POETRY workshop with angela t.carr
What grounds you? What makes your heart take flight? Join poet Angela T.Carr for a morning of creative writing, exploring the theme of this year's festival "Roots and Wings". Drawing on her expertise, Angela will guide the group through prompt-based creative exercises using the work of established writers. Aimed at beginner and emerging writers, bring a pen, paper and your imagination. Be inspired and encouraged to create and share new writing in an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere that will provide you new ideas and techniques to add to your writer's toolkit!
Saturday 1st June 11am - 1pm Barge
LEAF LANTERN WORKSHOPS
Come and light up your summer with nature inspired leaf lanterns! Participants will collect and use natural materials to build their own paper lantern to take home.
Two workshops are on offer one for families, and one for older children and adults.
Please dress for all weathers.
SATURDAY 1ST JUNE
Botanical Art for beginners
Sunday 2nd June 2pm – 5pm
New to watercolour and love nature?
Award-winning artist Shevaun Doherty combines her knowledge of pollinators and plants with her watercolour skills to create a unique workshop that will appeal to nature lovers of all ages and skills.
When we look closely at something, we begin to understand it, and when we understand it, we begin to appreciate it. By drawing and painting bees, we can build up an understanding and appreciation for the important role that they play in pollinating our flowers.
This Introductory Art Workshop will cover drawing and the watercolour techniques needed for colour mixing, washes and glazes, and creating texture in paint.
Shevaun won 'Best in Show' for botanical Art, at both Bloom 2017, and 2018
Writing for Radio
Kevin McDermott, writer and regular contributor to RTE's Sunday Miscellany, will share his experience with those who would like to work on short essays for radio. Essays may include personal memoir, reflection, pieces, of local,historical or philosophical interest. Participants will gain a knowledge and understanding of writing for radio and the spoken word.
Sunday 2nd JUNE BARGE
COST: €22/ €20 WITH WRISTBAND
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a Day of clay
A fantastic opportunity to learn basic techniques in hand building in clay, with local artist Jane Seymour. You will learn how to make a slab built jug, a coil built vessel or sculptural shape, as well as the pinch pot method.
Workshop for adults - all abilities welcome