Summer Courses 2019

Friday 7th June - Sunday 7th July

Introduction to Hand Building Pottery suitable for Beginners & Improvers

Thursday 13th June – Sunday 16th June / 10am – 5pm

4 day course. Students will learn traditional hand building skills such as coiling and slab construction, as well as slip decorating techniques. Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons

Course Fee €260 / Materials Fee €20

For more details please text / phone Ceramic Tutor Karen Morgan on 086 1663691 or email karenmorganporcelain@gmail.com

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing suitable for Beginners & Improvers

Thursday 4th July – Sunday 7th July / 10am- 5pm

4 day course. Students will learn the art of pottery making on the wheel including decorative slip techniques. Minimum 6 – Maximum 6 persons

Course Fee €260 / Materials Fee €20

For more details please text / phone Ceramic Tutor Karen Morgan on 086 1663691 or email karenmorganporcelain@gmail.com

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Life Drawing Course suitable for Beginners & Improvers

Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June /10am-5pm

2 day course – Participants will learn about proportions, measuring and perspective in drawing a Life Model. Participants will use different technical tools and drawing media in order to develop their observational and technical skills. Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons

Course Fee €150 / Model & Materials Fees €50 (materials include paper & charcoal) If you prefer to use other drawing media, please bring them with you.

For more details please text / phone Drawing Tutor Polona Simonic on 083 1819775 or email at polonasimonic@gmail.com

Batik suitable for Beginners & Improvers

Friday 7th June – Sunday 9th June / 10am – 5pm

3 day course – Participants will learn the traditional craft of Batik decorating the fabric using hot wax and dyes. Bring a few ideas for simple pattern with you, a note book and colouring materials for designing.  Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons

Course Fee €200 / Materials Fee €20 (materials include fabric, wax & dyes).

For more details please text / phone Batik Tutor Polona Simonic on 083 1819775 or email at polonasimonic@gmail.com

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Batik suitable for Beginners & Improvers

Friday 14th June – Sunday 16th June / 10am-5.00pm

3 day course – Participants will be introduced to the traditional craft of Batik decorating the fabric using hot wax. It is then dyed, through the process of immersion dyeing – you are welcome to bring along some of your own designs to work from. Students will also create a mandala (various designs supplied) using topical dye. Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons

Course Fee €200 / Materials Fee €20 (materials include fabric, wax & dyes).

For more details please text / phone Batik Tutor Kiri Tulloch on 0862031679 or email at kizzodesign@gmail.com

Silver Jewellery for Beginners & Improvers

Monday 10th June – Wednesday 12th June / 10am-5pm

3 day course. Students will learn the basic techniques of silversmithing to make their own designs in silver and, if desired, semi-precious stones. Day 1 students will explore and practice techniques such as cutting, forging, forming & surface decoration on base metals. We will also begin the design process for each individual’s jewellery piece. Day 2 we will finalise designs and begin working in precious materials. Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons

Course Fee €200 / Materials Fee €20 – (includes 7 gms silver*)

For more details please text / phone Silver Jewellery Tutor Eva Lynch on 087 6210830 or email at evylynch@hotmail.com

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Jewellery Making & Enamelling for Beginners & Improvers

Friday 7th June – Sunday 9th June / 10am – 5pm

3 day course. Students will initially explore enamelling techniques and outcomes and begin a design process for an individual piece. Day 2 and 3 we will continue the designs, assembly and finishing of each piece. Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons

Course Fee €200 / Materials Fee €20 – (includes 7 gms silver)

For more details please text / phone Metalcraft Tutor Derek Blanche on 086 8540633 or email at derekblanche@gmail.com

For ALL summer courses:

  • Please contact individual Tutor by email or phone – name & contact details at the end of every course description.
  • grennanmillcraftschool@gmail.com / 056 7724557
  • Application and full course fee required by: Friday 24th May at the latest for ALL courses.
  • Cheques made payable to ‘’GRENNAN COLLEGE’’ (please note – NOT KCETB OR Grennan Mill Craft School).
  • Confirmation of booking will be given once full payment is received.
  • Class formation is dependent on an adequate number of applicants – minimum 6 persons for each individual course irrespective of craft.
  • Should Grennan Mill cancel the course, your monies will be refunded in full.
  • There is a limited train and bus service to Thomastown.