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Summer School News @ the Crawford

Summer School News @ the Crawford

Published on: Monday, 28 June 2010

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Cork Art Summer School 2010Cork Art Summer School 2010

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The Crawford College of Art & Design Art Summer School has become an integral part of the Crawford’s annual diary and offers a unique atmosphere in which to learn, enjoy and experiment with art facilities of a high standard, facilitated by professional artists in a studio environment.

This week long event will be of interest to all involved with creativity who use 2 and 3 dimensional material. From individuals wishing to develop their own art skills through to art teachers and facilitators who wish to re-equip and build on their practice, the Summer School offers a range of creative workshops and experiences.

As well as workshops each facilitator will also give a presentation in relation to their own practice during the week.

Workshops 26th – 30th July

This week long event will be of interest to all involved with creativity who use 2 and 3 dimensional material. From individuals wishing to develop their own art skills through to art teachers and facilitators who wish to re-equip and build on their practice, the Summer School offers a range of creative workshops and experiences.

As well as workshops each facilitator will also give a presentation in relation to their own practice during the week.

Drawing & Painting

Tutors
Helle Helsner E: h2hello@yahoo.com
Eileen Healy E: ehealy2@gmail.com
A drawing and painting course for beginners and those with some experience who wish to improve their observational skills. Throughout
the week we will concentrate on problems of composition and proportion through different drawing techniques. Colour light and tone will also be explored through the medium of painting.

Digital Collage

Tutor
Paul Delaney E: pauldelaneyart@hotmail.com
This workshop will equip students with the skills required to produce their own digital collage work. Items in the workshop will include:
An overview of collage as an art form;
Creating hand-made collages;
Using a scanner to bring hand-made work to screen;
Using Photoshop to manipulate images.

Stone carving

Tutor
James Horan E: jameshsculpture@hotmail.com
This course is aimed at people who have always wanted to know what it feels like to carve stone. The course is aimed at showing the participants the basics of stone carving. Each person will be given hands on tuition and as much help as possible to ensure a productive and enjoyable week for all.

Textiles

Tutor
Caroline Smith
The Summer Textiles Course offers participants the chance to learn a variety of textile techniques covering felting, papermaking, resist-dye techniques, printing and weaving. It accommodates those who want to study one or two techniques or those who want to cover the whole programme.


Workshops 9th – 13th August

Throughout the five days we will work with diverse methodologies incorporating, research, writing, discussion and performative exercises used by contemporary international performance artists.

Inspire our Engagement with Sculpture and Public Space

Tutor
Deirdre McPhillips E: Deirdre_mcp@yahoo.com
The workshop is aimed at improving our capacity to engage critically with public sculpture and examine its relationship to site, aesthetics, politics and power. It is anticipated that participants will gain agency through the process to find their personal voice and express this visually and creatively in the public realm.

The workshop is aimed at improving our capacity to engage critically with public sculpture and examine its relationship to site, aesthetics, politics and power. It is anticipated that participants will gain agency through the process to find their personal voice and express this visually and creatively in the public realm.


Art Therapy > 3rd to 7th July
Introduction

Art Therapy can be defined as a form of psychotherapy that utilises a creative medium to allow an additional and alternate way for individuals to explore and understand their life experiences in a safe and therapeutic environment. Art therapy has been established in Europe and America as a profession since the 1960’s and is practised with a variety of client groups e.g. psychiatry, learning disabilities. Its history can be linked to the development of the arts in society including Outsider Art, Art Education and to the developments of Psycho-analysis/Psychotherapy in the 20th century.

For the past twenty years the Cork Summer School in Art Therapy has welcomed up to sixty participants annually, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn about and experience the Art Therapy process. Participants are offered the chance to explore the therapeutic potential of art through experiential workshops. A series of related lectures during the week allows participants the opportunity to process their content in a structured way.

For some this Summer School may be the first steps on the road to a career in Art Therapy. For others it may be an opportunity to re-engage with their creative identity. Every year this course has proved to be an invaluable personal encounter, whatever one’s motivation for attending. The intensive workshop and lecture series will provide a stimulating, challenging and ultimately rewarding experience for everyone.

Please click here for more detailed information: Cork Art Therapy Summer School 2010

Course Fee €485 payable to CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Contact
Louise Foott or Helen Farrell
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Sharman Crawford Street, Cork
T: 021 4335256
E: louise.foott@cit.ie


Portfolio Preparation Course > 13th - 21st July inclusive

The seven day course is suitable for both mature and Leaving Certificate students. It is constructed to assist and advise those students wishing to produce a well-balanced and individual portfolio of work for entry into all Art and Design related courses. The students are taken through a number of set projects involving areas such as: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Construction & Life Drawing.

Course Fee €385
The course runs from 10am to 5pm daily.
All specialist materials are supplied. Places on this very popular course are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please download an Application form: Portfolio Preparation Application Form Summer 2010

An Application Form is also available from:
CIT Crawford College of Art and Design,
Sharman Crawford Street,
Cork.
T: 021 4966777

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