Category: Courses/Workshops/Training


Introduction to Encaustic Workshop at A4 Sounds, Dublin

During the day long workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of Encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments. This class is very popular, tick all the boxes and is designed for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike, mostly people who have never practised encaustics and wish to discover this wonderfully versatile medium.

Isabelle Gaborit will introduce the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colours and its versatility with building up layers. People will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relax atmosphere and create beautiful artworks to bring home.

Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018
Times: 10 to 4pm
Fee: €120
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Booking: info@isabellegaborit.com or call Isabelle at: 0872793819
Website: isabellegaborit.com/category/workshop/


Blacksmithing Workshop with Mourne Creative

Don your leather Apron and Gloves and come take part in the is exciting heritage craft of Blacksmithing up in the Mournes. Niall McGinley will guide you through the basic tool making skills required for blacksmithing and then you can use your very own tools to create other instruments for the home fire The blacksmithing workshop will take place over at the stables beside the cottages with lunch in Bearnagh cottage.

Dates: 28th January 2018
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: £90
Location: Mourne Creative, 79 Tullyree Road, Kilcoo BT34 5LD
Booking: mournecreative.com


Frame Weaving Workshop with Mourne Creative

Learn the heritage craft of frame weaving under the expert guidance of weaver Karolina Lisek Create your own unique contemporary wall hanging to be hung at home or to give as a meaningful handcrafted present. Using a simple wooden frame loom, you will experiment with weaving, knotting and wrapping techniques, choosing from a variety of yarns and natural fibres enabling yourself to explore texture,colour and composition.

Karolina promises to demonstrate a couple of extra techniques to non beginner weavers. Frames will be supplied but if you have your own you can bring it with you.

Dates: 27th January 2018
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: £65
Location: Mourne Creative, 79 Tullyree Road, Kilcoo BT34 5LD
Booking: mournecreative.com


Introduction to Silkscreen Printing at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

This four-week course is an excellent introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form and gain guided hands-on practice in the process of screenprint making from start to finish.

You will practice the photo-stencilling technique and learn how to prep your own black and white artwork (a photograph, digital artwork or perhaps some handdrawn sketches ) for the medium of screenprinting – coating and exposing your own screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own limited-edition print run.

You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques – and come away inspired for your next edition.

Damn Fine Print will provide all printing supplies, film positives, inks, aprons and safety gear and a limited supply of paper but we advise you to BYO paper for your final prints or you can purchase our in-house stock from the studio. (Coloured and patterned paper can produce great results also). Some old cloth rags always come in handy too.

For more information please email kim@damnfineprint.com / Subject Title – SCREEN PRINTING
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 5th 12th 19th 26th of February 2018
Times: 6:30pm – 9:15pm
Fee: €240
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Booking: damnfineprint.com/


T-shirts and Tote Bag Workshop at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

Participants will get the opportunity to print their own 1 colour designs on t-shirts and tote bags. You will get a basic introduction to silk screen printing, coating and exposing your own screens, handling printing equipment and tools.

You send us your design or image and we will get it ready for screenprint, or you can play and experiment with our selection of designs and doodles. You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colour, registration and printing techniques – as well as the ink curing process and leave with your very own bespoke T-shirts and Tote bags.

Additional totes and tee’s can be purchased at the studio, or you can BYO – just be sure to bring light coloured cotton fabrics. (max 6 items per person)

For more information please email kim@damnfineprint.com / Subject Title – T-SHIRT WORKSHOP
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 20th January 2018
Times: 11am – 4pm
Fee: €85
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Booking: damnfineprint.com/


Textile Christmas Decorations Workshop with Jane Mathers at F.E. McWilliam Gallery

Come along and explore a variety of textile print, embroidery and embellishment techniques to create bespoke Christmas decorations both for your home or as a gift.

In a relaxed setting you will be introduced to a range of techniques and materials, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.

Dates: Thursday 7 December
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Fee: £10
Location: F.E. McWilliam Gallery
200 Newry Rd, Banbridge
Booking: 028 4062 3322
Website: femcwilliam.com


The Principles of Art Therapy Certificate, CIT and CTC Partnership, Dublin

The Principles of Art Therapy Certificate (formerly Art Therapy Certificate Foundation Course) is a validated QQI level 8 (10 credit) course. This course provides an opportunity to explore Art Therapy within a group setting. During each course weekend (Friday night and all day Saturday) students will participate in experiential workshops with qualified arts therapists. A variety of approaches to the process of Art Therapy are introduced through workshops, lectures and seminars. Each weekend is themed around a key principle of the art therapy process. Lectures will explore how the process works with clients of various ages (children, adolescents and adults) and in a range of contexts including e.g. Psychiatry, Probation, Palliative Care, Education, and Learning Disabilities. Topics vary from year to year.

This is an initiative between the Children’s Therapy Centre and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.

Dates: Jan – June 2018
Times: 7.15-9pm (Fri), 9.30 – 5.15pm Sat
Fee: €1450
Location: MACRO Community Resource Centre, 1 Green St, Dublin 7
Booking: email childrenstherapycentre@gmail.com for course details and application form
Website: childrenstherapycentre.ie/


Stitching Sessions: Bookbinding Workshops with Read That Image

The Read That Image team is pleased to announce the return of Stitching Sessions: Christmas Edition. In true Christmas spirit these sessions will have a particularly festive feel with a choice of themed cover stocks, papers and threads, as well as Christmas tunes and treats a-plenty.

During these workshops participants will be introduced to the craft of bookbinding and learn about the different papers, materials and tools needed to create their own hand-bound books. Members of the RTI team will guide participants step-by-step through various bookbinding techniques including the Japanese-stab and Singer-stitch (morning session) and the French Link stitch (afternoon session).

Workshop participants will leave with their own handmade notebooks and the knowledge and understanding of how to apply these binding techniques to their own book projects. The techniques taught can be used to create artist books and zines, photobook dummies and maquettes, and journals and notebooks – the perfect festive stocking filler. Suitable for beginners, from artists to zinesters. All materials included.

Dates: 3 December / 14 December
Fee: €45
Location: Read That Image
Old Distillery Building, Block A, Unit 1, 112E Allingham Street, Dublin 8
Booking: readthatimage.org/


Introduction to Silkscreen Printing at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

This four-week course is an excellent introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form and gain guided hands-on practice in the process of screenprint making from start to finish.

You will practice the photo-stencilling technique and learn how to prep your own black and white artwork (a photograph, digital artwork or perhaps some handdrawn sketches ) for the medium of screenprinting – coating and exposing your own screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own limited-edition print run.

You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques – and come away inspired for your next edition.

Damn Fine Print will provide all printing supplies, film positives, inks, aprons and safety gear and a limited supply of paper but we advise you to BYO paper for your final prints or you can purchase our in-house stock from the studio. (Coloured and patterned paper can produce great results also). Some old cloth rags always come in handy too.

For more information please email kim@damnfineprint.com / Subject Title – SCREEN PRINTING
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January
Times: 6:30pm – 9:15pm
Fee: €240
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Booking: damnfineprint.com/


Letterpress and Linocut Christmas Cards Workshop at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will learn how to make a celebratory or invitation card using both letterpress and linocut with tutor Mary Plunkett . The first day will be spent typesetting and printing the cards, and during the second day the image will be cut in lino and added to make a finished piece. Each participant should complete approximately 10 cards.

Suitable for: Beginners and Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location:
Graphic Studio Dublin,
Distillery Court,
537 North Circular Road,
Dublin 1.
Booking: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com


Drypoint, Chine Collé and Mono Print Workshop with Clare Henderson at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will be introduced to basic printmaking practice and will develop these skills over the duration of the course. We will begin the course by introducing students to contact monoprints. In the afternoon the focus will be on making drypoint plates and printing them. Students can create line and tone without acid with this method. We can then use printmaking techniques like roll-ups and chine collé to further develop our images.

Suitable for: Beginners and Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location:
Graphic Studio Dublin,
Distillery Court,
537 North Circular Road,
Dublin 1.
Booking: graphicstudiodublin-shop.squarespace.com


Life Drawing Workshop, Egon Schiele Theme with Tadhg McGrath at Block T

A short course devoted to exploring the drawings of Austrian Expressionist Artist Egon Schiele. Egon Schiele’s career was short and intense. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, he made artworks which tried to depict the psychological world as well as examining the female figure in an analytical and detached way. With particular reference to Schiele’s life-drawings and self-portraits, this course will allow students to explore his working methods and artistic responses to the model. Using a series of linked classes with exercises on line, composition, and gesture, this short course will look at how Schiele’s drawings can still be shocking and provocative.

About your tutor:
Tadhg McGrath has an honours degree in painting from Central St.Martin’s in London, and a Masters in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin. He recently had a one person exhibition in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and has shown in galleries across Britain and Ireland. He teaches painting at NCAD, Block T, and The Lab.

Dates: Saturdays December 2nd & 9th
Times: 11:00 – 17:00
Fee: €125
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: eventbrite.ie/


Portrait Painting Workshop with Oisin Roche at Block T

Learn to paint the portrait in the style of the old masters, working with a live model over 2 sessions. Work with one of the field’s leading artists and educators – Oisin Roche – in an intimate, atelier-style setting.
This course will cover:

  • Advice on paints and materials to help you achieve the best results
  • Colour theories, colour mixing, use of the palette
  • How to create realistic form – work with light, shadow and space

A 10% discount is available on all materials from Evan’s Art Supplies: 5 – 6 Meetinghouse Ln, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7

Dates: Sundays December 3rd and 10th
Times: 11:30 – 17:00
Fee: €135
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: eventbrite.ie/


Textile Art Workshop with Lauren Scott at Mourne Creative

Mourne Creative welcomes back Lauren Scott Artist to the Mournes to facilitate this fab-u-lous workshop in Textile Art giving you all this opportunity to avail of Lauren’s fine teaching and skill resulting in a Rockin’ Red Robin to be used as fine Christmas Decor in your own home or to give as a handcrafted Christmas Present

Lauren will bring an arrange of handwoven materials to use in creating your robin such as fine Donegal tweeds and rich red wools.

All materials are provied with a Christmassy Lunch Mulled Wine and mince pies included.

No experience is needed for the workshop just a bag of enthusiasm. Its a great oppurtunity to explore the Mournes, Meet new people, learn a new skill and take home what you make.

Dates: 3 December
Times: 11am to 3pm
Fee: £65
Location: Mourne Creative, 79 Tullyree Road, Kilcoo BT34 5LD
Booking: mournecreative.com


Introduction to Silkscreen Printing Workshop at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

This four-week course is an excellent introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form and gain guided hands-on practice in the process of screenprint making from start to finish.

You will practice the photo-stencilling technique and learn how to prep your own black and white artwork (a photograph, digital artwork or perhaps some handdrawn sketches ) for the medium of screenprinting – coating and exposing your own screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own limited-edition print run.

You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques – and come away inspired for your next edition.

Damn Fine Print will provide all printing supplies, film positives, inks, aprons and safety gear and a limited supply of paper but we advise you to BYO paper for your final prints or you can purchase our in-house stock from the studio. (Coloured and patterned paper can produce great results also). Some old cloth rags always come in handy too.

For more information please email kim@damnfineprint.com / Subject Title – SCREEN PRINTING
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 8th 15th 22nd 29th of January 2018
Times: 6:30pm – 9:15pm
Fee: €240
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Booking: damnfineprint.com/


Using Your Digital Camera: Stage 1 Workshop at Belfast Exposed

This practical, hands-on course is designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

You will get an introduction to your camera’s manual controls and will get to know the potential of your camera as well as taking the hit-and-miss out of picture taking. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.

What You Will Need
– A digital camera with manual controls.

What You Will Learn
– How to work your camera in full manual exposure mode.
– How to use ISO, shutter speed and aperture to create the correct exposure for a given photograph.
– What white balance and metering settings to use in various situations.
– Exposure compensation and good composition– what makes your images interesting and how to get great creative camera effects.
– Histogram and file formats (RAW + JPEG) explained.
– A basic overview of focusing, flash, lenses and filters.

Tutor: Chris Barr
Dates: Saturday 2, 9, 16 & 23 December 2017
Times: 10am – 1pm
Fee: £150 / £135
Location: Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
Booking: contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org
Website: belfastexposed.org/


T-shirts and Tote Bag Workshop at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

Participants will get the opportunity to print their own 1 colour designs on t-shirts and tote bags. You will get a basic introduction to silk screen printing, coating and exposing your own screens, handling printing equipment and tools.

You send us your design or image and we will get it ready for screenprint, or you can play and experiment with our selection of designs and doodles. You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colour, registration and printing techniques – as well as the ink curing process and leave with your very own bespoke T-shirts and Tote bags.

Additional totes and tee’s can be purchased at the studio, or you can BYO – just be sure to bring light coloured cotton fabrics. (max 6 items per person)

For more information please email kim@damnfineprint.com / Subject Title – T-SHIRT WORKSHOP
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 25/11/2017
Times: 11am – 4pm
Fee: €85
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Booking: damnfineprint.com/


Letter Carving in Stone with Sheena Devitt at Frocess Yard, Ballymena

In this one day introduction to historical and contemporary letter forms, Sheena Devitt will demonstrate the tools and techniques needed for you to compose your own letter design and transfer it to stone. Listen to the sound, and feel the slow rhythm of the chisel tapping into the stone. A small class size will allow for plenty of one to one tuition. Tools, materials and food provided.

Dates: 8 December 2017
Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Fee: £75
Location:
Frocess Yard
81 Old Frocess Road
Ballymena
BT44 9NA
Booking: frocess-yard.co.uk/letter-carving-in-stone/


Intro to Print Course – Cyanotype/Monoprint/Book Assemblage at Limerick Printmakers

Cyanotypes are a particular photographic printing process, notable because it produces eye-catching blue images. Prints can be made using negatives or by placing objects or items directly into the path of light when exposing. These are known as photograms and can produce extremely interesting results. Cyanotypes can also be made on cloth.

Monoprints are made by applying ink to the surface of a plate in a variety of ways. Sheets of metal or PVC are most commonly used when making monoprints but a range of surfaces can be suitable. The entire area of the plate can be inked up and then worked back into (removing ink in certain areas) or ink can be applied to individual sections to create the desired image.

Prints made during the course will then be used to create an assemblage book by mounting on folded paper. Course participants can also include other imagery and materials to their liking. Assemblage is a form of collage that can include all manner of materials and can be made in 2D and 3D form.

This two-day course encourages experimentation through craft, photographic and printmaking techniques. Participants will create a selection of work over the weekend with full support of LP tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 25th/26th Nov 2017
Times: 10am – 4pm on both days
Fee: €160, 15% discount available for students/seniors/ those working less than 30 hrs a week
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: +353 (0) 61 311806/ limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/events/