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Leitrim Sculpture Centre Weekend Workshop 2019 Programme

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Weekend 2019 Workshop Programme at Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

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FEBRUARY
Sat 23 and Sun 24 February 2019
Jewellery Making And Small Scale Metal FabricationWorkshop
Tutor:Fiona Mulholland & Soraya Ricalde.Duration:2 Days. Participants: 5. Cost: €160
This jewellery and small-scale metal/mixed media fabrication course will be an opportunity to work in precious and non-precious materials. The course will explore a wide variety of jewellery making techniques in metal and including other materials such as acrylic and re-cycled will be facilitated. This course is designed for students who are interested in learning basic jewellery techniques and for those with some prior knowledge who want to improve existing skills.
The course covers essential techniques such as metal preparation/manipulation, soldering, forming, piercing, small hollow form construction including some basic surface textures such as metal hammering, mill-roll printing, and enamelling. Students will work through the design and execution of a piece/s of j7 and/or small-scale metal works with technical guidance. Materials such as copper sheet & wire, silver sheet & wire will be supplied. Students should come with sketchbooks and source material for design ideas. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

MARCH
Sat 2 and Sun 3 March 2019
Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life Workshop
Tutor:Jackie McKenna. Duration:2 Days. Participant:6 Cost:€190
This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling.
Students will learn to make an armature and model a head in clay from life. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 2 and Sun 3 March 2019
Glassblowing For Beginners Workshop
Tutor:Graham Reid Duration:2 Days Participants: 4 Cost: €250
You will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. You will learn how to gather glass out of the furnace, to control and shape the hot glass, to blow a bubble and make a simple vessel. Working in two small teams, the emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Mon 4 and Tue 5 March 2019
Glassblowing For Beginners Workshop
Tutor:Jonathan Ball. Duration:2 Days Participants: 4 Cost: €250
You will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. You will learn how to gather glass out of the furnace, to control and shape the hot glass, to blow a bubble and make a simple vessel. The emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Fri 8 March 2019
Improvers Glassblowing Workshop
Tutor:Jonathan Ball Duration:1 Day Participants: 3 Cost: €100
You will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. You will learn how to gather glass out of the furnace, to control and shape the hot glass, to blow a bubble and make a simple vessel. The emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower. Participants must have attended a Beginners Course beforehand. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 9 and Sun 10 March 2019
Glassblowing For Beginners Workshop
Tutor:Graham Reid. Duration:2 Days Participants: 4 Cost: €250
You will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. You will learn how to gather glass out of the furnace, to control and shape the hot glass, to blow a bubble and make a simple vessel. The emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 9 to Mon 11 March 2019
Hot Glass Casting Into Zircar Moulds Workshop
Tutor:Keith Seybert. Duration:4 Days. Participants: 6. Cost:€220
This three-day course will introduce you to the potential of Zircar; this 'space-age' mould material exhibits excellent surface reproduction with an optical finish. Molten glass can be poured directly into 'light weight' porous moulds with no need for "gating & venting". You will have the opportunity to ladle glass straight from the furnace and pour into preheated sculptural moulds. This is the most 'cutting edge' mould method for hot-casting your own solid sculptural forms in glass. No experience required. Students come with: Participants will bring wax objects to use in the moulding process. Appropriate footwear is a must: leather boots preferred, leather shoes acceptable. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Tue 12 March 2019
Sand Casting with Hot Glass Workshop
Trainer: Keith Seybert. Duration:1 Day. Participants: 4. Cost:€140
This course will introduce you to the potential of molten glass as a creative material through the process of “Hot” casting into sand moulds. You will have the opportunity to ladle glass straight from the furnace and pour into prepared “open faced” sand moulds made with found and sculpted objects. This is the most direct method to create your own solid sculptural forms in glass. No previous glass working experience required and all materials are provided. Feel free to bring in your own objects to press in the sand. Appropriate footwear is a must: leather boots preferred, leather shoes acceptable; No open toed shoes or sandals! We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 30 and Sun 31 March 2019
Stone Lettercutting Workshop
Tutor:Seamus Dunbar. Duration:2 Days. Participants: 8. Cost: €120
Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills. Participants will learn to identify and understand the tools required for stone cut lettering, gain an appreciation of basic letter proportions and layout and a will cut a name or short inscription (12 characters maximum) in stone. Students come with:sketchpad and basic drawing/writing materials. They should think about a monogram, name or (very) short inscription. Bring sturdy boots. Beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 30 and Sun 31 March 2019
Blacksmithing for Beginners Workshop
Tutor:Jonathan Ball. Duration:2 Days. Participants: 4. Cost: €170
This course teaches you basic forging techniques to create sculptural forms. Students should come with sturdy boots. For beginners of blacksmithing. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

APRIL
Sat 6 and Sun 7 April 2019
Stone Carving Workshop
Tutor:Jackie McKenna. Duration:3 Days. Participants: 7. Cost:€180
Students will be introduced to the principles of stone carving and design, the identification and uses of different stone and the use of hand tools. Each student will design and carve a simple form that they can take home with them. Students should come with sturdy boots. For beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 April 2019
Vernacular Carpentry Workshop
Tutor:Niall Walsh. Duration:2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €140
Participants will use locally sourced hazel and willow to construct simple stools and benches. Walsh will lead the group through the process of locating the raw materials and using hand tools to make furniture in the style of the ‘cottage’ tradition. This is a workshop in sustainability and will outline how the skill taught can be used to make a range of furniture and forms from the locality. Students come with: sturdy boots for walking in the wood. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 April 2019
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor:Kate Oram. Duration:2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €130
Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you. Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns. You will be working with aluminium all weekend but working with other metals such as bronze will be discussed. This course will teach you the techniques required for bronze sandcasting. You would be able to return to hire the Sculpture Centre facilities to cast bronzes. Students come with: sturdy boots, a simple pattern (no undercuts). Beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Sat 27 & Sun 28 April 2019
Wood Construction Workshop
Tutor:David Spence. Duration:2 Days. Participants: 8. Cost: €190
The aim of this workshop is to make either a workbench/banker or a treadle lathe from working drawings. This includes complex jointing,de-constructive jointing with mixed materials, understanding the requirements for exterior wood products and the safe use of hazardous chemicals. Students should come with sturdy boots.We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.


 

Where: Leitrim Sculpture Centre,
New Line,
Manorhamilton,
Co LeitrimIonad Dealbhóireachta,
Cluainín,
Co. Liatroim