Author Archives: Sean Corcoran

About Sean Corcoran

Artistic Director of The Art Hand in Bunmahon on Waterford's Copper Coast, Ireland. A rural Art School that runs challenging residential art courses. I am an Artist working mainly in digital art, stained glass and mosaic.

Mosaic and Tapas!

The Saturday Art Club for adults this week is a lovely fun Mosaic workshop on Circular Cake Boards with Tapas for lunch! 11am to 2pm. The cost is €30 including all the materials and lunch. Booking is essential. Full details … Continue reading

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Words Bash, Promenade Festival, Mosaic, Saturday Art Club, Stained Glass and more…

It’s been a rollercoaster ride here at The Art Hand over the last few weeks. The recent Words Bash was an overwhelming success with record attendance for our 1 year birthday celebration of the performance night. The next Words event … Continue reading

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The Saturday Art Club

We’re delighted to announce the introduction of a brand new art class here that will give adults the opportunity to create some wonderful artworks under the guidance of professional artists Sean and Miranda Corcoran at The Art Hand every second Saturday … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Course with Sean Corcoran

Our next Stained Glass Weekend Course will take place on July 18th 19th and 20th. Maximum 4 participants and booking has now opened. Full details of the course are below; http://thearthand.wordpress.com/adult-courses/learn-to-make-stained-glass-with-sean-corcoran/

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Festival, Cafe, Mosaic, Kids Art, Words and Zine…

News from The Art Hand Sean Corcoran has been appointed as the Artistic Director of an exciting new arts and entertainment festival for Tramore called The Promenade Festival that takes place this July 4th, 5th and 6th. The festival is … Continue reading

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Super Hero Art Party

Happy Birthday to Alfie who celebrated his big day with a Super Hero Art Party.

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We teach Art and Photography in Spanish…

A photography class in the Spanish language was just held at The Art Hand by the talented Alma Perissinotti Visualarts & photography for our Argentinian students. This is a multi-lingual art school! Enseñamos el arte en El arte de la mano en … Continue reading

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News Update, Toddlers, Kids, Film Editing, Art Parties, Writers Group, Zine, Publications…

Calling all Toddlers! We’re delighted to announce that we are now running workshops for kids under the age of 4. Toddlers @ The Art Hand takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11.30. A Parent or guardian attends and … Continue reading

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News Update from The Art Hand…

We’re back in full swing with a variety of creative activities for all ages from kids art classes and performance to film editing and stained glass. Kids; Looking forward to welcoming all our young students who start back next week … Continue reading

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An Taoiseach presented with Map by Sean Corcoran of The Copper Coast

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was recently presented a Map of The Copper Coast that was created by Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand. Image courtesy of Fotofitz.

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Film Award for Down the Ladder

Sean Corcoran and Angela Mulcahy above receiving the award for ‘Down the Ladder’ as the overall runner-up best film at the Waterford Film Festival from Festival Director Stephen Byrne. The film was made by Copper Coast Productions @ The Art … Continue reading

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Film Editing Course

Delighted to announce that we are now are running 2 day Film Editing Courses in Adobe Premiere with Anthony Kelly. Learn how to professionally edit your own footage on this 2 day Film Editing Course using Adobe Premiere. This course is … Continue reading

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The Words Zine, Film News, Kids Art, Copper Coast Map and Guide, Stained Glass Course…

This weeks News Update; The Words Zine; Our new zine is being unveiled next Wednesday, November 6th at the Words Writers Group performing at The Art Hand. It’s a self published small circulation of original work by performers from the … Continue reading

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The Words Zine, Down the Ladder, Stained Glass, Imagine, Map and Guide

This weeks update from The Art Hand The next event for the WORDS writers group performing @ The Art Hand is November 6th at 7.45pm. On the night we will unveil the first issue of THE WORDS ZINE, a self … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Course

Full details of our next Stained Glass weekend course with Sean Corcoran are now available HERE. November 29th, 30th and December 1st. On the course you will learn how to design and make your very own Stained Glass panel A3 in … Continue reading

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Writers, Zine, Film, Stained Glass, Kids Art Classes, Art Parties and RIP Paddy Barron.

The next event for the WORDS writers group performing @ The Art Hand is November 6th at 7.45pm, however the deadline for submissions to the new WORDS Zine is October 20th. The Zine is a self published small circulation of … Continue reading

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Submit to THE WORDS ZINE…

The WORDS writers group performing at The Art Hand is going from strength to strength with their announcement that they will be self publishing a small circulation of original work by performers from the group. The new publication will be … Continue reading

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Film News

Locally made films to air at Festivals, Online and on TV…We’re delighted to announce that our film ‘Down the Ladder’ has been selected by the Waterford Film Festival to screen on November 9th at 8.30pm in the Granville Hotel, Waterford city. All … Continue reading

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Art Parties

We custom design workshops to suit the interests of the participants. We aim to provide a unique, memorable, fun yet relaxed experience where friends and family have the opportunity to work together on a creative endeavor. With our Kids events … Continue reading

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WORDS writers group performing @ The Art Hand

Delighted to say the inaugural event in July was a great success. Next one is August 7th. WORDS is a new writers group that meets and performs on the first Wednesday of every month at The Art Hand, in Bunmahon, … Continue reading

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The Art Hand and Copper Coast Productions on TV

The Art Hand and Copper Coast Productions were featured on RTE’s Nationwide program last night to celebrate The Miners of Bunmahon films that we are currently making. The Copper Coast looked great. Here’s a link to watch it online…we’re just … Continue reading

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Irish Premiere of Village by the Sea

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

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December Newsletter

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

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Open Week and Exhibition

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

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Kids @The Art Hand

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

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Kids @ The Art Hand

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.

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Photography Course with George Munday

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/

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Director’s tribute captures Irish beauty

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

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Primary School Art Courses

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

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62 Wax Paintings created in 3 days!

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

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Group Discount

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

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May 2012 Newsletter

Since our jam packed launch in March the first bunch of intensive art courses have been completed including a great Photography Course with George Munday and a Stencil and Graffiti workshop with Sean Corcoran. Coming up in June is a … Continue reading

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April 2012 Newsletter

Our Launch went amazing on St. Patrick’s day just gone. We reckon over 400 people turned up. There was a traffic jam on The Copper Coast! Thank you all for making it a very special day. At one stage it … Continue reading

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Our first International Tutor, Ruby Clover from the States.

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

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Edible Art!

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

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Our Launch Day

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

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We’re officially open!

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!

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The Art Hand Launch…all are welcome

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

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Press Release

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

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What’s The Art Hand all about?

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

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Before and After

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

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Our New Lifedrawing Tutor Ger Kennedy

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

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A tour of The Art Hand

Welcome to The Art Hand and a quick tour with Artistic Director, Sean Corcoran;

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Unknown Schoolboy of Bunmahon. Help us to identify him…

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

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Encaustic Painter Lora Murphy will be Waxing Lyrical at The Art Hand

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

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Sculptural Ceramicist Adele Stanley joins The Art Hand

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

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New Zealand film crew coming to Bunmahon…

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

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Botanical Painter to teach at The Art Hand

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

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Cartoonist joins the team at The Art Hand

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

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Two new Tutors for The Art Hand

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

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