Well I've seen giant lanterns but this is the biggest! A Viking ship that will lead the procession at the Festival of Light coming up in Killaloe. We started work yesterday with a great team and amazing help from boat builder and artist Pete Brown. It's huge and beautiful, can't wait to see it progress. We'll be fitting tissue paper sides and lighting at the next session, and of course the mast! There's also a wicker man shaping up..
Something to look forward to as the nights are drawing in. This years Killaloe Festival of Light takes place Thursday 23rd October. As part of it I will be running workshops in giant lantern making, and facilitating the making of a ghost viking ship to light up the waters by the historic bridge joining Killaloe and Ballina. All adults are welcome to attend the workshops which are provided by LCETB. Workshop times are as follows:
Viking ship - Thursdays 9th, 16th and 23rd Oct, 11 til 4 pm, Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre, Killaloe
Giant Lanterns - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th ...
Spent a lovely day at Lough Boora on Sunday where a remembrance and celebration was held for Jean Conroy, one of the founders of the Hedge School Artists, who sadly passed away this year. The other founding member Tom Meskell inspired everyone and we gathered flowers, leaves, peat and twigs and created a series of artworks in her memory, the focal one being a representation of Bailey, Jean's lovely dog.
'Earth' Art Exhibition
Fri 26th Sept
Opening Reception 7 - 9 pm
East Clare Community Co-op
A group show of mixed art works all inspired or produced from the earth.
Runs until Monday 13th October.
Includes Art postcard sale, proceeds going to the community kitchen.
Saturday afternoons starting Sept 20th
Art for Young People, 6 week term
2 pm - 4 pm
Suitable for 13 years +
€90- Basic Materials included
Art sessions totally dedicated to young people who really want to develop their art skills in an environment with others. We will cover a range of elements including tone and shading, proportion, observation, colour mixing, design and mark making whilst becoming familiar with, and experimenting with, different mediums. This course is designed to build confidence in ability and an open approach to art making.
The benefit of being part of a regular group is not just the weekly ...
Saturdays starting Sept 20th
Kids Art Club for 6 weeks
10.30 am – 12 pm
€75- All Materials included
Saturday morning creativity designed specifically for 8 - 12 year olds!
We will focus on a wide range of art skills from drawing and painting to design and construction. Children will be encouraged to explore their own ideas whilst learning the skills to deliver them. This class offers a fun, social and supportive environment to gain knowledge and confidence in art making.
P.S. Art materials are fun but messy! Please send children with an old top/t-shirt they can wear. (I have spent too many hours ...
Tuesdays starting Sept 16th
Weekly art class for 6 weeks
10 am – 12 pm or 7 pm - 9 pm
€90- Basic Materials included
An ongoing weekly art class designed to give participants the building blocks of techniques and approaches to making art. Through a 6 week course we will cover observation, line and form, expressive mark making, composition, colour mixing and tone. Becoming familiar with these principles really helps to build confidence in creating your own art.
The benefit of being part of a regular group is not just the weekly practice of working on your art, but also the exposure ...
This weekend heading down to The Electric Picnic in Stradbally. Bringing the Swing and Sway Puppet workshop for kids in the Soul Kids arena. The last blast of summer!
Sunday 27th July
2 til 5 pm
@ Capparoe, Scariff, Co. Clare
€40 (+ €5 for p+p if you are unable to collect finished items)
All materials included
Design and make your own beautiful jewellery using coloured glass and wire. A fun and creative afternoon with endless possibilities of designs, all with stunning results!
Please note, as pieces need to be fused in a kiln they will be ready to collected mid week, or can be posted.
Sunday 6th July
Scariff GAA Hall
2 - 5 pm
This is gonna be fun! For any 10 - 18 year olds - Just €3 entry for 3 hours of circus skills workshops Juggling, Diabolo, Devil stick, Unicycle, Poi, Spinning Plates, Hula Hoop AND a chance to make your own set of juggling balls! Not bad for a Sunday! No booking required. For more details call: 087 615 9466