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Author Archives: Sean Corcoran
The Irish Premiere of the documentary film Village by the Sea took place at The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon on Saturday, the 15th of December 2012. The converted church was packed with over 70 people in attendance. Before … Continue reading
Welcome to our December 2012 Newsletter. It’s been a roller coaster ride since we opened in March and we’re delighted with how things have developed. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. We now have 3700 fans following our … Continue reading
Our Open Week and Exhibition starts this Tuesday (December 4th) and runs until Saturday. All are welcome, have a look at our facilities and an exhibition of the work of our students from this terms Kids @ The Art Hand … Continue reading
The Art Hand in Bunmahon has been busy lately with over 40 young artists aged from 4 to 12 who are attending the Kids @ The Art Hand workshops. The 10 week term is broken into 4 classes that run … Continue reading
Our latest facility…Kids @ The Art Hand is a new and exciting range of Art Classes for Kids aged 5 to 12 starting September 18th. Full details HERE.
Bookings are now being taken for a weekend photography workshop with George Munday, here at The Art hand and along the Copper Coast. September 6-9, 2012. Full details click this link; http://thearthand.wordpress.com/courses/but-is-it-art-photography-with-george-munday/
Here’s an article about the film we were involved in called Village by the Sea in a New Zealand newspaper The Wanganui Chronicle on the 7th of July. It says; The fishing village of Bunmahon remains virtually unchanged since Collier’s … Continue reading
Although the courses at The Art Hand are for adults only we do offer an outreach programme for Primary Schools. Our Mosaic Map and Giant Sunflower art projects in two Waterford Primary Schools have just been completed. We travel to … Continue reading
62 paintings were produced in 3 days during an extremely intensive art course with Lora Murphy at The Art Hand. Encaustic….that’s painting with wax! The paintings were produced in a variety of styles from Egyptian portraits to abstract art. Many … Continue reading
Fancy a Creative Holiday with your friends for a few days at The Art Hand? We have found that participants on our intensive Art Courses often have friends with similar interests. To encourage and reward small groups we have introduced … Continue reading
Based in Chicago, Ruby Clover brings her new course to The Art Hand this summer. She will show participants how to create a family heirloom box to treasure forever. It’s a three-day course starting on the 4th of July, the … Continue reading
Here’s what two of our tutors, Patrick and Pamela had to say about our Launch day; The grand opening of the Art Hand, the new art school on the Waterford coast, was celebrated on Saturday… a truly great success… and … Continue reading
Our official Launch took place on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th, 2012). Miranda and I were astounded at the turnout with between 300 and 400 people visiting us throughout the day. I’ve never seen a traffic jam on the Copper … Continue reading
Wow, what a turnout! Between 300 and 400 people squeezed through our door throughout the course of the day for our Launch party on St. Patrick’s Day. THANK YOU all, we are overwhelmed!
Please join us this coming Saturday, March 17th (Saint Patrick’s Day) to celebrate the official launch of The Art Hand. Maybe we can entice you with Coffee and Cakes or maybe you’d prefer something a bit stronger!? We’re a new … Continue reading
Press Release Launch of The Art Hand, March 16 & 17, 2012 The Art Hand is a new art school that runs intensive and challenging art courses in painting, photography, film-making, stained glass, ceramics and more. It is located … Continue reading
Artistic Director Sean Corcoran in conversation as he drives along The Copper Coast to the door of The Art Hand, explaining about the kind of courses we run, the accommodation we offer and our location. Hi Mum!x
Don’t rush past as you might just miss us! It took four years for planning permission and one year for construction. Can you even tell the difference? Oh yeah, a chimney! When we tell people we have a grass roof … Continue reading
The latest artist to join The Art Hand team is the experienced lifedrawing tutor Ger Kennedy. Her intensive weekend course starts on June 14th and is currently booking. Full details of her course are HERE. Below is a small selection … Continue reading
Welcome to The Art Hand and a quick tour with Artistic Director, Sean Corcoran;
We are looking for help to identify many people and places around Bunmahon in Waterford that were captured by New Zealand artist Edith Collier in 1915. There is a documentary film currently being made by a New Zealand film crew … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Lora Murphy, the talented Encaustic Artist is joining The Art Hand’s team of tutors with an exciting new course that involves painting with wax. The course is called Waxing Lyrical and is scheduled for … Continue reading
Welcome onboard to Adele Stanley who joins the team of tutors at The Art Hand. Adele has created a course called Transform it that starts early June. Everyday objects will be moulded, transformed and fired in our kiln to create … Continue reading
The Art Hand is pleased to announce that to coincide with its official opening in March there will be a documentary film created in Bunmahon called ‘Village by the Sea’ about New Zealand artist Edith Collier’s time spent here in … Continue reading
Yanny Petters is joining us at The Art Hand with an intensive three-day course starting this May. The Course is called ‘Drawing from Nature’ and it will give participant the opportunity to work with an extremely talented artist using the … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that Fintan Taite, the award-winning Cartoonist and Illustrator is to be a tutor at The Art Hand. He will be presenting his challenging new course starting this May. Based in Dublin, Fintan has had over … Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome two new tutors to The Art Hand, Aoife Banville and Emily Robyn Archer who between them will be presenting an interesting art course called ‘Collections’. Aoife and Emily are contemporary artists who work in a … Continue reading
On this exciting new course artist Patrick Palmer will bring participants on excursions from The Art Hand to some of his favourite spots along the scenic area that is called The Copper Coast. Working mainly outdoors to capture the Land, … Continue reading
Flora, Fauna, Fantasy and Illusion Decorative Painting with Pamela Silin-Palmer Pamela will instruct participants in the age-old tradition of Trompe L’oeil to create the optical illusion of imagery appearing in three dimensions. We are delighted to have such a highly … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that two new tutors will be joining the team here at The Art Hand. Husband and wife, both painters, Patrick Palmer and Pamela Silin-Palmer will be presenting some exciting new courses in the coming months. … Continue reading
The shortest day of the year, 2011.
Real or Unreal, the Rocky Shore of The Copper Coast at Kilmurrin Cove
We’re delighted to announce that George Munday has joined the team at The Art Hand. A highly experienced photographer specialising in dramatic landscapes. He lives on the Copper Coast and his surroundings feature strongly in his work. He has a … Continue reading
I recently did a masterclass with Cappy Thompson at Northlands Creative glass in Scotland. Painting on Glass, developing an Iconography.
Driving through the snow along the copper coast to the Art Hand.
Here’s some of my Digital Art from an exhibition called Photo Distortions. Sean Corcoran.
Miranda will soon be revealing her first course at The Art Hand, stay tuned! View more of Miranda’s Art on her website HERE
A six-day intensive Stained Glass course by Sean Corcoran has been scheduled for next April. It’s called Introducing Technology to stained Glass. Check out the Courses page for full details. Here is a small selection of panels made by Sean; Here … Continue reading
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Hello and Welcome to The Art Hand Blog. We’re busy planning things for next March when we will open our doors with a Bang! Stay Tuned..