Lifelong Learning

The Glucksman is committed to lifelong learning in the gallery spaces and we offer regular art courses and events for adults.

Our Senior Community programme is dedicated to involving seniors in all kinds of activities in the gallery with an emphasis on social, fun and creative encounters. Through courses, tours, concerts and screenings, this programme is a reminder that art is an ongoing passion. 

Booking required for all courses +353 21 4901844 /

Upcoming courses

Art Club Senior

Art Club Senior (55+)

29 January - 5 March 2019, Tuesdays 11am – 1pm 6-week course for 55+, €100 / €85 for Glucksman members,

Booking required.

Working with ideas of atmosphere, climate, and mood, this course offers an in-depth, hands-on look at the materials, techniques, and thinking behind watercolour painting. Under the guidance of a professional artist, participants will explore the architecture and landscape of University College Cork that will serve as points of departure to make their own paintings. Suitable for all abilities whether beginner or advanced

Booking required. +353 21 4901844 /


Lunchtime Drawing Course

30 January - 6 March 2019, Wednesdays 1-2pm, €80/€70 for Glucksman members,

Booking required.
+353 21 4901844 /

Join artist Peter Nashfor this course that takes inspiration from the theme of light in current Glucksman exhibition PRISM.

Participants will look at different drawing techniques and methods in this 6-week course that is suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience.

Booking is required. You can book online or call us at +353 21 4901844 to secure your place. 

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Saturday Masterclasses

16 February - 2 March 2019, Saturdays, 10am-1pm, €50 per session with all materials provided. €120 for all three classes. ,

Booking required. +353 21 4901844 /

Discover contemporary approaches to artmaking with professional artists in our new series of Saturday masterclasses. This season we invite you to explore creative techniques in drawing, printmaking and photography. Booking essential to secure your place.

€50 per session all materials provided. Sign up for all 3 classes for a reduced rate of €120. Booking required. +353 21 4901844 /

Drawing with Cassandra Eustace

10am - 1pm, Saturday 16 February

The act of drawing makes light become visible and in this masterclass with artist Cassandra Eustace, participants will be invited to observe light and how it defines what we see. Cassandra regularly teaches and gives talks on the power of drawing as a tool to unlock the imagination. You will learn and put into practice a range of drawing techniques under the guidance of the artist and taking inspiration from the artworks in  Prism, you will track the ways in which the light interacts and illuminates the gallery spaces.

Materials will be provided and the masterclass is suitable for all abilities

Screen Printing with Deirdre Breen

10am - 1pm, Saturday 23 February

This masterclass with designer and printmaker Deirdre Breen will provide participants with guided hands-on practice in the process of screen print making. You will learn and have time to practice the processes of coating, exposing, printing and editioning your own artwork. The session will focus on shape interaction and colour combinations and participants will be invited to respond to artworks in PrismDeirdre Breen is a Cork based artist who makes screen prints characterised by flat abstract motifs and geometric compositions. Her work explores the interplay between solid and space through studies in colour and form.

No experience is required and all materials are provided.

Street Photography with Brendan O'Sé

10am - 1pm, Saturday 2 March

Brendan Ó Sé is a mobile photographer who has won multiple awards including iPhone Photographer of the Year (2017) and Mojofest Photographer of the Year (2018). Brendan utilises over 20 years of teaching experience to help learners to maximise their learning potential with his passion for photography. This results in a dynamic, engaging and learning-centred experience for the participants, allowing them to immediately put into practice the tips and techniques that Brendan covers in his workshops. This masterclass will include a creative walk where participants will have the opportunity to explore ideas of light and colour that can be found in Prism.

€50 per session all materials provided. Sign up for all 3 classes for a reduced rate of €120. Booking required. +353 21 4901844 /