Summer Courses 2017

• WEAVING
suitable for Beginners
Mon 12th- Thurs 15th June
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

***For more details please text / phone Weaving Tutor Catherine Ryan on 087 2510586 or email at cryanbain@gmail.com***

METALCRAFT & JEWELLERY
suitable for Beginners & Improvers
Thursday 8th June – Sunday 11th June / 10am-5pm (Sunday 10am-4pm)

This is a 2 part course.
Part 1 – Thurs and Friday. Students will learn all the basic skills in metalworking from preparing the copper or giilding metal, cutting, filing, forming, soldering, finishing & enamelling in a kiln, to make either a decorative bowl in copper & enamels, or a decorative box with fitted lid.

Taking these skills into Part 2, on Saturday and Sunday students will move onto silver and make at least one piece of silver jewellery, adding bezel-setting a stone to their repertoire.

Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons
Course Fee €260

 

Materials Fee €20 – (includes 7 gms silver*, copper for test pieces, copper or gilding for box or bowl within required specifications **

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

• INTRODUCTION TO POTTERY WHEEL THROWING suitable for Beginners & Improvers
Friday 16th June – Sunday 18th June / 10am – 4pm

3 day course learning the art of pottery making on the wheel including decorative slip techniques

Minimum 6 – Maximum 6 persons
Course Fee €200
Materials Fee €20

 

INTRODUCTION TO HAND BUILDING POTTERY
suitable for Beginners & Improvers
Friday 23rd June – Sunday 25th June / 10am- 4pm

3 day course learning traditional hand building such as coiling and slab construction, as well as slip decorating techniques..
Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons
Course Fee €200
Materials Fee €20

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

 

• LIFE DRAWING
suitable for Beginners & Improvers
Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July /10am-5pm
3 day course – where you 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 €200
Materials & Model Fee €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***

• DRAWING
suitable for Beginners & Improvers
Saturday 8th July – Sunday 9th July / 10am-5pm
2 day course – Participants will learn the basic approach to observational drawing of nature, architecture and still life using the laws of perspective as well as experimenting with different drawing stiles.
Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 persons
Course Fee €140
Materials Fee €10 (materials include paper & charcoal). If you prefer to use other drawing media, please bring them with you, as well as A3 size sketchbook for outdoor sketching.

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

For all summer courses:
Application Forms available from Grennan Mill Craft School, Island Mill, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

• There is a train and bus service to Thomastown
• Completed application form and full course fee required by: Friday 26th May for ALL courses
• Cheques made payable to ‘’GRENNAN COLLEGE’’
• 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

For further details:
• Please see individual tutors telephone and email details
• www.grennanmillcraftschool@gmail.com / 056 7724557