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Art / crafts courses/ events you would recommend



  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭Caros

    Fmh0623 wrote: »
    Hi there, over the past 2 years I have gathered huge amounts if card making equipment, big shot, dies, stamps, markers, decorative pieces, card stock etc etc. I no longer have the time to give to card making and I would like to sell everything to someone that would actually get use out of it.
    Could anyone advise me on best place to sell this?

    I have sent you a PM.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭Little Miss Cutie

    Fmh0623 wrote: »
    Hi there, over the past 2 years I have gathered huge amounts if card making equipment, big shot, dies, stamps, markers, decorative pieces, card stock etc etc. I no longer have the time to give to card making and I would like to sell everything to someone that would actually get use out of it.
    Could anyone advise me on best place to sell this?

    Hi there are quiet a few Facebook groups for selling craft stuff in Ireland.

    If you PM me I can send you the links- not sure I can post them here

  • Registered Users Posts: 10 WhiteDaisy

    Hi All,

    Craft fair in the Westgrove Hotel on the 30th of November in Clane Co. Kildare.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 alys Inky Fingers

    IRISH TASTER DAYS - Due to the exceptional amount of positive feedback we received at both the Dublin and Belfast shows we have decided to go ahead and organise a couple of "Taster Days". Basically it will be a chance for people to take part in 4/5 classes each lasting approx 1hr so they get the chance to try out new techniques with myself and at least 3 other excellent tutors. All materials will be provided for each class so all you need to bring is a few basic tools and enthusiasm. The event will run over 2 days (Sat/Sun) with different classes on each day, so you will have the option to attend both days.
    The project is still in the planning stage; we are currently looking at venues in both the North and South and welcome any suggestions regarding locations.
    The page will be updated every time we have more information, so to keep up to date keep checking back, or register your interest using the contact form, which can be found here
    or message us on Facebook

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 tracey34

    There is a great Fetac Level 5 and Level 6 Art & Design course running in Templemichael College Longford.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 buster41

    I saw a piece in Image Daily recently about one day workshops called 'Create & Revive' You can choose 2 from 5 different crafts to do during the day and they also include a lunch by Dorcas Barry. Here's their web address or Facebook

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 martgalllery

    Facilitated by a team of experienced artists and educators the courses and workshops at the MART Academy covers a wide range of creative, artistic and technical disciplines.
    MART is proud to welcome The MART Academy to our stable. An inclusive and creative approach has always been core to all of MART’s activities. Now with dedicated learning spaces and engaging and professional tutors working across a broad range of arts disciplines, we are delighted to be able to offer courses that seek to inspire a curiosity for knowledge and the development of skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

    Our participant focused courses offer small classes that combine a creative approach with active teaching and learning practices from skilled tutors who are professional artists in their own right. We offer courses that seek to educate and inspire in a welcoming and supportive environment, with plenty of tea and cake!

    Our Timetable will run in blocks of 5 week courses.- €80 for 5 week Course. – Booking:

    Coming up First:

    Photography – Tutor: Aoife Giles
    This evening course is designed for you to get the most out of your digital camera, get you out of automatic and into the creative/manual side to your camera. This course is ideal for people who are looking to improve their photography as well as explore portraiture and landscape photography. The course will help you to understand photographic terminology and equipment as well as incorporating a portrait and long exposure night shoot. This course is open to beginners and improvers. Please bring a digital camera ; Bridge or SLR cameras as well as compacts that offer more than just point and click options.

    Drawing – Tutor: Debbie Jenkinson

    Develop your own drawing style – (For all levels of experience)

    If you’ve ever wished you could draw, this is for you. This course aims to help you find your own working process, and work to your strengths, no matter what your experience level – once this is in place, you’ll find you can work more freely, and quickly, allowing you to focus on your ideas. We’ll exchange ideas and work collaboratively in an collaborative, relaxed atmosphere with the emphasis on learning rather than making technically perfect drawings.

    Finding your own drawing style can improve your confidence hugely. Confident drawing is the foundation to producing more work and having more fun with it, for all sorts of purposes, from a garden design to sketches for paintings or sculpture, from portraits of your friends, to sketches for conceptual work. You can use drawing as a tool for planning, designing and thinking on paper. Drawing is a foundation skill: it trains the eye, it teaches you to visualise and be more observant, is a great pass-time, travel companion and way of documenting things. We’ll talk about finding inspiration in reference, brainstorming, free-associating, and studying other artists’ work in slideshows. These skills in visual communication overlap with concept development and will apply to all creative tasks in your life.

    Painting – Tutor: Aoife Flynn

    This 5 week painting course, led by artist Aoife Flynn, will cover the basics of line, tone, colour and texture. Suitable for all ranges of ability, participants are encouraged to paint from life and to acquire the skills necessary to complete a finished piece during the course. This course will also give participants the confidence to develop their own individual technique to continue working with paint as a medium.At the beginning of this course participants will be asked to bring along an object or objects that they will work with for the 4 weeks. This could be natural or manmade, objects like beetroot with stems and roots attached, animal skulls, eggs, plants and flowers, crab or lobster shells or might include a pair of old shoes or runners (the more distressed the better) electrical goods such as an old typewriter, computer parts etc.

    Textiles - Tutor: Eleanor Lawlor

    Join us for traditional textile crafts with a twist. Ever wondered how to create a patchwork design? Tea cosys, crochet blankets/cushion covers and throws are among the textile crafts you’ll be learning. We’ll show you how to create wonderful objects for your home using pre-loved textiles in exciting and creative ways.At the end of the course you will be able to create a simple patchwork design, crochet a tea cosy, cushion cover or blanket and use pre-loved clothes to create a simple and attractive throw.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭Tiriel

    A reminder - this forum is not for advertising. If you wish to open a commerical account to advertise a gallery or shop - please contact sales at where you can discuss this with the admins.

    Please read the forum charter and the rules if you are unclear, or contact a moderator to discuss in ADVANCE of posting.

    Thank you

  • Registered Users Posts: 445 ✭✭ladhrann

    Bespoke Tailoring & Couture

    Those of you interested in bespoke tailoring or couture for men and women will know how difficult it is to find quality training in the field, or secure work experience. Louis Copeland have opened a Tailoring Academy in Dublin that may be of interest to members here:

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Heritage10

    :) Keep our Heritage alive. Enjoy several Art/Heritage Lectures next week at our wonderful venue Marlay House, Rathfarnham. March 12-14. Talks on Evie Hone, Harry Clarke, Hick's Furniture, The Bog Bodies, Irish Art and Japanese Lacquer. Great Speakers. Booking at

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭Tiriel

    Heritage10 wrote: »
    :) Keep our Heritage alive. Enjoy several Art/Heritage Lectures next week at our wonderful venue Marlay House, Rathfarnham. March 12-14. Talks on Evie Hone, Harry Clarke, Hick's Furniture, The Bog Bodies, Irish Art and Japanese Lacquer. Great Speakers. Booking at

    Events are ticketed -
    Tickets: €10 This event will take place at Marlay House, Dublin 16 Wednesday 12th March , 7.30pm: EVIE HONE (Dr Sighle Bhreathnach - National Gallery of Ireland) The life and work of artist Evie Hone and the connection with Marlay House ...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Heritage10

    Will be fab events. Similar night last year in Cabinteely House had great attendance and wonderful feedback.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 margaret lw

    Hello all, This is our 3rd life Model drawing session. It's on next Saturday the 5th of April from 11 to 4 pm. Thats over 4 hours of drawing with lunch and materials provided. We charge €50 We have 2 spaces left as its a very small group of Artists. For details contact Modsnip - contact via PM only per charter rules, no personal details please

  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭millymash12

    Please donate anything you can to this wonderful project that tries to revive arts and community spirit in Dublin 7. Jaja studios wants to become even better and bring greater things into the community with cool musical events, workshops, and gatherings for those who want to share a few hours of bliss.

  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭Wopp

    Heading to this on Saturday and thought it might be interesting:

    Not too sure if you have to book or just turn up but its 10euro for a Child to make a wooden log candle holder from scratch (pictures in the link) and fathers day card. They have petting animals etc and coffee to observe your kids making the crafts, so for a 10er per kid (18 for two) it sounds worthwhile!

  • Registered Users Posts: 24 phoneranger

    Hi all

    just letting you know about the Greystones Art & Photography Exhibition (GRAPE) which runs every Sunday in Greystones Harbour from 12 noon till 5:30. It is a fund raiser for the local tidy towns and cost to display your work is €20 for the day. we also have crafts stalls available and would love to see some new people taking part. This event is now in its third year and runs from the June bank holiday weekend until the last weekend in August. You can take a look at our facebook page by searching Greystones Arte and Photography Exhibition to see what it is like. Further details are available from me [Mod snip - per charter, no posting personal details. Contact via PM only]. hope to see some of you there soon. Jody

  • Registered Users Posts: 15 Rockhound

    Hi There

    This is for anybody interested in Stone Carving Classes in the Dublin area.
    We are currently running classes from our D15 studios. Just off the M50

    All levels welcome, we cover all handcarving techniques. From Basic masonry such Pitching, punching, clawtooling and chiseling - To fine V cut letters. The idea is to come away from the classes with a better understanding of carving and a finished stone sculpture of your own.

    The classes are on 6.30 - 9.30 Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks and start 9th September 2014. Classes costs 220 euro which includes your stone.

    If you are interested and want more info. Please PM me

  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭Wopp

    A friend is running an event at a Body&Soul week in an Irish craftshop/cafe in Tibradden, Dublin. Heading on the mountain walk event myself where you get a hand crafted walking stick for free but for those who want a little more body and soul (especially after Electric Picnic :P) it might be interesting!

    If your interested the tickets are here:


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 JansStuff

    If you would like to delve into some crafty hobbies, then this 6-week course is for you. I've teamed up with St. Tiernan's Community School in Balally Dublin 16 to offer an exciting new 6-week course that covers the basics of :

    •Card Making

    Workshops will start Monday September 29th in from 7.30 - 9.30pm. This course will run for 6 weeks (subject to enough enrolments). It costs €80. To book your place, please call the school directly at at 01-2953224/087 2235741 or visit their website (not allowed to put it here, but you can look it up by searching for Tiernans Adult Education!)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 260 ✭✭Longford Lass

    Hi folks.
    Just want to let you know about our exciting Craft Club thats back in action again after our summer break.
    We meet up every Wed evening from 7pm in Mullingar Congress Centre.
    You bring along your craft of choice and join a warm and friendly group for a chat and a cuppa!
    The cost is a budget friendly e3 just to cover cost of room rental etc.
    We'd love to welcome along new members so feel free to spread the word.
    TIA, and Happy Crafting! xx

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 12,058 Mod ✭✭✭✭miamee

    I just came across this on Twitter earlier, HandmAid Craft Day, a craft event in aid of the LauraLynn Hospice:

    Saturday 27th September
    10.30am - 4.30pm
    Damer House, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 (next to Unitarian Church)

    There are a few two-hour workshops in the morning for €20 that could be interesting, I have signed up for one already.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Arttherapyhub

    Date: October 9th 19:00-21:00
    Location: Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke St Lower, Dublin 2

    Creative expression through photo and art therapy: This workshop is designed for anyone who has an interest in using art materials and photographs for therapeutic benefit. The workshop will explore photo collage, self portraiture and using found photos in art making.

    The aim of the workshop is to inspire creativity, personal development and community inclusion. The workshop will consist of a short information segment, an experiential art making session and some informal group reflection. The session is not art therapy training or a therapy session rather intends to give participants an idea of what art therapy is and how the process works.

    Cost is €25 per person. Maximum of 12 participants.
    Places can be booked on the Centre for Creative Practices website.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 littleredn

    A one day intensive workshop on "Working with Mosaics" will be held in The Grocery, Tyrrellspass on Saturday 8th November from 10am-6pm. Participants will learn how to source and cut materials whilst completing a small piece of mosaic art. They will also learn the skills needed to complete further projects in the future. Materials and refreshments included. €130. Contact Mod Snip per Charter Rules - contact via PM only for bookings.

  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭makeandcreate

    I'm doing an open studio for adults on Monday 1st, 8th and 15th December or Wed 3rd,10th and 17th December. Near the leisure centre in Portlaoise.
    They are a small informal class - starting with some basic painting pieces, hand building, framed picture with terracotta and then working on a larger piece - e.g a jug or planter. Alternatively you can make Xmas decorations and choose something from the range of available bisque. All materials are supplied and the 3 workshops cost €60 - this also includes all clay, firing costs, glazes, paints etc - there might even be a mince pie! Available Mornings 11am to 1 pm and Evenings 8pm to 10pm.
    Also a children's class Monday 1st,8th and 15th or Wed 3rd,10th and 17th December at 4pm to 6pm. Making Gifts for Christmas to include painting, modelling, moulding and Christmas cards. €15 per workshop or book all three for €40.
    Please PM if interested.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18 2Cents

    Here's a list of some Craft Fairs and Fleas happening around Dublin in the run up to Christmas.

    Hapenny Flea@ The Grand Social - Every Saturday
    Oxjam Concert and Craft Market - Sunday 7th December
    The Martcade @Old Fire station, Rathmines 11-21 December
    The Little Flea@ Berlin Cafe, behind Powerscourt Centre. Every Thursday and Friday 3.30-7.00, Every Sunday 12.00-4.30

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭Tiriel

    I just got this in an email and know that the classes are great, so in case you know of someone you'd like to buy a voucher for.. send me PM and I will forward you the email address to make contact :)
    €59 for attendance at the next SIX Saturday Life Drawing Workshops at the LAB on (morning and afternoon classes) plus includes free attendance at Friday evening life drawings sessions at the LAB. [if you paid for this many classes separately it would come to €135]

    €29 for a voucher for attendance at THREE Wednesday evening taught classes at the Sol Gallery on PLUS includes free attendance at Friday evening life drawings sessions at the LAB. [if you paid for all of these separately it would come to €75]

    €79 for ALL Saturday Life Drawing workshops, plus ALL Wednesday Taught Classes, plus free admission to all three Friday evening session at the Lab in Jan February and March [paying for this many classes separately would cost €180]

    Since paper and drawing materials are included, one of these could be a good Christmas present for someone who is thinking of improving their drawing in the new year, or just a good way to pay for a drawing course. The classes are suitable for all levels in drawing ability from beginners to those who have been drawing for a while.

    Doing a series of classes will add up to a comprehensive course in drawing the figure from observation. Techniques like blind drawing, working with extended pencils, measuring, sighting and finding the angles in the figure etc will be covered, and we always work with experienced life models of different genders and body types.

    The taught classes at the Sol are on the middle Wednesday of the month - Jan 14th, Feb 11th and March 11th, from 6.45-9.15. The Saturday workshops are on the last Saturday - Jan 31st, Feb 28th, and Mar 28th. They are from 10.45AM-1.15PM, and from 2-5PM. The Friday evenings at the LAB will not be taught classes, but untutored life drawing sessions, from 6.30-8.30PM. They will be on the last Friday of each month. The Lab is near Connolly Station, and the Sol Gallery is on Dawson Street.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Fernscrafts

    Ferns Crafts, Ferns, Co Wexford
    Quilling group Friday mornings 11-1 great fun, many projects to make using strips of card, pictures, candle holders, mobiles.
    Encaustic Art, painting with wax, Rubber Stamping, creating many effects using inks, paint. Try using Ultra Thick Embossing powder and a melting pot to create fantastic beads and embellishments.

  • Registered Users Posts: 44 JansStuff

    I'm holding the following Card Making workshops this February and March:

    Valentines Card Making Demonstration - Wicklow
    Date: Saturday Feb 7th
    Location: Wicklow South Quay Craft Market
    Duration : 15 mins at 1 o'clock & at 3 o'clock

    Introduction to Card Making for BEGINNERS - Dublin
    Date: Saturday Feb 28th
    Location: Bewleys Hotel, Leopardstown, Dublin 18
    Duration: 2.5 hours

    Full Day of Card Making for those with some Experience - Dublin
    If you know your gel dots from your foam pads, and if you are used to punches and cutting with your guillotine then you're experienced!
    Date: Saturday March 7th
    Location: Bewleys Hotel, Leopardstown, Dublin 18
    Duration: 6 hours - bring your packed lunch!!

    Introduction to Card Making for BEGINNERS - Wexford
    Date: Saturday March 28th
    Location: The Maldron Hotel, Barntown, Co. Wexford
    Duration: 2.5 hours

    Pm me for details - unfortunately I can't put my blog address or email on this post.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Em123

    NEW DRAWING CLASS starting in Clonsilla
    Students of all levels welcome.
    Monday evening 7:30-9:30 from March 2nd
    Introductory offer 5 classes for €63
    Tea/coffee, easel & drawing board supplied
    Qualified & experienced teacher
    PM for info

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24 phoneranger

    Greystones Art & Photography Exhibition (GRAPE) which now includes crafts, is starting on Sunday May 31st at 12noon in Greystones Harbour. Contact me VIA PM for more information Jody