Adult Education

We offer a range of integrated adult education courses at Mayfield Arts both accredited and non-accredited for people of all abilities in the community.
We are a registered QQI (Formerly FETAC) centre.

Arts & Integration

Mayfield Arts has been working in the area of Arts Education for people with learning disabilities for 15 years. We are recognised as one of the leaders in this field in Ireland.

Our approach to working with adults with learning disabilities is an inclusive one that focuses on integration to activities in the local community. Our approach is focused on the abilities and the unique creative expression of the individual. A balance is always sought between group process and collaborative learning and individual expression.

We have been active on networks and working groups developing modules and programmes to make arts education more accessible to people with learning disabilities.

QQI (Formerly FETAC) Courses on offer:

Print – Level 3
Outdoor Crop Production – Level 3
Textiles – Level 3
Drawing – Level 3
Painting – Level 3
Art and Design – Level 3

Nominal fee may apply for classes, most of the materials are supplied as part of the course.

Each visual art module runs for approximately 12 weeks.
The Horticulture module runs from March to December

Contact: Deirdre Hunt
+353 (0)21 4530434

Open Studios

Mayfield Arts runs open art studio workshops each Thursday morning. The sessions are open to everyone in the community interested in developing their individual creativity. We provide a relaxed supportive setting for these sessions where each participant is given support by a trained facilitator, while also sharing their experience and skills with the other participants.
Participants are of mixed abilities and ages and have widely varying degrees of experience.
These sessions are facilitated by a team of arts workers, with up to 25 participants the areas covered include a variety of creative skills from drawing & painting techniques to print. An end of term exhibition is organized at the arts centre to display their work.
Most materials are provided for the open sessions, a resource library is available, but participants bring their own materials if they want to specialise in a particular area. The sessions are €3 including teas and coffees.

Contact: Deirdre Hunt
+353 (0)21 4530434

Evening Classes

We run evening art classes throughout the year, content ranges from painting, drawing and print to mixed media and sculpture. Check our social media pages and news section for updates and details.
Training & Workshops

Mayfield Arts has a long history of providing training to the formal and non–formal education sectors, youth workers, those in the disability sector and various other groups and organisations. We have for many years provided training to the development education sector.

Creative Workshops

We offer a wide range of creative workshops to groups and schools of all abilities including:

Print making

Your group can choose to do a short programme of workshops or a once off workshop.
We have extensive experience of facilitating workshops with a variety of groups and will work to accommodate your needs and expectations.

Contact: Deirdre Hunt
Phone 021 4530434

Training Programmes

We have many years experience managing and co-ordinating activities under the Youth in Action Programme. Having co-ordinated a number of Youth Initiatives, Training Events, Trans-national Exchanges, and in recent years, a Grundtvig PartnershipErasmus+ Strategic partnership for adult education.


Connecting through Creativity 2013

Connecting through Creativity 2014