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Galway Arts Centre Education Courses

Ad hoc choir
Sing with the Ad hoc choir !
Beginning a journey of discovery into the mystery of the human voice.
Singing is a natural birthright.
 
Through a series of weekly workshops anyone can sing. This Natural Voice workshop will guide participants through the world of singing. Enjoy singing in a group, learning harmonies from around the world. [...]

 

Start Date Thu 28th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
End Date Thu 14th Dec 2017 - 9:00 pm
Capacity 12
Price per person €110.50

Introduction to Super 8 Animation:

This 6 week course* will introduce the participants to Super 8 animation using stop-motion techniques as well as direct animation by drawing straight onto the film strip. The course is taught by visual artist Cecilia Danell, who works with Super 8 film in her art practice, most recently as part of her solo exhibition at the Galway Arts Centre earlier this year where she presented the film ‘Tonight at the Magic Theatre’which was shot on Super 8 and contained stop-motion animated elements.[...]

*Wednesday 6th September- 4th October, with final class on Friday 27th October.

 

Start Date Wed 06th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
End Date Fri 27th Oct 2017 - 9:00 pm
Cut off date Tue 05th Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 8
Price per person €120.50

 

Evening Autumn Painting Classes with Stephan Roche at Galway Arts Centre

Stephan Roche has a BA in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design and a MA in History of Art and Architecture from University of Limerick. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors at 126 Artist-Run Gallery and is a freelance curator (recent exhibitions include ‘Memory Has a Pulse’ for Galway International Arts Festival and ‘Manifold’ at Artlink Fort Dunree Co. Donegal). Stephan has worked in Education and Outreach at The Hunt Museum in Limerick, as an Exhibitions Assistant at Galway Arts Centre, and as Curator of DúnUíMhaoilíosa Military Museum in Galway. [...]

 

Start Date Thu 14th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
End Date Thu 16th Nov 2017 - 8:30 pm
Cut off date Wed 13th Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Price per person €120.50

 

Galway Arts Centre and Galway Community Theatre are offering a series of drama training workshops this Autumn.

Classes will run for 10 weeks from last week of September.

Classes will incorporate practical training in Improvisation and European Theatre, where participants will work on various styles and genres of European Theatre.

Classes will be facilitated on Monday evenings from 7pm - 9pm

The classes cost 50 euro for the term and this must be paid at the first class.

If interested in applying for the course membership, forms can be sent out or collected from Galway Arts Centre.

More details on courses can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Start Date Mon 25th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
End Date Mon 27th Nov 2017 - 9:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 22nd Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €50.50

Galway Youth Theatre are offering a theatre training programme for young people ( 14 to 18) commencing in Mid  September . Various training in performance disciplines will be held at weekend workshops on Saturdays/ Sunday's from 11 to 1. The cost per term is 50 euro for 10 classes. There will be a public presentation of work at the end of the term.

If interested in applying for the course membership forms can be sent out or collected from Galway Arts Centre.

More details on courses can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Start Date Sat 30th Sep 2017 - 11:00 am
End Date Sat 02nd Dec 2017 - 1:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 29th Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €50.50

Digital Photography for Beginners by artist Louise Manifold is a 10 week evening course for adults. The course is intended to provide a general introduction to photography and is suitable for both absolute beginners and people with a little basic photographic knowledge wishing to develop their potential as photographers.
This 10 week course aims at working creatively with digital photography to give practical hands on experience of working with your digital camera to gain confidence and gain knowledge of what you camera has to offer.
Each session aims to familiarize the student will DSR settings, photograph in different environments, work with composition, lighting and introduction to digital imagining.
This beginners course aims to facilitate a relaxed environment that encourages the participant to find there own creative path to produce stunning photographs.
Participants must bring their own digital SLR camera.
No previous experience needed.

Start Date Wed 18th Oct 2017 - 7:00 pm
End Date Wed 20th Dec 2017 - 9:00 pm
Cut off date Tue 17th Oct 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Price per person €110.50

 

AUTUMN POETRY WORKSHOPS AT GALWAY ARTS CENTRE

 

Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Kevin's second collection of poems, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published in 2008 by Salmon Poetry and his poetry is discussed in The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry. His third collection Frightening New Furniture was published in 2010 by Salmon. His work also appears in the generation defining anthology Identity Parade –New British and Irish Poets (Ed. Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010) and The Hundred Years' War: modern war poems (Ed Neil Astley, Bloodaxe April 2014).  A collection of Kevin's essays and book reviews, Mentioning The War, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. Kevin's poetry has been translated into Greek, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese. His fourth collection of poetry, The Ghost in the Lobby, was published in 2014 by Salmon. Kevin's poetry was the subject of a paper 'The Case of Kevin Higgins, or, The Present State of Irish Poetic Satire' presented by David Wheatley at a Symposium on Satire at the University of Aberdeen. Kevin was satirist-in-residence with the alternative literature website The Bogman's Cannon 2015-16 and is Writer-in-Residence at University Hospitals Galway. 2016 – The Selected Satires of Kevin Higgins was published by NuaScéalta earlier this year; a pamphlet of Kevin's recent political poems The Minister For Poetry Has Decreed is published in December by the new Culture Matters imprint of U.K. based Manifesto Press. Song of Songs 2:0 – New & Selected Poems is published by Salmon (Spring 2017) and launched at this year's Cúirt Festival. The Stinging Fly magazine recently described Kevin as "likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland".

 

Start Date Fri 29th Sep 2017 - 2:00 pm
End Date Fri 01st Dec 2017 - 3:30 pm
Cut off date Thu 28th Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.50

 

AUTUMN POETRY WORKSHOPS AT GALWAY ARTS CENTRE

 

Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Kevin's second collection of poems, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published in 2008 by Salmon Poetry and his poetry is discussed in The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry. His third collection Frightening New Furniture was published in 2010 by Salmon. His work also appears in the generation defining anthology Identity Parade –New British and Irish Poets (Ed. Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010) and The Hundred Years' War: modern war poems (Ed Neil Astley, Bloodaxe April 2014).  A collection of Kevin's essays and book reviews, Mentioning The War, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. Kevin's poetry has been translated into Greek, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese. His fourth collection of poetry, The Ghost in the Lobby, was published in 2014 by Salmon. Kevin's poetry was the subject of a paper 'The Case of Kevin Higgins, or, The Present State of Irish Poetic Satire' presented by David Wheatley at a Symposium on Satire at the University of Aberdeen. Kevin was satirist-in-residence with the alternative literature website The Bogman's Cannon 2015-16 and is Writer-in-Residence at University Hospitals Galway. 2016 – The Selected Satires of Kevin Higgins was published by NuaScéalta earlier this year; a pamphlet of Kevin's recent political poems The Minister For Poetry Has Decreed is published in December by the new Culture Matters imprint of U.K. based Manifesto Press. Song of Songs 2:0 – New & Selected Poems is published by Salmon (Spring 2017) and launched at this year's Cúirt Festival. The Stinging Fly magazine recently described Kevin as "likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland".

 

Start Date Thu 28th Sep 2017 - 2:00 pm
End Date Thu 30th Nov 2017 - 4:00 pm
Cut off date Wed 27th Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.50

AUTUMN POETRY WORKSHOPS AT GALWAY ARTS CENTRE

 

Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Kevin's second collection of poems, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published in 2008 by Salmon Poetry and his poetry is discussed in The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry. His third collection Frightening New Furniture was published in 2010 by Salmon. His work also appears in the generation defining anthology Identity Parade –New British and Irish Poets (Ed. Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010) and The Hundred Years' War: modern war poems (Ed Neil Astley, Bloodaxe April 2014).  A collection of Kevin's essays and book reviews, Mentioning The War, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. Kevin's poetry has been translated into Greek, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese. His fourth collection of poetry, The Ghost in the Lobby, was published in 2014 by Salmon. Kevin's poetry was the subject of a paper 'The Case of Kevin Higgins, or, The Present State of Irish Poetic Satire' presented by David Wheatley at a Symposium on Satire at the University of Aberdeen. Kevin was satirist-in-residence with the alternative literature website The Bogman's Cannon 2015-16 and is Writer-in-Residence at University Hospitals Galway. 2016 – The Selected Satires of Kevin Higgins was published by NuaScéalta earlier this year; a pamphlet of Kevin's recent political poems The Minister For Poetry Has Decreed is published in December by the new Culture Matters imprint of U.K. based Manifesto Press. Song of Songs 2:0 – New & Selected Poems is published by Salmon (Spring 2017) and launched at this year's Cúirt Festival. The Stinging Fly magazine recently described Kevin as "likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland".

Start Date Tue 26th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
End Date Tue 28th Nov 2017 - 8:30 pm
Cut off date Fri 22nd Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.50

 

Autumn Daytime Creative Writing with Susan Millar DuMars at Galway Arts Centre

 

Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre presents a daytime class for all those beginner and continuing creative writing students out there, facilitated by Susan Millar DuMars. Susan Millar DuMars writes both poetry and fiction. A collection of her stories, Lights In The Distance, was published in December 2010 by Doire Press; she has published four collections of poetry, Big Pink Umbrella (2008), Dreams For Breakfast (2010), The God Thing (2013), & Bone Fire (2016) all with Salmon Poetry. Susan was the Featured Fiction writer in a recent issue of the American online magazine The Atticus Review.She is also co-organiser of the Over The Edge reading series which specifically promotes new writers. Susan edited the anthology Over the Edge – the first ten years, published by Salmon, which includes work by forty seven writers who have published a first book since they did a reading at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library.

The class is suitable for both beginning and continuing creative writing students, working in either poetry or fiction. Students will spend their weeks responding to writing exercises designed to inspire, rather than inhibit. In class, they will receive gentle feedback on their work from their classmates and from the teacher. The class takes place on Monday afternoons, 2.30-4pm, commencing on Monday, September 25th. It runs for 10 weeks.

The cost to participants is 110 Euro with a 100 Euro concession price.* Booking is essential as places are limited. There are no refunds once the class has started. For booking please contact Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, phone 091 565886, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or go to Galway Arts Centre.ie

*plus €0.50 for online booking fee

 

Start Date Mon 25th Sep 2017 - 2:30 am
End Date Mon 27th Nov 2017 - 4:00 am
Cut off date Fri 22nd Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Price per person €110.50

Contact Galway Arts Centre

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 Phone: + 353 (0) 91 565 886
 Fax: + 353 (0)91 568 642
 47 Dominick Street, Galway City

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