Illustration Boot Camp and Picture Book Boot Camp will now both begin in January, starting January 2019. Same amount of hours but more condensed. We finish with our end of year show each June in a public gallery. 


Adrienne Geoghegan’s Visual Art Boot Camps were established in 2009 to fill a niche in the illustration education market in Ireland.

She set up in The Garden Art Room at The Carmelite Centre on Aungier Street, in the heart of Dublin City, a 5 minutes stroll from St Stephen’s Green. The courses took off immediately as the evening hours and course duration suited those who were in full or part-time employment, parenting, or studying. Many lapsed illustrators and graphic designers returned to up-skill, as well as those who wanted to investigate the possibility of a new or side-line career. On completion of the course, students have the opportunity to showcase their illustration work in a public gallery which is always packed out.

Mission Statement

Adrienne Geoghegan’s courses are geared to accomplish the following:

We are here to imagine, freely create, and learn about communicating visually
We are here to immerse ourselves in the making of illustrative art and picture books, writing and illustration, through briefs, guided tutorials, self-learning, sharing, practice, hands-on demonstrations, lectures and studio work.
We are here to communicate ideas about illustrative art and picture book making in a collaborative and respectful environment.
We are here to work for the most part hands-on, off-screen, using a variety of mediums and styles…to feel the fear and do it anyway!
We are here to grow from our mistakes and to embrace one another’s perspectives as we develop as illustrators and picture book makers.
We are here to grow as illustrators and picture book makers in the knowledge that it is as much about what we do outside of the studio as inside!

‘Skill and talent is gained through consistent practice and not poured into your head from a large illustrated jug’
– Adrienne Geoghegan.

Every artist was first an amateur.‘ – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Adrienne is a wonderful teacher. Very interested and enthusiastic with tons of real-world experience which she shared with the class. I would highly recommend attending any of Adrienne’s illustration courses.

Jennifer Farley – Illustrator & Design Instructor

Adrienne is an excellent tutor! I attended both of her courses, Illustration Boot Camp and Picture Book Illustration in Dublin over 2 years. I met like-minded and talented people who shared ideas and great conversations. We eventually curated two group exhibitions with the work created in Adrienne’s classes. The courses reawakened my artistic streak and…

Sinead McCarthy – Artist/Illustrator, Teacher

Adrienne runs a great course which can be treated as a series of intense illustration exercises or as a series of relaxed goals that you take at your own pace. It is a great place to get a body of work together.  All assignments are open to your own interpretation. A great place to meet like-minded people.

Killian Dunne – Freelance Illustrator and Printmaker

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