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Galway Arts Centre Education Courses

Take the first steps toward an exciting career as a professional writer or a rewarding hobby in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Participants are introduced to poetry and short fiction and throughout the day will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback.

Start Date Sat 01st Feb 2020 - 10:00 am
End Date Sat 01st Feb 2020 - 5:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 31st Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €75.00

Creative Writing: Introduction with Martin Keaveney

This innovative new course introduces participants to the craft of Creative Writing while working in a range of genres, such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. Participants will share work, exchange feedback and discuss routes to publication. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a Creative Writer.

Start Date Thu 30th Jan 2020 - 7:30 pm
End Date Thu 19th Mar 2020 - 9:30 pm
Cut off date Wed 29th Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €125.00

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.

Start Date Wed 05th Feb 2020 - 7:00 pm
End Date Wed 08th Apr 2020 - 9:00 pm
Cut off date Tue 04th Feb 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Price per person €120.00

This workshop will start by introducing common techniques related to Chinese soft brushes and ink. This is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Through this workshop, the student will gain experience in Chinese ink and colors. They can learn some basic styles of Chinese traditional calligraphy and paintings, learn how to write their English name in a Chinese way and will take home with them a finished calligraphy work or a finished painting work on Xuan Paper (Rice Paper) or a framed scroll with a 2020 calendar.

Start Date Sat 15th Feb 2020 - 2:30 pm
End Date Sat 15th Feb 2020 - 5:30 pm
Cut off date Fri 14th Feb 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 8
Price per person €30.00

Portraiture Workshop with Model

Learn the basics of painting portraiture in oils in this one day workshop. This is an opportunity for beginners or artists who want to freshen up their foundations. This workshop includes demonstrations at each stage of the portrait and with only eight places available, expect individualized feedback and paintovers throughout the day. A handout with terms and concepts will be provided.

Caitlyn has exhibited her portraits in the 2018 and 2019 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annuals in London, as well as in recent RHA annuals in Dublin. Check out Caitlyn’s work on her website, www.caitlynrooke.com and on Instagram: @caitlynrookepainter

February 2, 2020 - Portraiture Workshop with Model

Learn the basics of painting portraiture in oils in this one day workshop. This is an opportunity for beginners or artists who want to freshen up their foundations. This workshop includes demonstrations at each stage of the portrait and with only eight places available, expect individualized feedback and paintovers throughout the day. A handout with terms and concepts will be provided.

 

Caitlyn has exhibited her portraits in the 2018 and 2019 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annuals in London, as well as in recent RHA annuals in Dublin. Check out Caitlyn’s work on her website, www.caitlynrooke.com and on Instagram: @caitlynrookepainter.

Start Date Sun 02nd Feb 2020 - 12:00 pm
End Date Sun 02nd Feb 2020 - 5:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 31st Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 10
Price per person €55.00

This 8-week course is designed for students who wish to develop their skills in drawing and painting. It will include the process of paint, collage, colour theory, still life, landscape, portraiture and mixed media. The course is open to both Beginners and those with some experience; each student will work at their own pace with individualised tuition. The class would be particularly valuable to students who wish to build a portfolio for Third Level.

Start Date Wed 29th Jan 2020 - 4:45 pm
End Date Wed 18th Mar 2020 - 6:15 pm
Cut off date Tue 04th Feb 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 10
Price per person €130.00

If you’re a complete beginner this is the sewing course for you. You will become a confident machinist while you sew a pin cushion, a tote bag and a patchwork cushion cover. This course will provide you with beginner level sewing skills, introducing you to sewing terminology, teaching you basic techniques and giving you the confidence to continue to develop your sewing skills on your own.

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Start Date Tue 21st Jan 2020 - 6:30 pm
End Date Tue 11th Feb 2020 - 8:30 pm
Cut off date Mon 20th Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 6
Price per person €120.00

 

If you’re comfortable with your sewing machine basics but have yet to tackle a pattern, this is the course for you. We’ll sew a simple versatile top and you’ll learn how to alter the pattern so that it works as a wardrobe staple that you can wear for casual, formal and dressy occasions. You should have time to sew at least two versions of the top.

The course will cover how to read a pattern and alter it to fit. You will also learn how to set a sleeve, sew a facing and hem. At the end of the course you will have the basic sewing skills that will allow you to further develop your sewing skills on your own.

 

Start Date Wed 22nd Jan 2020 - 6:30 pm
End Date Wed 11th Mar 2020 - 8:30 pm
Cut off date Tue 21st Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 6
Price per person €240.00

 

This Friday afternoon Poetry Workshop, facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, is suitable for both new writers and for those with some experience . Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.

 

 

Start Date Fri 31st Jan 2020 - 2:00 pm
End Date Fri 03rd Apr 2020 - 3:30 pm
Cut off date Thu 30th Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.00

This Advanced Poetry Workshop, facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, is aimed at more experienced poets, such as those who have already had work published and/or have peviously attended Writing workshops. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.

 

 

Start Date Thu 30th Jan 2020 - 2:00 pm
End Date Thu 02nd Apr 2020 - 4:00 pm
Cut off date Wed 29th Jan 2020 - 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Price per person €110.00

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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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