Encrusted Shoe, a sculpture by KCAT Studio artist Declan Byrne is on show as part of Cabinet of Wonders #6 at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, Co. Mayo until 31 August 2018.
This comprehensive course has been designed to help both school leavers and mature students who are interested in developing a portfolio for entry to Art College.
Through expert guidance, students will develop their ideas through research, working on a personal project and keeping a sketch book. Subjects covered include, drawing from observation, experimental drawing, ideas development, basic photography, collage, 3D building, painting, colour work and basic printing.
Features of this course include:
- Light, spacious, well-equipped studios
- Continuous assessment throughout the course
- Project based activities
- Outings to Galleries and Exhibitions
- Presentations from Third Level Art Colleges and former students and guest artists
- Interview preparation
- Access to IT and Art Library
- Tuition by dedicated and skilled artist teachers
- Affordable fee
The course runs from June 2017 through to January 2018 with 234 contact hours.
Two intensive four day weeks, two intensive weekends and 26 weekdays.
The course costs 250 euro.
KCAT is an inclusive centre. All are invited to apply for a place on this course, but applicants must be 16 years or over.
For more information please contact Alice Bennett, Education Coordinator on 0567786896 or 0567755115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treat the artists in your life!
Gift vouchers of any amounts towards courses are available in KCAT up to Wednesday 20th December.Call Alice to discuss what is on offer and choose a gift that gives and gives and gives!
KCAT wishes to appoint a part-time Studio Facilitator. The position requires a good knowledge of visual art techniques and a good understanding of art facilitation. The successful candidate is a practicing artist with experience of exhibiting work, will have a passion for arts participation centered cultural work and be expected to support high quality artist led development for all the KCAT Studio artists.
Applications, including cover letter stating your suitability for this position and a current CV should be sent to the Centre Coordinator by email to email@example.com
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 1 pm, 15th December 2017
Variations is part of AKA Fringe and features artworks by KCAT Studio artists Eileen Mulrooney, Thomas Barron, Diana Chambers, Jason Turner, Fergus Fitzgerald and Declan Byrne. Opening 1pm August 11th 2017, The Link Hall Gallery, County Hall, Kilkenny County Council, John Street Kilkenny, Exhibition open August 11th-20th, 10am-4pm daily during Kilkenny Arts Festival. (Image: Jason Turner, Blackbird, Acrylic on Canvas)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also an application form online at http://kcat.ie/art-courses/
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
You are invited to ‘Life and Local’, an exhibition of experimental work in drawing and painting by Noel McCormack and Margaret Walker at St Brigid’s College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Opening 1st July at 4.30pm. The exhibition continues until 9th July 2017, from 12 noon to 5pm daily.
Also opening 1st July is ‘Flowers Floating Either Way’, an exhibition of work by Sinead Fahey, KCAT Gallery 3pm
You are invited to the opening of Flowers Floating Either Way, a retrospective exhibition of work by Sinéad Fahey on Saturday 1st July 2017 @ 3.00pm. Continues until Sunday 9th July, open daily 12pm – 5pm.
Also opening 1st July is ‘Life and Local’ a joint exhibition by Noel McCormack and KCAT Studio artist Margaret Walker at 4.30 pm in St. Brigid’s College, Callan