Welcome to Grennan Mill Craft School

Established in 1981

Grennan Mill Craft School is located in the converted grain lofts of the Island Mill, an old flour mill, dating from the 18th Century, on the banks of the River Nore in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.  Spacious and well equipped craft studios and also gallery areas for exhibitions have made their homes in the lofts.

Grennan Mill Craft School is funded by Grennan College and the Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB).  It provides a Post Leaving Certificate Course with Grennan Mill Craft School Certification and also QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Certification in Art, Craft and Design at Level 5 and Art at Level 6, at the completion of the 2 year course. The school is now established as an important centre for the study of crafts and attracts students from all over Ireland and further afield.

The aim of the course, under the guidance of specialized teachers, is to equip students with skills to enable them to make a decision about a possible future in craft. Students who are accepted for the full time course will gain experience and intensive tuition in a broad spectrum of crafts: Batik, Ceramics, Metalcraft, Printmaking, Woven Textiles and Drawing. Courses are practical and coincide with the abilities of the individual. From the outset, Grennan Mill offers a person with talent and a genuine desire to learn, a unique opportunity to explore many types of media.

Grennan Mill Craft School may well provide the opportunity and impetus for progressing to Art College, an apprenticeship in a particular craft or a craft-based career. It is also hoped it will provide an enriching experience in the learning of crafts, an introduction in the use of a variety of tools of individual craftsmen and a conducive environment in which to learn, share experiences and make new friendships.

Latest news from Grennan Mill Craft Scool

We're delighted that Art Materials Sales are coming to Grennan Mill Craft School - everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a student of the Mill to avail of the sale.

Grennan Mill Craft School
Island Mill, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Monday 27th March 9.30am - 11.30am
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Fri Mar 3rd, 2017  ·  

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Weaving Course suitable for Beginners & Improvers

**Monday 12th June – Thursday 15th June / 10am-5pm**
4 day course - Following a day in the design studio developing ideas, students will create an individual woven piece on table looms in the weaving room using a variety of textured coloured yarns. Please bring a notebook and colouring materials for designing. Yarn is provided and included in the basic material fee
Class size: Minimum 6 - Maximum 8 persons
Course Fee €260
Materials Fee €10
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Tue Feb 28th, 2017  ·  

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