Author Archives: Sean Corcoran

About Sean Corcoran

Artistic Director of The Art Hand in Bunmahon on Waterford's Copper Coast, Ireland. An Art School that runs courses in Stained Glass, Mosaic, Batik and Beach Art. I'm a Sand Artist, drawing massive pictures on beaches with a rake!

Stained Glass Sale Now On…

We are delighted to offer for sale 30 pieces of Stained Glass by the artist Sean Corcoran. None of his stained glass has been for sale since 2007 when he and his Dad closed The Salvage Shop. The items include … Continue reading

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SISTERS film selected for Waterford Film Festival

Join us for the Waterford Premiere of the film SISTERS in Garter Lane Arts Centre at the opening night of the Waterford Film Festival (Friday November 4th, reception at 7pm, screening at 8pm). The film was filmed at The Art … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Course with Sean Corcoran

We’re pleased to announce that we will run a 3 day weekend course in stained glass with Sean Corcoran on November 18th, 19th and 20th. Sorry for the short notice and there are just 4 available places. If you’d like … Continue reading

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Here’s a new short film that’s just been released by Lighthouse Films about a recent sand art assignment Sean Corcoran undertook in the UK at the Spittal Seaside Festival in Northumberland. The film features fantastic aerial footage by Sky Vantage … Continue reading

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Our Sand Art on Irish TV!

Thanks to Paddy Barron and Niamh Holden from Irish TV for filming Sean Corcoran and his sand art on Bunmahon Beach today. The artwork is called Grannies Comb and was created by a Farmer, a Tractor, a Plough, an Artist … Continue reading

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The B Side

Sand Art by Sean Corcoran on Bunmahon Beach on The Copper Coast in Waterford, Ireland. More examples of our Beach Art can be seen HERE.

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Brass Band Beach Art

The Art Hand teams up with City Of Waterford Brass to bring you a performance with a difference on Stradbally Cove for the Comeraghs Wild Festival.  This is an experimental collaboration that will involve Beach Art being made by a … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

Stone Stacking and Camp Fire at Kilmurrin Cove for Culture Night…Friday, September 16th, 5pm to 9pm. Join The Art Hand at Kilmurrin Cove for our annual Culture Night celebration. Take part in a stone stacking challenge and share some culture … Continue reading

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​ Six days on Spittal Beach

Sean Corcoran was recently commissioned to create sand art for the Spittal Seaside Festival in Northumberland, England. He kept an online diary of the assignment by posting regular updates to social media. We have brought all his posts together in … Continue reading

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The WORDS Event at the Copper Coast Geopark Visitors Centre

The WORDS Event is a spoken word night hosted by The Art Hand that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at different locations on The Copper Coast. On Wednesday June 1st the event will take place in … Continue reading

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Environmental Art Open Day

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an Environmental Art Open Day on The Copper Coast on Saturday, June 18th. Try some Beach Art and take part in a Rock Art Relay. Bring along some personal mementos … Continue reading

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‘The Magical Tree’ collaborative mosaic unveiled

The official unveiling of ‘The Magical Tree’ mosaic took place in Saint John of Gods school in Waterford city recently. Well done to the 268 kids involved and all the teachers and staff at the school. The project was facilitated … Continue reading

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‘SISTERS’ film premiere in Dublin

The world premiere of the film SISTERS took place in Dublin recently at the Trinity College Technology and Enterprise Centre. The film was filmed at The Art Hand and along The Copper Coast. It stars the extremely talented Victoria Hamersley, … Continue reading

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The WORDS Event. Have you say…

Here’s the poster from the last WORDS event which was held in at Mother McHughs pub in Fenor the udder night. Well done to all who attended this very special event. The next WORDS event will take place at The … Continue reading

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‘SISTERS’ film goes to Dublin

We are delighted to announce that the film ‘SISTERS’ has been selected for screening at the March on Films Festival which will be held in Dublin in ATRL (part of Trinity College School of Drama, Film and Music) on April … Continue reading

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ROCK ART RELAYS with The Art Hand…

An exciting new group activity is available on Tramore Beach and along The Copper Coast. ROCK ART RELAYS consist of making large designs with rocks in the sand by passing rocks from one to another like a relay race! Teamwork … Continue reading

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Batik Lampshade Weekend Workshop with Miranda Corcoran

Design and Create your own Batik Lampshade with artist Miranda Corcoran. Bring colour and warmth to your living space! Miranda has worked in Batik for over 20 years, creating fabrics, wall hangings and lampshades. She has won many awards for … Continue reading

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OM KALI Sand Art and Mantra Film

This film features Sand Art by Sean Corcoran and a Sanskrit Mantra by Cheryl Beer. It was filmed on Bunmahon Beach at the heart of The Copper Coast in Waterford, Ireland, on November 25th, 2015. This was the full moon … Continue reading

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New Creative Hub on The Copper Coast…

We are delighted to announce that the WORDS event is spreading it’s wings to new locations along The Copper Coast throughout 2016. The next one will take place at the Gealach Gorm Theatre which is located in the Kill Community … Continue reading

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NEW COURSE; Batik Lampshades with Miranda Corcoran

Design and create your very own Batik Lampshade using hot wax and dyes on cotton. All materials supplied. Refreshments are provided throughout the weekend and a homemade lunch on Saturday in our adjoining home. The next scheduled Lampshade Course is; … Continue reading

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Slip Spiral Beach Art on Bunmahon Beach

Here’s a little video of the latest Beach Art by Sean Corcoran on The Copper Coast.Slip Spirals on Bunmahon Beach was created with a rake by Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand in Waterford on October 25th, 2015. Fancy giving … Continue reading

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Adult Art Weekend Courses

A full range of adult art weekend courses are now available at The Art Hand including Stained Glass, Coloured Glass Window Boxes, Mosaic, Batik Lampshade Design and Collage. Learn a new skill in an enjoyable and creative atmosphere. Full details … Continue reading

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Amazing Beach Artwork in Waterford launches Cycle Against Suicide

Well that’s the headline in the Irish Examiner this week….We’re delighted that national media are picking up on the message we’re trying to spread. The Waterford artist Sean Corcoran along with 28 volunteers created the drawing on the beach in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Beach Artist

Our artistic director Sean Corcoran has a confession to make… “I’m currently consumed by beach art. When I can help it I live by the tides rather than by the time or day. Low tide is such a wonderful thing. … Continue reading

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Film and Animation summer camp for kids…

Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand was recently commissioned to facilitate a Film and Animation summer camp for kids at the Gealach Gorm Theatre in the Kill Community Centre. The practical activities throughout the week included flip book animation, a … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Courses

The future of the Stained Glass industry is in safe hands with these 4 talented students from Dublin, Athlone, Cork and Waterford who recently took part in an intensive weekend course with Sean Corcoran at The Art Hand. Each made … Continue reading

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The Promenade Festival

Happy Birthday to us! The Art Hand celebrated it’s 3rd year in business on Saint Patrick’s Day. No rest though as we spent the day on a guerrilla marketing campaign for The Promenade Festival for which Sean Corcoran is the … Continue reading

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SAFE SPRAY PAINT

A simple, effective and safe way to teach colourful spray painting. Loose your inhibitions, it’s fun! Ideal for Tags, Stencils, Large Collaborative Pieces or Graffiti. We have introduced this technique to our Kids Classes and Teacher Training workshops. Don’t panic! … Continue reading

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Teachers Art Training Workshops

Below are some pictures from a recent Teacher Training workshop in full swing here at The Art Hand. We have now extended the popular ‘Get Creative and Pass it on’ course with a Part 2 workshop which covers a completely … Continue reading

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Spoken Word Event

It’s time for our monthly celebration…Join us tonight tor the WORDS event from 7.45pm. Have your say or sit back and be transported to exotic places! All are welcome but booking is essential (by texting 087 2524657). Further details are … Continue reading

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Stained Glass and Mosaic Courses

The dates have been set for the next Stained Glass and Mosaic courses for adults here at The Art Hand. Places are limited so early booking is essential… Learn to make Stained Glass with Sean Corcoran This is 3 Day … Continue reading

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The Magical Forest; Mosaic and Book Project by Sean Corcoran

Here’s the NEW WEBSITE for Sean Corcoran’s commission by the Department of Education to facilitate the creation of a large mosaic and an accompanying book for the new Gaelscoil that is being built in Carraigpherish on the outskirts of Waterford … Continue reading

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Saturday Art Club for Adults

The Saturday Art Club for adults returns this weekend (Jan. 31st, 2015) with Tactile Painting…Loose your inhibitions and get back to basics with paint, sand, salt and yes your fingers and hands! Followed by Miranda’s Tapas in our adjoining home. … Continue reading

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Film Premiere, Saturday Art Club, WORDS Event, Recreate, Kids Art Classes, The Magical Forest, Mosaic and Book school projects.

News Update; The world première screening of our documentary ‘Spraoi Unseen’ has been scheduled for Saturday 21st of February at 8pm in Garter Lane Arts Centre. Tickets are FREE but are in short supply. We are advising people to put … Continue reading

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Our footage featured on RTE TV in “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire” (The Night of the Big Wind).

Check out “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire” (The Night of the Big Wind) which will broadcast on RTÉ TV 1 at 10.15pm and BBC Two Northern Ireland at 11.20pm (Tuesday 6th January). Footage shot by Sean Corcoran from The Art Hand … Continue reading

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Creative Reuse Art Classes for kids

The Art Hand have teamed up with ReCreate to offer a brand new range of art classes for kids using Creative Reuse, starting on January 27th. Based in Dublin, ReCreate is a national social enterprise that re-distributes surplus stock from … Continue reading

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Great News from The Art Hand

Both Miranda and Sean Corcoran have been accepted on the Education Panel of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Miranda had the following to say, “It’s a great honour to be selected for inclusion on this panel alongside some … Continue reading

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Mosaic, Teachers Art, Stained Glass, Film, New Books…

Here’s all our Latest News…We are putting the finishing touches to two mosaics here at the moment. Firstly The Shooting Star Mosaic which was created with over 60 teachers and is for the Waterford Teachers Centre (view it HERE). Secondly … Continue reading

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Adult Art Courses and Events

Here’s some of the courses and events that are available for adults here at The Art Hand; Full details are available HERE.

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Coloured Glass Mosaic Window Boxes

Fancy a creative weekend? Design and create a coloured glass mosaic in a freestanding wooden frame that will embellish a window in your home. This is a 2 day course with tutor Sean Corcoran this October 25th and 26th. Full … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Course

Here’s a selection of the Stained Glass panels that were created by participants of our Stained Glass Courses throughout the year. Fancy doing a weekend course? The dates for the next one are December 5th, 6th and 7th. Maximum 4 … Continue reading

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Adults Art Courses and Events

We have a new range of Art Courses and Events available for adults including the Saturday Art Club, Weekend Art Courses, a Mosaic Course, a Stained Glass Course, The WORDS Event, Adult Art Parties and Teacher Training. Full details are … Continue reading

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What’s On at The Art Hand? Saturday Art Club, Spoken Word, Stained Glass, Mosaic, Film, Teachers Workshops, Kids Classes,

We have lots of new Autumn Art Classes and Activities to choose from. We’ve never had as many options for adults; Every fortnight we have the Saturday Art Club from 11am to 2pm. A different arts and craft project each … Continue reading

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News Update; Performance, Stained Glass, Mosaic, Clay Sculpture, Film, Festivals, Kids Art Classes, Art Parties and Environmental Art…

There are some great Adult Art Classes and Events coming up at The Art Hand in September and October. On September 3rd, starting at 7.45pm the monthly WORDS performance night takes place. WORDS goes WILD on Culture Night, September 19th, … Continue reading

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Learn to make Stained Glass with Sean Corcoran

The dates have been set for the next Stained Glass Course with Sean Corcoran for the weekend of October 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2014. This is 3 Day Intensive Weekend Course at The Art Hand where you will learn how … Continue reading

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Words goes Wild on Culture Night

A special spoken word event will take place on Culture Night, Friday, September 19th at 6pm by The Words Writers Group as part of the Comeragh Wild Festival. The evening will be different from the groups usual monthly event at … Continue reading

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Pointillism and Pasta!

The Saturday Art Club gets together this weekend (and every fortnight) with an exciting adult art workshop of Pointillism on Canvas followed by a light pasta lunch in our adjoining home. Each fortnight exciting and effective arts and crafts projects … Continue reading

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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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