Visual Arts Workshops

Visuals Arts Workshops are back for a new term, with Jill Bouchier running the workshops for  5 - 7 and 8 - 10 year olds and Ruth Flynn will be running the 11 - 13 year olds. 

Jill Bouchier has worked with WYA for over 8 years and together with Jill, Waterford Youth Arts created Saturday Art Club. Originally from the UK, Jill studied art at the Chelsea School of Art and is a professional artist. Her most recent solo exhibition was in Waterford Goma Gallery. Her work often mixes painting with textile work and design.


Saturday Art Club is a varied programme where Jill and Ruth explore a range of media with the children, sometimes thematically eg. ‘Art through History’ or ‘Art from Around the World’ and often enabling our young artists to exhibit work of their own. Young people explore everything from watercolors to pastels, from pottery to collage.

Jill is also a skilled crafts person and uses a lot of craft techniques in the work including working with wool, willow, fabric etc.


Saturday Art Club enables young people to engage with professional art, visiting galleries and exhibitions, meeting professional artists.

Due to Covid 19 and the phase five lockdown all workshops will be limited to six young people per workshop in line with current DCYA guidelines.


Art sessions take place on Waterford Youth Arts at The Arch, Barrack Street:


Saturday Art Club

5-7 Years: 10 am - 11.00am
8-10 years: 11.15 am - 12.15pm
8-10 years: 12.30 pm - 1.30pm

11-13 Years: 2.30 pm  - 4.00pm

For Further Information: WYA, The Arch Barrack Street,

Tel.051 879377

Art costs €65 per term, includes cost of materials. There are discounts for more than one family member. If any child has a difficulty paying the fee, then speak to one of the tutors or office staff about our bursary scheme.

Places are limited, so a deposit of €20 will be required to ensure placement. Places are first come first serve, book early to avoid disappointment.