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Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets evening poetry workshops facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins. 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.
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamed of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry?
This exciting and highly popular course is now available remotely by video conference, email or phone. You can even participate by post if you wish. Zero technical expertise is required to take part. The course itself introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. We 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. Includes post-course editorial. Limited places.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Portraiture Painting with Oils with Caitlyn Rooke
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 ten 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, caitlynrooke.com and on Instagram: @caitlynrookepainter
Tuesday morning Art classes at Galway Arts Centre are a relaxing, enjoyable and fun way to engage with your creative side. Suitable for all levels of ability and styles, these classes will cover painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours as well as developing the drawing skills and compositional knowledge needed to create your own artworks.
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.
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.
This workshop has been cancelled until further notice, we are hoping to hold further Chinese calligraphy and painting workshops with Qi Chen again in the future
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.
We are no longer accepting registrations for this event
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.
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.