Short Courses

Introduction to Fashion & Lifestyle Blogging


I’m working with Ruth Griffin to organise a new course called: Introduction to Fashion & Lifestyle Blogging, to be run in Om Diva Boutique in January 2013.

Rua Ruth & Artists-Makers Online are proud to present Dublin’s first fashion & lifestyle blogging course in Om Diva Boutique, 27 Drury Street, Dublin.”

Dates: January 17th, 24th, 31st February 7th,14th
Time: 6pm-8pm

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Over 5 evenings you will be introduced to fashion and lifestyle blogging, you will learn to set up and style your site, learn how to develop popular content for your site using your unique voice, and learn how to promote your site through SEO and Social Media tools and tricks.

These fun and informative workshops will bring you step-by-step through the process of setting up your blog, on structuring your blog content and building your profile by engaging with the broader online community

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Social Media courses

Western Management Centre, Galway

Western Management Centre, Galway

I recently taught a short course in Social media in the Western Management Centre, in Galway. The course took place over a full day, with 2 3-hour sessions with a lunch break, and it’s full title was ‘Social Media – A business, sales & marketing tool‘.

‘The training course is ideally suited to individuals / businesses who want to learn how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. as part of their marketing strategy to gain a competitive edge, and that are interested in understanding how Social Media can have a positive impact on the revenue and awareness of their respective businesses.’

We’ve run the course twice now and it’s been very well received, the next course is available now for booking from Western Management Centre’s website here.

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New Courses in March and April


After a successful run through January we’re now taking bookings for both the March and April runs of our 4-part ‘Ecommerce Web-design and Promotion for Artists and Creatives‘ course. The course takes place on Wednesday’s through March and on Mondays through April.

This course is ideal for individuals who are interested in building portfolio websites to include e-Commerce, social-media and are search-engine optimised.

Course runs:
Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th March or
Monday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of April

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Happy New Year!


If your New Year’s resolution is to get to grips with your website, Artist-makers Online are currently taking bookings for our new ‘E-commerce web-design and promotion‘ course. This 4-part course is ideal for individuals who are interested in building portfolio websites to include e-Commerce, social-media and are search-engine optimised. Pay securely now via Paypal to reserve your place. // Find Out More!

I’m also running 3 different workshops which will be useful additions to the 4-part course, have a look at what I’m offering and maybe one of these would suit you?

Artist-makers Online are currently taking bookings for our new ‘Introduction to Google Analytics‘ workshop. This 3-hour course is ideal for individuals who are interested in learning how to use Google Analytics to find out more about your web traffic. Track your visitor’s interaction with your site and find out where sale conversions are failing. Create Profiles, Goals, Funnels and Filters. Get more out of your site stats. // Find Out More!

WordPress is a terrific tool for building websites, with hundreds of free plugins and themes to choose from to extend your site in anyway imaginable. But to have a truly unique design you must ‘Customise your WordPress theme‘. It may be that your logo positioning is off, or that your colour scheme or typography are dated, but knowing how to make these changes yourself allows you to get the most out of the best website building tool around and literally turns WordPress into the most versatile webdesign tool available. // Find Out More!

Preparing media for the web‘ can be confusing and complicated. This workshop will show you how to prepare your images, audio and video for presentation online. This workshop would be suitable for anyone unsure as to how to get their images and other media into a format which can be used on their website. The workshop would also be useful for anyone who needs to prepare digital media for an application either to be emailed or saved to cd. // Find Out More!

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