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New Portfolio Course

Portfolio Course

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 alice@kcat.ie

KCAT’s Summer School 19-23 July

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Back by popular demand, four different courses to choose from, ideal for a taster-week of KCAT, an artistic treat for yourself or a week to specialise in a certain media or material!
All the courses are open to anyone over 16 years old and to all abilities.
– Watercolour painting
Focussing on wet in wet techniques, suitable for all levels.
Teacher: Barbara Wheeler-Connolly
– Drawing
Exploring nature through different drawing techniques, media and materials resulting in a self made book of nature studies of your drawings. Teacher: Jean Conroy
– Printmaking
Design and print your own wood/lino and dry point print.
(All techniques are non- toxic.)
Teacher: Noortje van Deursen
– Theatre
Explore the subtle art of play in a safe, friendly environment. Learn about your voice and body in space through play. Over the course of this week-long summer school you will gain experience in:
– Improvisation
Learning about spontaneous action and re-action to offers from fellow actors
– Devising
Learning to work collaboratively towards making theatre
– Movement & Physical theatre
Learning to use your whole body as a voice and a tool in acting
– Basic Stagecraft
Stage directions, entrances and exits, stage presence etc.
– Relaxation
An ideal opportunity to get a taste of the KCAT theatre course.
Tutors: Ronan MacRaois, Medb Lambert and Susie Lamb


Monday 19 – Friday 23  July 2010: 10 am – 4 pm

Price: 250 Euro, incl materials, coffee/tea, excl lunch

To book your place

email: info@kcat.ie

tel: 056 7755115 (Noortje/ Anja)

Deposit: € 50