If you go to one exhibition this year let it be the KCAT End of Year student show.
Over a hundred students of various art disciplines under one roof.This is a celebration of the most eclectic group of artists in Kilkenny. The work on show is diverse in theme and technique, full of colour, vibrancy and individuality.An encounter with an absorbing and enjoyable collection is promised.
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
Access to IT and Art Library
Tuition by dedicated and skilled artist teachers
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
Congratulations to Gypsy Ray, on being featured in the book ‘JR: Inside Out’. Her beautiful portraits of KCAT Studio artists Declan Byrne, Francis Casey, George McCutcheon, Margaret Walker and Sinead Fahey were part of this international project and represent Callan right next to other contributions from Calais, Calcutta, Cambridge and Cannes.
A beautiful short film made by Eimear King for South Tipperary Arts Centre about the Optic Nerve exhibition with works by KCAT studio artists Eileen Mulrooney, Sinead Fahey, Francis Casey and Thomas Barron.
We are all looking forward to ‘Optic Nerve’, an exhibition of paintings by KCAT Studio artists Thomas Barron, Sinead Fahey, Francis Casey and Eileen Mulrooney at South Tipperary Arts Centre, opening Friday 12 January at 3pm.
January 9th to May 29th –Tuesdays 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Julie Cusack leads this course which looks at abstraction. The sessions include creating and experimenting with a variety of painting surfaces and painting with unconventional tools, such as scrapers, sponges, rollers and rags. You will learn how to embrace the process and language of painting focusing on colour, surface, mark and composition.
The course is suitable for complete beginners but experienced students are also welcome and will be able to refresh their skills or explore new techniques and materials.
An interest in abstract or semi – abstract painting is a must.
Julie will guide you to make abstract work in an intuitive and energetic way with knowledge gained from techniques she shares with you. Julie works individually with each student helping them to develop ideas and processes to access their own personal style which will give them greater confidence in their work.
All materials are provided but students are encouraged to forage and seek out materials which become personal to them and their way of working.
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