Category: Students

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

Education vacancy in KCAT

KCAT COurses

KCAT is seeking a dynamic Arts Education & Training Coordinator who is committed to learner-centered, equality-based education to drive our inclusive education and training programme.

KCAT runs a variety of creative courses in which people with and without special needs work together, each at their own level, with the emphasis being on artistic and personal development.
We aim to promote and support good practice in inclusive arts education, through the provision of courses and supports.
If you have good programme and people management skills, and want to make a real difference to inclusive arts education in Ireland, then download the job specifcation for more information

If you have read the job specification, and are interested in applying for this role, please complete the job application form by 5pm on Monday 4th April 2016.

Applications will be shortlisted with reference to the criteria outlined in the job specifcation. Interviews will be held in April. We expect the successful candidate to take up the position in April/May. If you have any further questions, you can email Anja Terpstra – Centre Coordinator anja@kcat.ie

Job Description – KCAT Education Coordinator

KCAT Job Application Form

KCAT is bringing back the Dance Lab!

Great News!

Due to the phenomenal success of it’s first outing in September we’re bring it back again in January 2015. This is a five week dance course suitable for all abilities and experiance.

How do I dance? By myself? With others?

An introductory course to the practice of dance for all levels.

Introducing  dance technique –  doing not  analysing .

Improve your fitness and flexibility

Develop an understanding of yourself as a dancer

Instill qualities of self reliance, creative autonomy and mutual respect.

The course consists of five Fridays: January 16th – February 13th 2015

9am – 4pm

ALL welcome (even if you did the course in September)

Course fee: €250

To book email equinox@kcat.ie


KCAT End of Year Exhibition 2014

Time has come once again to ride on out to Callan and savour the visual feast that is the annual showcase of selected work by KCAT students. Following the intense year of study, it is now time for the students to show off their creative output, and with over 100 pieces of work on show there will undoubtedly be something for everyone. The work has been selected by students from the range of courses on offer at KCAT including the full time FETAC level 5 course, BTEI part time course and one day courses. Your visit to the vibrant Arts Centre in Callan will be well worth it as with examples of work ranging from printmaking to woodcarving, paintings to sculpture, the variety and quality are breathtaking.

The exhibition opens on Friday 6th June at 7.30, and all are welcome.

KCAT, Mill Lane, Callan, Co.Kilkenny, info@kcat.ie, www.kcat.ie

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KCAT presents Introduction to Dance

How do I dance?   By myself?   With others?

An introductory course to the practice of dance for all levels. Introducing  dance technique –  doing rather than analysing. Improve your fitness and flexibility and develop an understanding of yourself as a dancer. Instill qualities of self reliance, creative autonomy and mutual respect. The course consists of 4 Fridays, May 2nd – 23rd, with a special Open Contact Jam on Sat May 17th, which will allow participants to put their learning into practice in an informal, open, social setting.

What: A five day dance course
Who: Susie Lamb and Cindy Cummings
Where: KCAT Art & Study Centre – downstairs space
When: May 2 – 9 – 16 – 23  (9 – 4)
May 17  Contact Improvisation Jam  OPEN TO ALL (10 – 1)
Cost: € 135 (Including Open Jam)
€ 10 Contact Improvisation Jam  only
To book: email info@kcat.ie ring KCAT 056-7755115 (Maria/ Joan)

KCAT is looking for movers and shakers

Susie Lamb’s first trade is acting and she has acted in film, TV and theatre all over Ireland and abroad for 15 years. In 2008 she completed a three year  training as a dancer and dance facilitator with Dancing the Rainbow and subsequently a one year programme with Myriad dance.  She has been combining dance with theatre ever since,  in her own performance work and in her work as a facilitator. She will cover the Somatic practices element.
Cindy Cummings is a dance artist based in Dublin. Her fascination with and love of movement has its roots in athletics and community dance as a child that led to a more formalized dance and theatre training in the US (Oregon, Washington & NYC). She has been studying, performing and teaching improvisation while creating live performance work with various artistic collaborators around the world ever since. This fertile landscape has been richly developed in her 15 years of work with interactive technology with composer & media artist Todd Winkler (Brown University), Paris based artists Connolly/Cleary and half/angel dance company (Jools Gilson Ellis & Richard Povall). Since 2002, much of her work has been influenced by US choreographer Deborah Hay with whom she has participated in 2 Solo Performance Commissioning Projects (‘Beauty’ 2002; ‘The Ridge’ 2004) and performed in Hay’s trio work ‘A Lost Opera’ (2010).Cindy will cover Contact improvisation and run the “Contact Jam”