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Galway Arts Centre Education Courses

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.

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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.

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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".

 

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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 18
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".[...]

 

 

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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 18
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".

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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 18
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

 

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Start Date Mon 25th Sep 2017 - 2:30 pm
End Date Mon 27th Nov 2017 - 4:00 pm
Cut off date Wed 11th Oct 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 4
Price per person €110.50

NEW  Summer ART School with artist Vicky Smith at Galway Arts Centre

  
Each day starts with an new art, craft and design project.  Each student will be guided by professional and registered teacher of art, craft and design, Vicky Smith, on how to develop drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic and textile skills across a range of mediums with a summer theme. Full of fun and art, suitable for ages 6-12 years. Please sign up with Galway Arts Centre to secure your place. Please note you must pre-register your place and chosen dates.  10 places maximum.  All materials provided. Please bring a small packed lunch and a drink.

August 16th- 18th
Time 10 am-2.30
FEE €100 1st Child, €85 2nd child €75 3rd Child *plus €0.50 for online booking fee

 

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Start Date Wed 16th Aug 2017 - 10:00 am
End Date Fri 18th Aug 2017 - 2:30 pm
Cut off date Tue 15th Aug 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 5
Price per person €100.50

NEW  Summer ART School with artist Vicky Smith at Galway Arts Centre

  
Each day starts with an new art, craft and design project.  Each student will be guided by professional and registered teacher of art, craft and design, Vicky Smith, on how to develop drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic and textile skills across a range of mediums with a summer theme. Full of fun and art, suitable for ages 6-12 years. Please sign up with Galway Arts Centre to secure your place. Please note you must pre-register your place and chosen dates.  10 places maximum.  All materials provided. Please bring a small packed lunch and a drink.

August 9th- 11th
FEE €100 1st child    €85 2nd Child, €75 3rd child
10am-2.30pm

 

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Start Date Wed 09th Aug 2017 - 10:00 am
End Date Fri 11th Aug 2017 - 2:30 pm
Cut off date Mon 31st Jul 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 5
Price per person €100.50

 

NEW  Summer ART School with artist Vicky Smith at Galway Arts Centre

Each day starts with an new art, craft and design project.  Each student will be guided by professional and registered teacher of art, craft and design, Vicky Smith, on how to develop drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic and textile skills across a range of mediums with a summer theme. Full of fun and art, suitable for ages 6-12 years. Please sign up with Galway Arts Centre to secure your place. Please note you must pre-register your place and chosen dates.  10 places maximum.  All materials provided. Please bring a small packed lunch and a drink.

August 2nd- 4th

10 am - 2.30pm

FEE €100 1st child, €85 2nd Child, €75 3rd child *Plus €0.50 for online booking fee

 

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Start Date Wed 02nd Aug 2017 - 10:00 am
End Date Fri 04th Aug 2017 - 2:30 am
Cut off date Mon 31st Jul 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 5
Price per person €100.50

 

Portraiture Workshop with Caitlyn Rooke

September 23rd, 2017 11-5pm

Learn to paint a lively and realistic portrait with oil painter, Caitlyn Rooke, in this 6 hour workshop. This is a great opportunity for beginners and artists of any level who want to freshen up their life painting skills. This workshop focuses on learning to paint realistically by thinking abstractly. It includes demonstrations at each stage of the portrait and with only ten places available, you can expect plenty of individual feedback throughout.

Caitlyn has exhibited her paintings abroad and in Ireland, including the RHA. Check out Caitlyn's work at www.CaitlynRooke.com

All materials are included, so all you have to do is show up! The workshop day costs €120 (*€0.50 online booking fee) and will include a provided afternoon tea break and an hour for your own lunch.

 

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Start Date Sat 23rd Sep 2017 - 11:00 am
End Date Sat 23rd Sep 2017 - 5:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 22nd Sep 2017 - 12:00 am
Capacity 11
Price per person €120.50

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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