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Galway Arts Centre Education Courses

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.


Participants must bring their own digital SLR camera.
No previous experience needed.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Start Date Mon 19th Feb 2018 - 7:00 pm
End Date Mon 23rd Apr 2018 - 9:00 pm
Capacity 12
Price per person €110.50

Sing with the Ad hoc choir ! Beginning a journey of discovery into the mystery of the human voice.
Singing is a natural birthright.

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Start Date Thu 25th Jan 2018 - 7:00 pm
End Date Thu 22nd Mar 2018 - 9:00 pm
Cut off date Thu 25th Jan 2018 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €90.50

 

New Year Daytime Creative Writing with Susan Millar DuMars at Galway Arts Centre

 

Starting in January, 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, January 22nd. 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

 

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Start Date Mon 22nd Jan 2018 - 2:30 pm
End Date Mon 02nd Apr 2018 - 4:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 19th Jan 2018 - 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Price per person €110.50

 

Starting in January, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins.

Kevin is an experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success. One of his workshop participants at Galway Arts Centre won the prestigious Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, two have won the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and yet another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, while several have published collections of their poems; two being shortlisted for the Shine-Strong Award for Best First Collection of poems. In 2013 a group of his students set up the poetry newspaper Skylight 47, which publishes new poems, reviews of poetry books and opinion pieces about poetry related matters. Kevin teaches poetry on the NUIG BA Creative Writing Connect programme and is Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway Summer School. Kevin is also co-organiser of the successful Over The Edge reading series which specialises in promoting new writers.

The Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon workshops are open to both complete beginners as well as those who’ve been writing for some time. The Thursday afternoon workshop is an Advanced Poetry Workshop, suitable for those who’ve participated in poetry workshops before or had poems published in magazines. The cost to participants is €110, with a €100 concession rate.

 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Start Date Fri 26th Jan 2018 - 2:00 pm
End Date Fri 06th Apr 2018 - 3:30 pm
Cut off date Fri 26th Jan 2018 - 12:00 am
Capacity 18
Price per person €110.50

 Starting in January, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins.

Kevin is an experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success. One of his workshop participants at Galway Arts Centre won the prestigious Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, two have won the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and yet another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, while several have published collections of their poems; two being shortlisted for the Shine-Strong Award for Best First Collection of poems. In 2013 a group of his students set up the poetry newspaper Skylight 47, which publishes new poems, reviews of poetry books and opinion pieces about poetry related matters. Kevin teaches poetry on the NUIG BA Creative Writing Connect programme and is Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway Summer School. Kevin is also co-organiser of the successful Over The Edge reading series which specialises in promoting new writers.

This Thursday afternoon workshop is an Advanced Poetry Workshop, suitable for those who’ve participated in poetry workshops before or had poems published in magazines. The cost to participants is €110, with a €100 concession rate

 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Start Date Thu 25th Jan 2018 - 2:00 pm
End Date Thu 05th Apr 2018 - 4:00 pm
Cut off date Thu 25th Jan 2018 - 12:00 am
Capacity 18
Price per person €110.50

Starting in January, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins.

 

Kevin is an experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success. One of his workshop participants at Galway Arts Centre won the prestigious Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, two have won the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and yet another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, while several have published collections of their poems; two being shortlisted for the Shine-Strong Award for Best First Collection of poems. In 2013 a group of his students set up the poetry newspaper Skylight 47, which publishes new poems, reviews of poetry books and opinion pieces about poetry related matters. Kevin teaches poetry on the NUIG BA Creative Writing Connect programme and is Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway Summer School. Kevin is also co-organiser of the successful Over The Edge reading series which specialises in promoting new writers.

 

The Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon workshops are open to both complete beginners as well as those who’ve been writing for some time. The Thursday afternoon workshop is an Advanced Poetry Workshop, suitable for those who’ve participated in poetry workshops before or had poems published in magazines. The cost to participants is €110, with a €100 concession rate.

 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Start Date Tue 23rd Jan 2018 - 7:00 pm
End Date Tue 03rd Apr 2018 - 8:30 pm
Cut off date Mon 22nd Jan 2018 - 12:00 am
Capacity 18
Price per person €110.50

Painting the Figure from Life in Oils.
6 week course with Caitlyn Rooke.

 

Learn to paint the human figure from life with oil painter, Caitlyn Rooke. Caitlyn has exhibited her paintings in the USA and in Ireland, including recent RHA annuals. She is currently represented by The Kildare Gallery located in the Carton House Estate, Maynooth.  
 
This is a great opportunity for both beginners and professionals who are curious about oil painting and figurative art. Throughout the course, you will learn about composition, gesture, color theory, texture, and anatomy. Each session will include a demonstration, but most of your time will be spent painting and receiving individual feedback. While each session highlights a key aspect of composition, the various concepts will overlap throughout the course, resulting in a structured, yet organic approach to design. All materials and model fees are included.


January 24th - February 28th
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Limited to eight students.
€320*/student

 

*plus €0.50 online booking fee
All materials provided.
Model fees included.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Start Date Wed 24th Jan 2018 - 6:30 pm
End Date Wed 28th Feb 2018 - 9:30 pm
Cut off date Wed 24th Jan 2018 - 12:00 am
Capacity 8
Price per person €320.50

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. [...]

 

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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

 

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. [...]

 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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.

 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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

Contact Galway Arts Centre

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Phone: + 353 (0) 91 565 886
 Fax: + 353 (0)91 568 642
 47 Dominick Street, Galway City

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