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KCAT Summer Open Studio

Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm, 27th July to 31st August

Every summer KCAT Arts Centre runs a six day/once a week Summer Studio for artists of any level who are interested in developing their work. It takes place in our large airy and light studio space with access to basic equipment and some essential materials. Artists are advised to bring specialist equipment and their own brushes. Canteen facilities are available for lunch and tea breaks. The cost is 120 euro for six days/ 20 euro a day.

I am on hand to guide and assist, for any advice or feedback you may need, but the small group of peers you will meet and work with provide invaluable support and encouragement during this time.

If you are interested or would like to know more please contact me on 056-7706863 or 056-7755115 or email me here at KCAT: alice@kcat.ie

There is also an application form online at http://kcat.ie/art-courses/

Inclusion Ireland: Self-Advocacy

KCAT is delighted that Inclusion Ireland are leading an exciting day of talks and discussion in Callan on Thursday 6th July as part of Inhabitants, the Arts Strand of the Abhainn Rí Festival 2017.

 

Inclusion Ireland: Self-Advocacy

Parish Hall, Callan Thurs 06 July, 10am- 3pm | €10 (including lunch)

Inclusion Ireland will lead an exciting day of talks and discussion providing an opportunity to learn about self-advocacy and to publicly declare your thoughts and experiences throughout the day. Speakers will include, Martin Rowan, Chair of the Self Advocacy Subcommittee, Dermot Lowndes, member of the Self Advocacy Subcommittee, Kathleen Gittens, Kings River Community, Equinox Theatre Company, Sarah Jane Lavin, National Platform of Self Advocates and Robert Murtagh, Advocacy Project Worker.

Inclusion Ireland is a rights based advocacy organisation for people with intellectual disabilities. Inclusion Ireland has a vision of people with an intellectual disability living and participating in the community with equal rights as citizens, to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential. Inclusion Ireland’s work is underpinned by the values of dignity, inclusion, social justice, democracy and autonomy.

Inclusion Ireland’s Self Advocacy Sub Committee is made up of people with intellectual disabilities who work hard on issues that are important in their lives. They speak up for themselves and for others about rights and choice.

To book your tickets CLICK HERE

 

Programme of the day


 

Inhabitants Programme 2017

Inhabitants is a series of events and activities across visual arts, architecture and theatre, which highlights the diverse and innovative work happening in the arts in Callan and across Ireland. This year focuses on one key theme, Public Declaration. We’re delighted to invite guest curator Róise Goan to devise Testimony – stories of courage, stepping out of the comfort zone into the unknown, citizenship and its relative freedoms and burdens, love, belonging and standing out. Our programme allows for new audiences and those familiar to engage in cutting-edge art experiences in our small town.

Inhabitants is produced by Trasna Productions with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland Small Festivals Award and Kilkenny Leader Partnership. Special thanks to the Abhainn Rí Festival, Callan Community Network, KCAT Arts Centre, Callan Workhouse Union, Monkeyshine Theatre, Inclusion Ireland and Fennelly’s for their ongoing support and collaboration.

For more information go the the Trasna Productions website HERE

 

Summer Camps and Open Studio

Children’s Summer Camp

A summer camp for children aged 7 to 11 years old takes place this summer in KCAT Arts Centre from 17th to 21st July. Every morning from 10 am to 12.30 pm, a variety of arts skills will be explored. There will be music and art making delivered in a fun, safe and inclusive environment by an experienced tutor. Emphasis is on process rather than product but there will be plenty to take home! All materials are provided. The course costs 100 euro for one child and 90 euro per child if there are two or more from one family.

Please contact KCAT if you would like any more information or would like us to send you an application form. Phone 0567755115 or email alice@kcat.ie . You can also access the application forms here online.

Young Adults Summer Camp

At KCAT we have designed a week of summer art for young people aged 12 to 17 years old .This year it will take place from 17th to 21st July from 2.pm to 4.30 pm.

KCAT Arts Centre offers a unique environment which is safe and welcoming to all young people of varying abilities. Our experienced tutor will direct and guide each individual in their artistic and creative development towards success. Personal projects are welcome but instruction is also provided. The aim of the week is to impart skills and foster self-confidence while working side by side with like-minded peers.

The cost of the workshop for the week, all materials included, is 120 euro.

Please feel free to call KCAT on 0567755115 or email alice@kcat.ie for more information and we will be happy to discuss the course in greater detail with you. Apply here online

Thursday Open Studio Summer Programme

Our Open Studio Summer Studio provides a light airy space for working on personal projects. Suitable for artists who can work independently and who enjoy a peer group atmosphere. Every Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm from 27th July to 31st August, the cost of the studio is €120.

Bring your own materials and lunch. Spaces are limited. The application form can be filled in online or call 0567755115 / email alice@kcat.ie for more information.

Gypsy Ray Book Creations

Gypsy Ray will bring her vast experience and specialist knowledge to this series of four workshops. Gypsy wants each participant to have the opportunity to create something unique and purpose matched to themselves. Whether you are looking to make; a sketch book, a piece of art, an artist’s journal, or a memory book, Gypsy will guide you in the right direction.

Don't miss out on booking your place- limited availability for this specialist workshop.
Don’t miss out on booking your place- limited availability for this specialist workshop.

Shortlisted for the Aontas Star Award 2017

Here at KCAT, Callan we have had some very exciting news and we thought that since you are such a supporter of community and the arts, you would like to share in our excitement!

Our Centre has been shortlisted for the 11th AONTAS STAR Awards. The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that these initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. Aontas (The Irish Adult Learning Organisation) have said that the ‘quality and volume of nominations this year was exceptional, resulting in a highly competitive process.’ An independent panel of judges carried out a detailed review of all the nominations received in the social inclusion category and have chosen KCAT Art & Study Centre as one of four finalists. It is good to be among such worthy nominees: Intercultural Drop-in Centre, The Irish Men’s Shed Association and East Clare Learning in Action

The next step for KCAT is to meet the judges in two weeks’ time where staff and students will showcase the unique inclusive programme of Arts which the Centre offers. Judges are made up of a panel of experts from the adult and community education sector.

We are busy preparing for this now but want everybody know that we have made it this far. We would so appreciate you spreading the news in any way you can! Social Media, chatting to your colleagues etc. Just letting people know good things are happening!

Irish Times Article

Certificate Ceremony 2016

Over seventy certificates were awarded to students of KCAT Art School on 15th June, 2016.The ceremony was attended by tutors, family, friends and staff of KCAT. Students were recognised for their contributions to the courses which cover a wide range of disciplines including 2D, Theatre, Dance, Roots and De hÁoine  as well as an Open Studio Visual Arts course.Many of the students will be continuing in their learning journeys next year and we wish them and their tutors a very happy summer holiday.We look forward to another exciting year of discovery and growth in 2017.

certificate photo group 2016

Starting Points or How did we get Here

 

Starting points

Equinox Theatre Company are delighted to invite you join the conversation:
Starting Points or How did we get Here is a round-table / panel discussion about theatre and participation.
Featuring Sophie Motley, Sarah Jane Shiels and Aisling O’Brien (WillFredd); Anna Galligan (Barnstorm); Niamh Ni Chonchubhair (Axis, Ballymun) and Medb Lambert (Equinox Theatre Company).
At the Friary, Mill Street, Callan on Wednesday 29th of June at 2pm.

 

Inhabitants is a series of events across architecture, visual arts and theatre, which artisti­cally examines our relationship to our environment and asks us us to look anew at our role in shaping the future.

Inhabitants 25 June – 03 July 2016 Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Trasna Productions