Art is a line around your thoughts.

– Gustav Klimt 

Bracken Arts run process led art workshops & camps designed for Children.   They strive to create an environment where ‘every’ child can find success and feel a sense of fulfilment through the process of ‘creating & making’

Bracken Arts Co-founder, Shanon Mitchell O’Bracken, a graduate of Art & Design/Graphic Design from Mansfield College of Art, UK, has worked in  design practises in Nottingham, London & Dublin merging her own studio practice as a Graphic artist with ‘Bracken Arts ‘ designing, developing & facilitating Children’s Arts Workshops.  A lifelong passion for drawing, painting & printmaking is evident in the diverse level of creative projects available in Bracken’s arts programme. Children experience & develop skills in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Clay, Paper Mache, Collage,  Textiles & Typography.  To view Shanon’s portfolio of design & fine art work please visit

As a mother of two children Shanon can see first hand how important it is for children to experiment & express themselves through art creating work unique to themselves whilst allowing free creative play in a fun supportive environment.

Shanon welcomes the opportunity to enrich your child’s life with new adventures in the world of art.

If you would like to book an art workshop or Art Camp please contact Shanon on 087 973 7739 or email

Inspire, encourage, create!


Emma Olsen, Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin

Shanon of Bracken Arts has provided a bespoke service to the Shopping Centre over the last number of years.

From the concept, design, imaging and planning for the various seasonal events such as Halloween, St. Valentine’s Day, Easter and Christmas events, Shanon then has designed & facilitated the events/workshops with high quality and appropriate materials and has proved to be excellent at dealing with all the participants young and old in a structured, fun and professional way.

The Centre prides itself on having family friendly quality events and Bracken Arts has been central to achieving this aim.

Stephanie Staines, Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

“I really enjoyed having your Arts event and I feel it was received really well by our customers, I really like your hands on approach.”

Cruinniú na nÓg Workshops | National Day of Children’s Creativity Saturday 23rd June 2018

“A fantastic day. So well managed. Kids were excited and enthused huge kudos to all involved for a truly unique and enriching experience. Thank you.”

“Thank you so much, my boys had a great day and can’t wait for summer camp!”

“It was brilliant. The kids had a great time. Thanks.”

“A fabulous day. The enthusiasm was great. The arts were enjoyed by so many children today. Thanks. See you at summer camp!”

Sinead – Parent of Little Artist

The range of materials used is amazing from very expensive art supplies to using recycled & natural materials, some that you can even find outside. Most of all I think attending the art camp has inspired our daughter to continue to explore her creative side.

Alex – Parent of Little Artist

The girls can’t wait to be back doing arts and crafts, with you, excellent club and worth every penny!

The Museum of Childhood Project Ireland

The Museum of Childhood Project Ireland were delighted with the wonderful Arts and Crafts workshop facilitated by Shanon O’Bracken, as part of our annual event day last August.

The children really enjoyed the experience and Shanon ensured it ran smoothly and professionally. It was the first to book out completely on Eventbrite too!

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