The Unknown Land
"A fun, creative and inclusive art school for children of all ages and abilities"
Doodlebox is run by Sarah-Jayne Reid: artist, art therapist and educator. Doodlebox is a local art school that serves the local and wider community.
Doodlebox focuses on encouraging each child to become more confident, independent and creative through the use of art. We introduce children to many different methods of two and three dimensional art making, using traditional and unconventional materials. We also introduce children to the work of famous and contemporary artists and periods of art, and explore image making based on what we've learned.
We are happy to welcome all children to our classes and do our best to support children with special needs.
Every year at our annual exhibition we present the Leah Kelly Award. This is in memory of our friend and Doodle Bug, Leah. We proudly support Leah's parents, in his fundraising for Aoibheann's Pink Tie and Barrettstown.
What Makes Doodlebox Different
Doodle Bag provided for all students: Doodle Bag contains all the necessary art materials to complete all the projects.
Small classes, individual attention.
Inclusive of all children.
Classes on site will consist of one fired pottery project each term.
Annual exhibition in Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre.
Classes are never repeated.
Each child’s individuality is encouraged.
Run by an experienced and qualified art therapist, who also has years of experience teaching children.
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 ed and disability sectors before becoming an art therapist. As well as working in schools and having a private practice as an art therapist, she has had the pleasure to work with groups of children from Heart Children Ireland and Social Circle (children with autism and their siblings)