Welcome to Doodlebox

A fun, creative and inclusive art school for children of all ages and abilities


A fun, creative & inclusive art school for children of all ages and abilities



We will have four classes in RUA RED, which will resume on site when we move to Level 2. While in Levels 3 to 5, all classes will be delivered via Zoom. Classes in other locations will resume when guidelines allow.


We have three online classes: Wednesday 3.30-4.40pm & Saturday 10-11am for children aged 5 to 8. Wednesday 5-6.15pm for children aged 9 to 12



Our new term will start mid September 2021. There will be both classes in Rua Red and online classes too. Hopefully classes will resume in other locations.



We offer on-site and online art classes for two age groups. We have Doodle Bugs (5 - 8 years old) and Doodle Buddies (9 to 12) years old. 

Meet Your Teacher

Sarah-Jayne's passion has always been the arts. Her main qualifications are in Fine Art painting and in Art Therapy (Qualified and accredited member of the Irish Association of Creative Art Therapists) with many other qualifications in such diverse fields as group facilitation, genealogy, welding and drama to ceramics and pottery. She worked in art and drama education and facilitation in the adult and disability sectors before becoming an art therapist. 

Doodlebox is run by a qualified, experienced and practicing art therapist. The gentleness of this approach combined with years of teaching experience provides a unique learning environment for all the children who attend.

What makes Doodlebox Different


Each year all Doodlebox students participate in our annual exhibition, held during May in the café space in RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre. Children show works on paper and fired ceramic pieces. We have a celebration opening and give the Leah Kelly Award, in memory of Leah one of our very first Doodle Bugs.

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Each term, every student receives a Doodle Bag. The Doodle Bag contains all the art materials necessary to complete all the projects, and contains different materials each term. Over the course of the year the children will build up a good selection of quality materials that they can use at home after the term has finished. For online students the Doodle Bag can be posted to anywhere in Ireland.

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During this pandemic all classes are online until we get to Level 2, when classes in Rua Red will resume on site. Other venues have yet to confirm. There are also three dedicated online classes that will continue into the future. This innovative facility allows cousins and friends from different parts of Ireland to attend classes together and is proving very popular for helping children stay in touch. 

Online classes are interactive, children can engage with each other and the teacher. Plenty of time is allocated for open communication. 


Two cameras are used, one for the teacher to chat with and be seen by the children, another called the Doodle Cam, is permanently focused on the drawing board and the teacher’s hands, so that the children can always clearly see what is being demonstrated.

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