2011 Workshops

NEXT CLASSES START NOV 18th Painting for beginners and improvers and Traditional Christmas Crafts. Both course run for 5 weeks in Mountown.  See details below. Email info@irishetchings.com to book or for more information.

December 6th – Temple Bar Cultural Trust ‘Get Active

Traditional Salt Dough Decorations for Christmas- booking direct with TBCT.

Painting for Beginners and Improvers 5 week course

You will be introduced to the key skills in painting and planning a picture. The course will cover use of tones, complementary colours, colour mixing, brushwork and perspective. All this while having an enjoyable three hours of painting in the medium of your choice. (A materials list will be supplied).

The course is in the lovely new Mountown Community Facility, and runs from 10am  – 1pm on Friday Mornings.

Email info@irishetchings.com to book or for more information.

Traditional Christmas Crafts – 5 week course starting Nov 18 th

Learn to make fun and useful Christmas items using traditional craft techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Make salt dought tree decorations, personalised Christmas Cards, unique wrappings, boxes, bags and tags. Ideal for presenting home made gifts! Most materials supplied although recycling will be encouraged – materials list will be given.  The course is in the lovely new Mountown Community Facility, and runs from 2pm – 4pm of Friday afternoon.

Email info@irishetchings.com to book or for more information.

One Day Watercolour Workshop in Dublin  saturday 1st october 2011. – BACK IN SPRINg 2012

Excerpt Bulloch Harbour Watercolour Camilla Fanning

Spend a day painting en-Plein air in the beautiful Gardens of Knockrose House, Co Dublin  (http://www.knockrose.com/)  The workshop starts with a demonstration, you will learn how to create  and keep your colour fresh and alive. Your course tutor Camilla is an experienced teacher and professional practicing artist and will be on hand throughout the day to help and advise.

To book & for more information email info@irishetchings.com  

Cost: €110 Full day workshop (including lunch & refreshments).

Booking deposit €50 received by Monday 19th September secures a place.

Date of workshop –  1st October 2011.

Eco-Friendly Home Crafts – Starts 27 th September

Finger Puppets

Re-cycle, Re-use, Re-fashion!!! Selection of crafts included – you will make gift cards, finger puppets, crafty bags, do decoupage, stencilling, seasonal crafts and more!

Inspired by the ‘Mend & Make Do’ and ‘Slow fashion’ Movements, in this class you will rework found materials and unused objects to make something new and useful.

Ideal for making the eco-conscious gift and for discovering ways of presenting homemade items, you can take this course as one 10-week block or take your choice of one or two consecutive 5-week courses. Each series will include relevant seasonal projects.

Crafty Bags

Your course tutor Camilla is an experienced teacher and professional practicing artist. Participants will receive clear instructional worksheets and templates to keep. All specialist materials and tools will be provided during the course.

The cost including specialist materials: The 10-week course €300; the five-week course €155. (Booking deposit of €50 secures a place).

Date: Starting 27th  September Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Venue: Mount Merrion Community Centre, The Rise, Mt Merrion, Co. Dublin

To book: email info@irishetchings.com

Booking deposit received by Thursday 15th September secures a place.

Further workshops will be run during the year on a variety of themes. To be kept informed of these just email us, or ‘like’ us on http://www.facebook.com/IrishEtchings   to receive regular updates.

Introduction to Etching – Intaglio Drypoint Printmaking (date TBA)

This  introductory course will introduce you to the technique of drypoint for copperplate intaglio printmaking. Each participant will make a print using the traditional materials, methods and equipment of this classic artform, using a fully set up professional studio in Dublin. This is an ideal introduction to the medium for those who have never tried it before. Maybe you are a collector and would like to understand the process better? or maybe you are proficient in other art media and would like to explore new shores.

Next workshop – Dates to be confirmed

Workshop Cost: €65
All materials included,  maximum 6 participants
Location:  Dundrum, Dublin
Please email for further information and to book info[at]irishetchings.com
and http://www.facebook.com/IrishEtchings

To book: email info@irishetchings.com

Further workshops will be run during the year, on a variety of themes, to be kept informed of these just email, or ‘like’ irishetchings on Facebook to receive regular updates.

June 6th TBCT – Walk & Sketch

For the Get Active group – Walk & Sketch workshop – book directly with TBCT

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