Every child is an artist

Introducing children to the world of art can prove to be an exceptional way
for them to enhance their skills and gain new abilities.

What children Say

Emily 5-year-old

"Wow, I had the BEST time in my cutting and pasting classes! I learned super-duper cool stuff! Now I can cut all sorts of shapes and stick them together to make the most amazing crafts ever! My teacher was really, really nice and taught me new tricks. We even used colourful paper and shiny glitter, it was like magic! I had a blast and I can't wait to keep making more awesome things with scissors and glue. Thank you for the most amazing time ever!"

Jack 7-year-old

"I had soooo much fun in my drawing and painting classes this year! I learned to draw people, animals, and even big, beautiful landscapes. My teacher showed me cool tricks like shading and mixing colours. I got to use all sorts of paints and brushes too! I'm super proud of my paintings and how much I've improved. I can't wait to keep making art and getting even better!"

Elton 9-year-old

"I had the most awesome time at Hammer, brush & Glue this year! I learned how to use real tools like hammers, saws, and drills. My teacher taught me how to measure, cut, and shape wood into cool projects. I made my very own wooden toys, a birdhouse, and even a little chair! It was so exciting to see my ideas come to life. I feel super proud of what I did. Woodworking is the best, and I can't wait to keep building and creating more amazing things!"

Our Classes

Don't be hesitant or assume that your child lacks artistic ability. It's all about developing skills! Consider enrolling them in one or multiple classes. They'll have the opportunity to meet new friends and explore their creativity. Plus, they'll have some gorgeous artwork to keep, gift, or even sell!

If you need more details, you can reach us by phone at 090 7333333 or by email at director@hammerbrushglue.com.

Drawing and Painting class

The course curriculum covers the fundamentals of fine art, including the history of painting and various drawing techniques that children will master. The course is designed for children who do not have initial training or with minimal training. The program consists of four thematic cycles, which are :
Cycle I. Introduction. Still-life.
Cycle II. Drawing plants. Landscape.
Cycle III. Fundamentals of perspective.
Cycle IV. Drawing animals and birds.

  • Course Supervisor — Debry Swanson
  • Course duration — 1 year – Monday to Friday – 2 hours per Day.*
  • All supplies included.
  • This class is limited to 10 students.
  • Suitable for children 7‐9 years old.
  • Bring your biggest toothiest smile!

*The next class starts in September 2023. Please, find more information about Schedule & Fees.

Cutting and Pasting class

Working with paper has great educational value, particularly in terms of a child's mental and aesthetic development. Designing can expand their horizons and foster a creative attitude towards life. Taking a course on creating paper products can also enhance a child's artistic taste. It teaches them to observe and identify key characteristics, which can be valuable skills.

  • Course Supervisor — Elisabeth Bennet
  • Course duration — 1 year – Monday to Friday – 2 hours per Day.*
  • All supplies included.
  • This class is limited to 10 students.
  • Suitable for children 5‐6 years old.
  • Bring your biggest toothiest smile!

*The next class starts in September 2023. Please, find more information about Schedule & Fees.

Woodworking class

Welcome to this exciting class where your youth will get to create various fascinating products using hand carpentry tools. They will not only gain valuable experience in working with different types of wood, but also learn how to use, sharpen, and maintain these tools correctly. By the end of the course, they will have acquired new skills, knowledge, and a good set of tools, and best of all, they will have made beautiful wooden toys with their own hands. These toys are eco-friendly, safe, and perfect for children. Join us today and enjoy the satisfaction of creating something unique and special.

  • Course Supervisor — Ron Swanson
  • Course duration — 1 year – Monday to Friday – 2 hours per Day.*
  • All supplies included.**
  • This class is limited to 7 students.
  • Suitable for children 7‐9 years old.
  • Bring your biggest toothiest smile!

*The next class starts in September 2023. Please, find more information about Schedule & Fees.

**The availability of your own tools will be discussed in the introductory lesson.

Schedule & Fees

Here at Hammer, Brush & Glue we divide the year into three terms:

Classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Drawing and Painting 3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 1
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 1
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 1
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 1
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 1
Cutting and Pasting 1:00 pm ‐ 3:00 pm
Room 3
1:00 pm ‐ 3:00 pm
Room 3
1:00 pm ‐ 3:00 pm
Room 3
1:00 pm ‐ 3:00 pm
Room 3
1:00 pm ‐ 3:00 pm
Room 3
Woodworking 3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 2
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 2
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 2
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 2
3:00 pm ‐ 5:00 pm
Room 2
Per Month Per Week
5 Days € 350 € 70.38
4 Days € 250 € 57.69
3 Days € 200 € 46.15
2 Days € 145 € 33.46

All monthly fees are to be paid by Direct Debit in advance.

Our Story

The Hammer, Brush & Glue Learning Centre is a family-owned business that offers childcare classes to children aged 5 to 9 years old. It was established in 2015 to serve the families of Sandyford and nearby communities. Our friendly tutors are committed to providing genuine care and warmth to the children. The safety and security of the children in our care are of utmost importance to us, and we strive to make sure they feel happy and secure while under our supervision.

Our Tutors

Our qualified tutors strive for the most important accomplishment: from playing with pleasure to learning.

Elisabeth Bennet
Cutting and pasting class

Elisabeth has been working with children's groups at our centre for 8 years. She utilises a unique game‐based approach that sustains interest in learning and inspires creativity in children. Elisabeth is a graduate of the Faculty of Decorative and Applied Arts at the London Textile University.

Debry Swanson
Drawing and painting class

Meet Debry, our leader, and motivator. A highly experienced teacher with over 9 years of teaching young artists. With a degree from the Dublin Academy of Arts, Debry's lessons are carefully crafted to ensure maximum benefit and interest for her students. She's also a member of the Union of Artists of Ireland since 2013. Debry has participated in and won various world exhibitions and competitions in fine arts.

Ron Swanson
Woodworking class

Ron has over 9 years of experience teaching and working with children, making him a true master in his field. He earned a "Decorative and Applied Art" degree from the College of Arts in 1998 and later graduated from the University of Technology and Design in 2010.

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  • Phone: 090 7333333
  • Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, D18, Dublin
  • Open hours: Mon–Fri 10 am to 7 pm, Sat & Sun Closed.
  • Hammer, Brush & Glue Learning Centre is closed on all public holidays.

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Why choose Us?

Fun facilities

At our Learning Centre, we provide a variety of fun and interactive spaces, both inside and outside, that encourage children to play, learn, and grow. These facilities are designed to support their development and education positively and engagingly.

Community involvement

Throughout every season, our children have access to a wide range of neighbourhood events and activities.

Personalised approach

Our approach to supporting each child's learning and development is personalised and individualised. We prioritise a holistic style of care that ensures every child receives the necessary support and attention.