptures, bring a lizard to life on canvas and print on fabric! For teenagers we will be developing our drawing and shading abilities and translating them into lino cut prints. Join us at the Art Lab and get your imagination active with some art creations.  Enjoy drawing painting and sculpture; learn to make new fun things with friends! We organised  a stall at the Festival of Light in Dundalk for our Annual Show.Boats by Joanne Cartright painted at Abbey Art Studios Dundalk Dundalk art classes for children and adults Teen Camp Application Form: Summer is buzzing at Creative Spark with Summer Camps for Teens and Children 5-12 years. Art, iPad interactive media, creative cuisine, martial arts and sports offer Creative alternatives for all.  

My Camp, Summer Camps Dundalk 2013

  Exhibition & Open Week 9th—15th December   opening on Sunday 9th December at 3pm   Free Festive Afternoon tea & family creative play In Creative Spark, Clontygora, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk Come along and see the wide variety of work produced by all the artists. Take a tour of the new building and find out what art classes are starting in 2013. MOVEMBER with EBAY So excited about the EBay online art auction for Movember, featuring some specially commissioned pieces I produced. Have a look via link underneath! Bid for a great cause…cheap as chips! EBay Movember Auction   Other November News I am settling in well to the new studio in Creative Spark,Dundalk and painting productivity has been trebled. New work is currently on display in Creative Spark and available for sale. Prices from €65 for framed paintings, an ideal original gift! Check our Facebook page for studio specials. A new Dundalk premises for October 2012 Creative Spark is a new building on the Dundalk By-Pass, custom built to house creative businesses in the area. Abbey Art Studios will be taking a studio there from October 2012. Classes will still operate from the Reaghstown studio too. Keep in touch to hear about the Creative Spark open day. Click this link to visit the Creative Spark Web Site Congratulations to all who participated in ‘Home’, the annual exhibition in the studio, 38% of all pieces sold. Our Sunday opening was packed out and the relaxed atmosphere made it a really enjoyable start to the Christmas holidays!

 Home Exhibition 2011, Abbey Art Studios Co. Louth

Should you have any specific questions or requests use the contact form or please call Susan on 087-2423537. If none of the listed classes’ suit your schedule; private tuition can be arranged for €20 per hour.