Lisa O'Donnell, Expert Teacher

MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, PhD candidate Royal College of Art

I started teaching because it was my experiences of workshops and great art teachers that facilitated my career in the arts. My favorite thing is seeing the incredible array of work kids will produce, even though you have given them all the same skills, techniques and starting points! It's also really amazing to see them get immersed in what they do, enjoying the experience of making, and at the end be proud of something they have made.
  • Core topics
  • Scratch Jr
  • Scratch
  • Robotics
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Specialist topics
  • Animation
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Art and Design History
  • Printmaking
Lisa has partnered with BlueShift Education and is only available for specific courses.

Lisa O'Donnell is a successful practising artist and has been teaching painting, drawing and coding for over ten years. We are thrilled to partner with her to provide arts and design courses to BlueShift students.


I have loved art ever since I was a child, but I was particularly influence by an arts festival in my hometown in Ireland; artists would come from all over the world to showcase their work and give workshops to local children like me. I then discovered coding when I was teaching children animation; it seemed a really exciting opportunity for combining the creative elements of animation with a more advanced but also more accessible technology. I believe that an arts education is important for children because it helps them to express themselves, and develops their communication, social, problem-solving and fine motor skills. Not only that, but it's also really fun and something that children get a lot of enjoyment, fulfilment, and confidence from.

  • “The course was incredibly efficiently run, with excellent teaching staff. ”

    Raihaanah, parent

Teaching experience

  • The Cartoon Museum (London)
  • The Irish Arts Centre (New York)
  • University of the Arts (London)
  • Wetherby Preparatory School
  • Knightsbridge School
  • 10 years’ private tuition and workshop teaching experience