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.

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Each made a very unique and colourful panel and they each plans to set up a home studio under Sean’s guidance. Watch this space!

The next scheduled course in Stained Glass will take place on September 4th, 5th and 6th, 2015. Space is limited to a maximum of 4 participants and booking is now open. Full details are here; https://thearthand.wordpress.com/adult-courses/learn-to-make-stained-glass-with-sean-corcoran/

 

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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 Artistic Director. Promenade Festival Tramore

It takes place in Tramore on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July and promises to be packed with good old fashioned seaside fun!

The WORDS performance event will also celebrate its 2nd birthday this July. It takes place on the first Wednesday night of every month. All are welcome and we have a few special guests lined up too.

Congratulations to the 20 teachers who recently completed Part 2 of our art training course “Get Creative and Pass it on!” in association with the Waterford Teacher’s Centre.

A big WELL DONE to our 30 young art students who completed the Creative Reuse series of workshops in association with Recreate, Dublin. Classes for 4 to 12 year olds return on April 21st for juniors and on April 23rd for seniors.

Meanwhile Sean and Miranda are busy completing major book and mosaic projects in primary schools. For adults the Saturday Art Club recently included Batik, Painting on Glass and Mosaic.

Check www.thearthand.com for further details or stay tuned to our Facebook page.

Thank you all for your support over the past three years.

Check out some photos from our day in Tramore HERE;

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SAFE SPRAY PAINT

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.

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We have introduced this technique to our Kids Classes and Teacher Training workshops.

Teachers Spray Paint for Kids

Don’t panic! It’s perfect for busy classrooms and not as messy as you’d think!

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Our Kids Classes return on April 21st for juniors and April 23rd for seniors. Details HERE.

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Our next Teacher Training workshop is due to be announced by the Waterford Teacher’s Centre shortly (www.wtc.ie).

Safe Spray Paint

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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 new range of art topics for primary school classrooms. The Part 2 course is available to all teachers not just those that have completed Part 1. You can always return to do Part 1 at another stage. Topics covered in Part 2 include Clay Sculpture, Self Portraits, 3D Objects and Art in the Outdoors.

The photos shown here are from a recent Part 1 course in progress which included Collaborative Art to Music, Printing with Polystyrene, Foam Mosaic and Map-Making. These courses take place at The Art Hand with Sean and Miranda Corcoran sharing the role as main tutor.

All of these workshops are currently booking on the Waterford Teacher Centre website here; www.wtc.ie

Teacher Training

Below are some of the kids workshops we have developed using materials from Recreate Ireland. We will be introducing teachers to the concepts of Creative Reuse at an upcoming workshop in the Waterford Teachers Centre. Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand will join forces with Louise Osborne, the Arts Administrator of Recreate Ireland to bring you The ReCreate Revolution Arts Workshop “MAKE ART NOT WASTE”.

The workshop will take place on March 12th, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. This is a great opportunity for teachers and is currently booking on the Waterford Teacher Centre website here; www.wtc.ie

Think Outside The Box

Creative Reuse and Clay

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Below are some pictures that will give you an idea of the interior of The Art Hand. It’s a compact but practical space consisting of a main art room for most of our workshops, a tool room for our stained glass and mosaic projects and a tech room for our film editing and office admin. The place is full of sample artworks and a vast array of art supplies. It is often described as an inspirational place. We cater for kids up the age of 12 as well as running adult and teachers courses.

Interior of The Art Hand

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Spoken Word Event

Open Mic Performance 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 here; www.thearthand.com/words

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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

Stained Glass by Sean Corcoran, The Art Hand

This is 3 Day Intensive Weekend Course at The Art Hand where you will learn how to design and make your very own Stained Glass panel A3 in size. You will draw a template, cut out the glass and join them together with lead in the traditional way.

The Weekend of April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015.

Cost for the course is €330 including all materials and lunches on all 3 days.

Full details of this course are HERE.

Previous Stained Glass Courses can be viewed on our Facebook page HERE.

Also Booking; Coloured Glass Mosaic Window Boxes with Sean Corcoran

Stained Glass

Embellish a window in your home with your very own Coloured Glass Creation in this 2 day course with tutor Sean Corcoran. You will design and create a coloured glass mosaic in a freestanding wooden frame.

May 23rd and 24th, 2015.

The cost for this course is €180.

Full details are HERE.

Photos of Window Boxes can be seen on our Facebook page HERE.

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The Magical Forest; Mosaic and Book Project by Sean Corcoran

The Magical ForestHere’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 city. Sean will engage with all the students and teachers of the Gaelscoil in the creation of the 3 metre wide mosaic that will be installed on a prominent internal wall in the new school.

In addition to the permanent artwork a special story book will be created that is linked to the mosaic and will feature drawings by the kids. The mosaic and book are to be called The Magical Forest. The mosaic itself will depict a lush and vibrant forest, full of trees, flowers, animals, a stream and a pond. The idea for the book is to create a new Irish fable. A fantasy fairyland, folklore of the future.

Sean had the following to say about The Magical Forest commission; “I’m very excited about this project. It’s a fantastic commission and it will take until next June to complete. The story of The Magical Forest is based on a bedtime story that I have made up for our 2 kids. Alfie aged 5 and Matilda aged 8 have kept the story alive by insisting on hearing what happens next every night. I have also tried out versions of the story on kids that take part in our weekly activities here at The Art Hand. It’s not conventional storytelling in that the kids get to add characters and ideas to the story while it is being told. I’m delighted that the story will now be published in a colourful new book”.

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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.

Adult Art ClassesThe cost is €30 including lunch and it takes place from 11am to 2pm. Please book as soon as possible. Image shows Finger Painting by Sean Corcoran 2014.

Previous Saturday Art Club sessions can be viewed here; https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.929553043728572.1073741893.309854549031761&type=3

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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 their names on a reserve list by ringing Garter Lane on 051 855038.

The Saturday Art Club for adults takes place every two weeks from January 31st with a range of exciting arts and crafts projects from Map-making to Mosaic. The WORDS performance event takes place on the first Wednesday of every month, next one February 4th. A very entertaining night, all are welcome.

The Art Hand, Art School, Waterford

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 re-distributes surplus stock from businesses for creative activities. We will create all kinds of wonderful 3D Sculpture including Lanterns, Dragons, Masks, Hats and Sun-Catchers. Classes for 4 to 7 year olds will take place on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm starting on January 27th. Classes for 8 to 12 year olds will take place on Thursdays from 4pm to 5.30pm starting on January 29th.

Sean has began work on a new Mosaic and Book project called The Magical Forest for the new Gaelscoil in Waterford. Plans are at an advanced stage for The Promenade Festival in Tramore this July for which Sean is the Artistic Director.

Miranda has started work on another collaborative school mosaic, this time in Killrossanty, County Waterford. Miranda will facilitate the creation of an external mosaic at the school entrance with tiles, glass, buttons, jewels, gems and personal mementos from the children and staff.

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

"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 is featured in the programme. The programme was made by Lagan Media Productions in Belfast.

Sean had the following to say; “It’s my first time on the BBC! I’m really delighted. The footage was shot over the course of a few days back in January when Storm Christine hit Ireland. My friend the photographer Keith Fitzgerald and I braved the elements together, we had great fun, I love storms. The rugged stretch of The Copper Coast from Bunmahon Beach to Boatstrand Harbour is featured in the footage. My Canon G15 camera hasn’t worked since, but it was worth it!”

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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 businesses for creative activities in schools and art groups around the country. With this vast range of materials at our disposal we plan to create all kinds of wonderful 3D Sculpture including Lanterns, Dragons, Masks, Hats and Sun-Catchers. The classes will be run by artists Sean and Miranda Corcoran at The Art Hand.

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Sean had the following to say; “We are delighted to announce this new partnership agreement with Recreate which will make it possible for us to offer exciting new opportunities at our Art School. Plans are already underway to set up Teacher Training workshops specially designed for recycled materials too.”

Miranda had the following to say; “The ReCreate warehouse in Dublin is a treasure trove of possibilities, we can’t wait to get started. We’re delighted to be able to bring these truly unique workshops to our students. We’re very excited about the potential of this project.”

Classes for 4 to 7 year olds will take place on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm starting on January 27th. Classes for 8 to 12 year olds will take place on Thursdays from 4pm to 5.30pm starting on January 29th. The 8 week terms costs €80 per child. The cost for two or more children from the same family is €70 each.

For further info on ReCreate please visit their website HERE and their Facebook page HERE. The ReCreate mission is to inspire and influence creativity, curiosity and lateral thought, so this seems like a marriage made in heaven! Please watch this space!

Places are limited to 12 participants on these courses so early booking is suggested. Please ring Sean or Miranda on 051 292919 to reserve a place.

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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 of the greatest artists and craftspeople working in Ireland today. It’s lovely that what we are doing here at The Art Hand is being recognised in this way. This accreditation gives us a fantastic opportunity to further develop our outreach programme in schools around the country”.

News from The Art Hand

We are delighted to announce that Sean Corcoran has been commissioned 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 city. Sean will engage with all the students and teachers of the Gaelscoil in the creation of the 3 metre wide mosaic that will be installed on a prominent internal wall in the new school. In addition to the permanent artwork a special story book will be created that is linked to the mosaic and will feature drawings by the kids. The mosaic and book are to be called The Magical Forest. The mosaic itself will depict a lush and vibrant forest, full of trees, flowers, animals, a stream and a pond. The idea for the book is to create a new Irish fable. A fantasy fairyland, folklore of the future.

Sean had the following to say about The Magical Forest commission; “I’m very excited about this project. It’s a fantastic commission and it will take until next June to complete. The story of The Magical Forest is based on a bedtime story that I have made up for our 2 kids. Alfie aged 5 and Matilda aged 8 have kept the story alive by insisting on hearing what happens next every night. I have also tried out versions of the story on kids that take part in our weekly activities here at The Art Hand. It’s not conventional storytelling in that the kids get to add characters and ideas to the story while it is being told. I’m delighted that the story will now be published in a colourful new book”.

Meanwhile Miranda starts work in the new year on another collaborative school mosaic, this time in Killrossanty, County Waterford.  have commissioned Miranda to facilitate the creation of an external mosaic at the school entrance. The vibrant mosaic will contain tiles, glass, buttons, jewels, gems and personal mementos from the children and staff. It will be made in 4 separate panels and will signify the St. Bridget’s Cross.

Storm Footage shot by Sean Corcoran will be aired on RTE 1 and BBC Northern Ireland on January 6th. It will be part of a programme called “Oiche na Gaoithe Móire” that was made by Lagan Media Productions in Belfast. Sean had the following to say; “It’s my first time on the BBC! I’m really delighted. The footage was shot over the course of a few days back in January when Storm Christine hit Ireland. My friend the photographer Keith Fitzgerald and I braved the elements together, we had great fun, I love storms. The rugged stretch of The Copper Coast from Bunmahon Beach to Boatstrand Harbour is featured in the footage. My Canon G15 camera hasn’t worked since, but it was worth it!”

In further film news The Spraoi Unseen documentary made by Sean Corcoran and Dónal O’Flynn will be premiered on January 17th in Waterford city (venue to be announced). Spraoi Unseen is a feature length documentary that takes a look behind the scenes of the Spraoi Festival and Parade with revealing interviews with the management, performers, volunteers and members of the public.

A 10 week term of kids art classes will return in the new year on Tuesdays for 4 to 7 years olds (from January the 13th) and on Thursdays  for 8 to 12 year olds (from January 15th). The classes run from 4pm to 5.30pm. Our kid’s art parties are proving very popular so if you’d like to celebrate your kids special birthday in a memorable way booking at least a month in advance is now advised.

For adults we are working on some exciting new techniques for The Saturday Art Club which will start again on January 10th and every fortnight after that. For teachers we will be running further training courses through the Waterford Teacher Centre. Our WORDS performance event returns on the first Wednesday of every month starting on January 7th.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone that has supported us throughout the year. We have nearly 5000 fans on our Facebook page now, thank you all for following, liking and sharing. Thanks also to all the local newspapers for generously sharing our news throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you to The Art Hand in 2015, in the meantime have a great Christmas.

Sean and Miranda Corcoran.

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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 The Promenade Mosaic which was made with hundreds of members of the public during The Promenade Festival and is due to be installed in the National Beachguard Training Centre on the Prom (view it HERE). All they need is their final polishing and grouting before their separate installations.

Stained Glass, Mosaic, Film, New Books.

Teachers Art Training is back here from Monday November 17th with ‘Get Creative and Pass it on!’ The Saturday Art Club continues from strength to strength every fortnight, next one is November 15th. We also have lots more options for schools and teachers which can be seen on the newly updated Schools page of our website HERE. The final Stained Glass Course of 2014 takes place from December 5th, details HERE.

On the film front, our documentary Spraoi Unseen will be premiered on January 17th, venue to be announced (check HERE). Also in January Sean Corcoran’s footage of Storm Christine is due to be shown on RTE and the Canadian TV episode of Boogeymen is due to be aired for which we were Production Co-ordinators as well as being featured in. We’ve updated the Film page on our website with full details HERE.

Last but not least a huge CONGRATULATIONS to two regular participants of our monthly WORDS performance event on their forthcoming publications, Upon your Agony by Matty Tamen and Butterfly Barn by Karen Power. We’re proud of ye! Matty’s launch is this evening and Karen’s launch is next Friday. See ye all there. The next WORDS event is on Wednesday, December 3rd. Further details about the WORDS events can be seen HERE.

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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;

Adult Art Courses and Events

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 details are HERE.

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Stained Glass Window Boxes

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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 participants per course. Full details are on our website HERE.

Stained Glass Course

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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 available on this page HERE.

Saturday Art Club

Some recent participants of the Saturday Art Club above.

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Here’s some of the people who attended last months WORDS event.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to The Art Hand!

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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 time and a beautiful homemade lunch included for €30 per session. On the first Wednesday of every month we have the WORDS event, join in or sit back for an eclectic mix of poetry, prose and comedy. On Culture Night, Friday September 19th we are hosting a unique spoken word event called WORDS goes WILD! It will be held in an undisclosed outdoor location on The Copper Coast. Meet at The Art Hand at 6pm for this wild and wilderness themed event as part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival.

The Keys to the UniverseIn October we have more options for adults, a weekend stained glass course, a mosaic course and a film editing course. For teachers we are offering a night course called Get Creative and Pass it On! Check the Waterford Teacher Centre for more info on this.

If your in town check out Sean Corcoran’s contribution to the Thirty exhibition in Garter Lane Arts Centre until November 1st. Sean and Donal O’Flynn will also be revealing details soon of the premiere screening of their behind the scenes documentary about the Spraoi Festival. Stay tuned!

What about the KIDS?!

Well the 10 week Autumn term of Kids Art Classes returns next week on Tuesdays for kids up to age 7 and on Thursdays for 8 to 12 year olds. Classes are from 4pm to 5.30pm. Check out the News section of our website or our Facebook page for further details on any of these activities for kids or adults or give us a ring on 051 292919. We look forward to welcoming you to The Art Hand.

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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 Writers Group Performing at The Art Hand

WORDS goes WILD on Culture Night, September 19th, as part  the Comeragh Wild Festival. The evening will be different from the groups usual events in that it will take place at an undisclosed outdoor location on The Copper Coast and will have a ‘Wild’ and ‘Wilderness’ theme. 6pm start from The Art Hand for this one.

WORDS goes WILD on Culture Night!

WORDS goes WILD on Culture Night!

We have 2 places available for the next Stained Glass weekend course with Sean Corcoran which takes place on October 3rd, 4th and 5th. Details of an exciting new Mosaic workshop using coloured glass will be announced shortly and will also run in October.

Stained Glass

The Saturday Art Club this week is Clay Sculpture and Sausage Stew! From 11am to 2pm. Picture below shows Henry Moore at work in his studio. Each fortnight exciting and effective arts and crafts projects are devised for adults including Mosaic, Batik, Collage, Clay Sculpture, Decorative Mirrors, Artist Trading Cards and Digital Art. The Saturday Art Club is run by Sean and Miranda Corcoran and the cost per session is €30 including materials and lunch. 

Henry Moore Clay Sculpture

Meanwhile Sean Corcoran and Donal O’Flynn are editing a behind the scenes documentary film that they shot during the Spraoi Festival. Stay tuned for details of it’s Premiere Screening coming soon.

Donal O'Flynn and Sean Corcoran Film-Makers

Plans are already underway for next years Promenade Festival in Tramore which this year attracted an audience of over 30,000 people. As the artistic director Sean Corcoran is putting together an ambitious line up of attractions.

The Promenade Festival

What about the Kids? A 10 week term of kids Art Classes for 4 to 7 year olds returns on Tuesdays at 4pm from September 23rd. Classes for 8 to 12 year olds returns on Thursdays at 4pm from September 25th. Bookings for these classes are now open. We are also available to travel to schools across the country with all the equipment and materials needed to develop interesting, fun and educational art projects. Has your kid got a big day coming up? We host super cool Art Parties. We design each Art Party to suit your kid’s age and interests. Art Party Group

We also do one-off group packages of Environmental Art and Mosaic on the Beach. For more details please ring us on 051 292919.

Environmental Art on the Beach

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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.

Stained Glass Course with Sean Corcoran

Stained Glass Course with Sean Corcoran

This is 3 Day Intensive Weekend Course at The Art Hand where you will learn how to design and make your very own Stained Glass panel A3 in size. You will draw a template, cut out the glass and join them together with lead in the traditional way.

The class size is limited to 4 participants and 2 places are already gone so early booking will be essential for this.

Full details of this course are HERE.

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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 The Art Hand in that it will take place at an undisclosed outdoor location on The Copper Coast and will have a ‘Wild’ and ‘Wilderness’ theme. This event will proceed regardless of the weather so come prepared!

WORDS goes WILD on Culture Night!

WORDS goes WILD on Culture Night!

Proceedings begin from The Art Hand at 6pm sharp and will run till after 10pm. We are looking forward to showcasing our performance skills to a wider audience in an unusual setting so we are really encouraging new people to come along and check out what we’re doing. This will be a unique event, not to be missed. Don’t be frightened, there’s no pressure on anyone to perform. Get up and say a few words if you feel like it! It’ll be fun!

For your information The Words Writers Group meets and performs on the first Wednesday of every month at The Art Hand, in Bunmahon, County Waterford. It’s an intimate performance night with an average of between 30 and 40 participants at each event. WORDS brings together a diverse group of literature lovers and writers from the traditional to the alternative, including spoken word, comedy, poetry and Prose and it’s is an opportunity to perform, share your knowledge and get some inspiration.

Curious? Booking is essential on 051 292919 or text your name to Sean Corcoran to reserve a space on 087 2524657. All are welcome and there is no obligation to perform. Children can attend but will need to be strictly supervised. Check The Art Hand Facebook page for further details of Words goes Wild closer to the time.

To find out more about the monthly words event that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month please have a look HERE.

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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.

Pointillism Painting

Sunrise Flower Meadow by Miranda Corcoran

Each fortnight exciting and effective arts and crafts projects are devised including Mosaic, Batik, Collage, Clay Sculpture, Decorative Mirrors, Artist Trading Cards and Digital Art.

The Saturday Art Club is run by Sean and Miranda Corcoran and takes place every second Saturday from 11am to 2pm. The cost per session is €30 including materials and lunch. For more information please have a look HERE.

 

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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 are HERE.

Here’s an example made by Sean Corcoran; Mosaic on Circular Cake Board

Here’s some of the participants at a recent painting workshop;The Saturday Art Club

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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 is on August 6th at 7.45pm. Plans are also under way to create a themed open air event called Wild Words which will take place during the Comeragh Wild Festival in September.

Thank You by the Jersey Sandman, Andy CoutancheSean Corcoran was the artistic director of The Promenade Festival that entertained over 30,000 people all around the town of Tramore. 8 international artists and over 40 Irish artists and performers took part. Plans are already underway for an even bigger show next year. Thank you all for taking part, picture shows a thank you note from sand artist Andy Coutanche. Miranda Corcoran and Ann McGrath facilitated the creation of a colourful circular mosaic at the festival with the help of hundreds of members of the public. Would you like to be part of the finishing team by helping Miranda put the finishing touches to it? Learn a new skill and it’s free! The completed artwork will be permanently displayed in the new National Training Centre for Beach Guards in Tramore.

The Saturday Art Club for adults has started under the guidance of Sean and Miranda Corcoran. An exciting art project every fortnight from 11am to 2pm with lunch included. A Stained Glass weekend course with Sean Corcoran starts on July 18th. Design and make your own piece of colourful glass to hang in your home. We are taking bookings from small groups for Environmental Art and Art Parties. For further details on any of these projects please check our website, Facebook page or ring 051 292919.

 

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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 starting from this July 12th (from 11am to 2pm).

Adult art classes at The Art Hand

Exciting and effective projects will be devised for each workshop including Mosaic, Batik, Collage, Clay Sculpture, Decorative Mirrors, Artist Trading Cards, Digital Art and lots more. Demonstrations and tuition will be provided by Sean or Miranda Corcoran throughout each workshop.

The cost per session is €30 including basic materials and a light lunch which will be served in our adjoining home.

Full details are HERE.

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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; 

https://thearthand.wordpress.com/adult-courses/learn-to-make-stained-glass-with-sean-corcoran/

Stained Glass Course

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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 being organised by Tramore Tourism in association with The Art Hand and celebrates the work of the emergency services. Check out the Facebook page for all the details; HERE

Sean has also been busy working on the concept, design and decor of an exciting New Café in Waterford city opposite the old cinema on Patrick Street. We can’t say any more about it but all will be revealed in the coming days.

The Memorial Mosaic we are working on in a school in Dublin is coming on nicely. Thousands of items that were donated by the kids in the school were stuck onto the backing boards last week. Over 500 people have been involved so far including the 465 kids, 20 staff, 14 volunteer parents and the family and friends of Caroline Dwyer-Hickey who the artwork is in memory of. A blog has been set up by the school that follows the progress of the Mosaic; HERE

Caroline's Memorial Mosaic

The Words writers group performing @ The Art Hand took place last week with a great variety of performances. A night full of surprises! Submissions are now being taken for the 4th copy of The Words Zine. Previous copies can be downloaded for free at HERE and are in stock at Waterford City Library. The next Words event is on May the 7th (the first Wednesday of every month). Non-writers are also welcome.

Our next term of Kids Classes return on Tuesdays from April 27th for 4 to 7 year olds, on Wednesdays for Toddlers and Parents from April 28th and on Thursdays from April 29th for 8 to 12 year olds. Bookings are now being taken. Places are limited. Full details on our webpage www.theArtHand.com/kids

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Super Hero Art Party

Happy Birthday Alfie

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…

Art Classes in SpanishA 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 Español e Inglés! (We teach art at The Art Hand in Spanish and English!).

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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 participates in the workshops. The activities are facilitated by artists Sean and Miranda Corcoran of The Art Hand. For enquiries or bookings please ring 051 292919. Full details are HERE.

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Meanwhile the Spring Term of kids @ Art Hand has officially began. We cater for kids aged 4 to 12 in separate groups. On Tuesday last we created Coloured Tin Foil Collages on black card. Well done all, the results are super. On Thursday we created Foam Board Mosaics, a challenging but rewarding workshop, well done guys. Full details are HERE.

Film Editing Course

Got a load of video footage and don’t know what to do with it? Our Film Editing Courses with Anthony Kelly have begun. Learn how to professionally edit your own footage on this 2 day Course using Adobe Premiere. This course is designed for a maximum of two participants so you will receive practical training that is specific to your individual requirements. Full details are HERE.

Art Party Birthday Princess

Best wishes to Hannah, Chloe and Alfie who each celebrated their birthdays recently with an Art Party here at The Art Hand. From butterflies to super heroes, you name it, we design the event to suit the interests of birthday kid. Details of our Art Parties are HERE.

Big thanks to Mary Bird who is helping us with the kids art classes and to Alma Perissinotti who is teaching photography with us in the Argentinean language!

The next Words writers group performing @ The Art Hand takes place on Wednesday February 5th. Don’t forget that The Words Zine is now quarterly and there is an addition to the submission guidelines; Something you heard at one of the WORDS event that you think should be included in the next Words Zine? Please let us know. Also send in your own submissions. Deadline is Friday February 7th for the next issue…Email to roisin_ph@hotmail.com Full details HERE.

Words Writers Group performing at The Art HandWhat do the publications in the above photograph have in common? Well all these Novels, Poetry Collections and Zines were all created by participants of the WORDS writers group performing at The Art Hand. From left to Right; Waterford in Pictures and Verse by Jackie Elger and Tom Power, Love is the East Bit by Mary Grehan, Where the Music Comes From by Pat Galvin, Songs of a Stargazer by John Daly, Dry Tears by Matty Tamen, Windmills of the Mind by John Daly, The Mysterious John Grey by Tom Power and The Words Zine issue 1 and 2. Hope to be adding some more items to this collection in the not too distant future. Well done all, be very proud.

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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 with an exciting new term of Art Classes. Each Tuesday @ 4pm is for kids aged 4 to 7 and each Thursday @ 4pm is for kids aged 8 to 12. Full details HERE.

Words; The WORDS writers group performing @ The Art Hand held its first event of 2014 this week. The audience was captivated by some outstanding performers including Karen Power, Matty Tamen, Belle Walsh, Pat Galvin, Mary Power and Bernadette McCann. We also witnessed some live performances via Skype from Luck Library in Wisconsin USA and from Roisin Power Hackett in Spain. The next event is the first Wednesday of February (the 5th). Full details of the event and the Zine are HERE.

Zine; Don’t forget that The Words Zine is now quarterly and there is an addition to the submission guidelines; Something you heard at one of the WORDS event that you think should be included in the next Words Zine? Please let us know. Also send in your own submissions as normal. Deadline is Friday February 7th for the next issue. Email to roisin_ph@hotmail.com

Storm Christine; Now, we’re not all work and no play…We took the day off on Monday last and Keith Fitzgerald and Sean Corcoran spent the day recording Storm Christine. Unpredictable waves and a huge salt laden wind. Check out our YouTube video of ‘Storm Christine on The Copper Coast’ filmed in locations such as Stage Cove, Bunmahon Head, Tankardstown, Bunmahon Beach and Boatstrand Harbour. Click HERE to see it.

Storm Christine on The Copper Coast
‘Storm Christine on The Copper Coast’ by Sean Corcoran taken from Boatstrand Harbour.

Film Editing Course; Got a mountain load of videos and don’t know what to do with them? Learn how to professionally edit your own footage on this 2 day Film Editing Course with Anthony Kelly using Adobe Premiere. This course is designed for a maximum of two participants so you will receive practical training that is specific to your individual requirements. Full details HERE.

Stained Glass Course; This is 3 Day Intensive Weekend Course at The Art Hand where you will learn how to design and make your very own Stained Glass panel, A3 in size. You will draw a template, cut out the glass and join it together with lead in the traditional way. Bookings for this are now being taken for the Weekend of March 14th 15th and 16th. Full details of the Stained Glass Course are HERE.

Did you see us on National TV on RTE Nationwide the other night? A repeat of the episode about the making of the Miners Films here on The Copper Coast. There’s a link to a You Tube video of it HERE.

Happy Birthday to Hannah who is holding a butterfly mosaic art party with us here this weekend. Can’t wait! Details of our Art Parties are HERE.

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

An Taoiseach Map

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

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.

Down the Ladder

The film was made by Copper Coast Productions @ The Art Hand and tells of a day in the life of a copper mining family. It’s an emotional film presented as a silent movie. Set in Ireland in the 1800’s.

Michael Heath

We are also honoured to have received this message today from New Zealand film director Michael Heath (pictured above) on seeing ‘Down the Ladder’ for the first time; CONGRATULATIONS SEAN and ANGELA, MOOK and ALEX and all cast & crew- for a most sensitive, and touching film. I was so happy to see it at last. How glorious to see the sad past re-created in such simple imagery and story-telling- that took one back a long time ago…and you have achieved a little miracle in its naturalistic style in both performance and use of land and seascape. The final scene of the boy and the dog and the boat going out to sea is beautiful, and I was immensely moved…..

 

 

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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.

Film Editing Course

Learn how to professionally edit your own footage on this 2 day Film Editing Course using Adobe Premiere. This course is designed for a maximum of two participants so you will receive practical training that is specific to your individual requirements.

 

Full details are HERE

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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 group that will feature prose, lyrics, comedy, reviews, scripts, letters etc. Copies will be available on the night. All are welcome, doors at 7.45pm. Try it out, full details on our website HERE. Best of luck to Roisin Power Hackett, one of the founders of Words who has embarked on an overseas adventure.

The Keys to the Universe

The Keys to the Universe

Film News; A film screening of Down the Ladder and the full Copper Coast Miners series took place in Greyfriars Municipal Gallery during the Imagine Festival with a talk by Tina Keating, Angela Mulcahy and Sean Corcoran. Next screening is during the Waterford Film Festival on November 9th in the Granville Hotel at 8.30. Full details and Tickets are now on sale for the event on the Waterford film festival website HERE.

Kids Art; We recently judged the Fun for Life T-Shirt Art Competition for the Solas Centre South East Run for Life held in the Peoples Park in Waterford. Our Halloween workshop for Kids @ The Art Hand was a Halloween themed Silhouette Collage workshop undertaken in UV Light! Spooky fun in the glowing darkness. Edible Art? We made pizzas during a recent Kids Workshop for the Imagine Festival in Tramore.

UV Kids Halloween Art Workshop

UV Kids Halloween Art Workshop

Map and Guide; Thanks to all the people who submitted iconic photographs of The Copper Coast for the Map and Guide being created by Sean Corcoran that will be printed by the Metal Links Project at the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre to promote the area to visitors.

There is a weekend Stained Glass Course coming up on the 29th of November. Full details of this are HERE.

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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 published small circulation of original work by performers from the group that will feature prose, lyrics, comedy, reviews, scripts, letters etc. Full details HERE.

We’re looking forward to the screening of the ‘Down the Ladder’ film at the Imagine festival on the 26th of October in Greyfriars Gallery at 2 pm and in the Waterford Film Festival in the Granville Hotel on the 9th of November at 8.30 pm. Hope to see you there. We’ve also just released a behind the scenes film about the making of the film which you can find on You Tube HERE.

Full details of our next Stained Glass weekend course with Sean Corcoran are now available. It takes place on the weekend of November 29th, 30th and December 1st. Full details are HERE.

We are doing a kids art workshop in Tramore on Saturday the 26th of October at 2 pm as part of the Imagine Festival. The event is designed for 4 to 8 year olds and will be held in Talbot Street (behind the library). Admission €7 (family rates available). Places are limited so please book on 087 1411442. Full details on the Imagine Festival website HERE.

In the meantime we are busy with our regular kids classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Art Parties (check this page HERE). Happy Birthday Martha! Also stay tuned for details of a new Map and Guide of The Copper Coast that Sean Corcoran has been commissioned to make.

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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 size. The techniques used are the traditional ones that have been used for centuries involving drawing a template, cutting out the glass and joining them together with lead.

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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 original work by performers from the group and will feature prose, lyrics, comedy, reviews, scripts, letters etc. Full details on our website HERE.

We’re looking forward to the screening of the ‘Down the Ladder’ film at the Imagine festival on the 26th of October in Greyfriars Gallery and in the Waterford Film Festival in the Granville Hotel on the 9th of November at 8.30pm. Hope to see you there. We’ve also just released a behind the scenes film about the making of the film. See it on You Tube HERE.

We will be doing one more Stained Glass weekend course before the end of the year. Let us know if you’d like to do this. We will be selecting a date soon. Details of the last one are HERE.

Meanwhile the Kids art classes are in full swing with finger painting, still life and self portraits in clay recently. We are doing a kids art workshop in Tramore on Saturday the 26th of October at 2 pm as part of the Imagine Festival. The event is designed for 4 to 8 year olds and will be held in Talbot Street (behind the library). Admission €7 (family rates available) / Book at 087 1411442. Full details on the Imagine website HERE. Places are limited.

Got a birthday party coming up? Check out the new Art Party page on our website HERE.

Finally our condolences to the friends and family of the late great Paddy Barron of Dunhill who passed away recently. We are proud to have been acquainted with him over the last few weeks. Rest in Peace.

Paint the Irish Coast with Patrick Palmer

Painting by Patrick Palmer © 2005

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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 called THE WORDS ZINE and will feature prose, lyrics, comedy, reviews, scripts, letters etc. Deadline for the first issue is October 20th. The WORDS writers group meet and perform on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.45pm, the next event is on November the 6th.

Words Writers Group Performing at The Art HandFor full details of THE WORDS ZINE and the WORDS events please visit our webpage HERE.

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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 are welcome to attend, tickets are available on the festival website. ‘Down the Ladder’ is a silent movie set in the 1800’s that tells the story of a day in the life of a copper mining family in Bunmahon. The film is part of a series of films that were commissioned by The Metal Links project and can be seen in the meantime at the Copper Coast Geopark Centre.

Down the Ladder

A huge community involvement made this film what it is. The film was written by Sean Corcoran and produced and directed by Angela Mulcahy and Sean Corcoran. Cinematography is by Mook and Alex Vignes. The film was edited by John Loftus. The original score is by Eric Sweeney. The cast includes Ozzy Walsh (as pictured above) as the boy and Stephen Forristal as the Man.

Also delighted to say that ‘Down the Ladder’ will be shown during the Imagine Arts Festival as part of History and Heritage day on the 26th of October at 5 pm in Greyfriars Municipal Gallery with a talk by Geologist Tina Keating. Admission to this one is free. To celebrate the acknowledgements that ‘Down the Ladder’ is receiving will shortly release a ‘behind the scenes’ film that was made by Mark Fitzsimons and Sam Miles and funded by the Waterford County Council Arts Office.

More great film news…We’re delighted to say that you can now view a full length version of ‘Village by the Sea’ on an online showcase of New Zealand television and film (NZ on Screen). Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand was the Production Coordinator and Angela Mulcahy was the Production Manager and the Assistant Director for the Michael Heath film that was filmed by Stephen Latty. The 60 minute documentary film tells the story of artist Edith Collier’s time in Ireland in the early 1900’s.

This film was shot in Bunmahon on The Copper Coast last year. It is currently being shown in film festivals in China and India and is being scheduled for TV broadcast in New Zealand. We had an Irish premiere of the film last December at the Copper Coast Geopark Centre but hopefully RTE will pick up on it too.

Click HERE to view Village by the Sea.

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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 we can cater for boys and girls and we encourage parents of the birthday kid to participate fully.

Kids Art Parties

Happy 8th Birthday to David above who recently celebrated his big day with a Map-Making Art Party here @ The Art Hand. A lovely bunch and very creative indeed. There is a link to a photo album of this event on our Facebook page HERE.

Kids Art Parties

Edward had his friends and family around for his big day and we did a Diary of a Wimpy Kid workshop. Happy 9th birthday Edward. More pics of Edward’s event HERE.

Mask Making Workshop

Maybe something a bit more girlie like this Mask-Making Workshop. More pictures of this colourful class HERE.

Hen Party Art Party

We run Adult Art Parties too. For an example click HERE.

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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, County Waterford. WORDS brings together a diverse group of writers from the traditional to the alternative, including spoken word, rap and poetry.

ImageParticipants can be writers, poets, playwrights, comedians, novelists or someone who can tell a good story. This is an opportunity to perform, share your knowledge and get some inspiration.

WORDS founders include the poet and writer Tom Power, Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand and Róisín Power Hackett, poet and artist. Their intention is to develop exciting monthly events based on a broad variety of word based arts.

The next WORDS event is on Wednesday, 7th August.

A contribution of €5 will be asked for on the night from all participants. Booking is essential due to limited places. To reserve a seat please phone The Art Hand on 051 292919 or text Sean on 087 2524657 or e-mail: info@thearthand.com

For further details please go to this page HERE

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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 after the whales at 7.22 minutes; http://www.rte.ie/player/us/show/10108480/ Stay tuned for our next TV appearance on the 28th of February on “Don’t tell the Bride”.

The Miners of Bunmahon

The Miners of Bunmahon

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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 the screening the audience were treated to some surprise performances…

The night started with a wonderful performance from our Welsh guests Cheryl Beer, Suzanne Hughes Owen & Danielle Lewis. They performed for us as part of their Irish tour of the Celtic Women Festival funded by Coracle. They were very much taken by the courageousness of Edith Collier and her female colleagues as portrayed in the film. Cheryl has promised to write a song about Edith so we look forward to hearing that in the new year.

Following this we had a spell binding performance by Deirdre Starr of The Flower of Magherally that is also featured in the film. Deirdre dedicated the song to her friend Michael Heath, the Director of the film who was with us in spirit from his home in New Zealand. We hope to see Deirdre back in Bunmahon for a full concert in this wonderful space in the new year. To hear more of her work please visit her website here; http://www.deirdrestarr.com/

Our next guest was broadcaster and historian Julian Walton who gave a wonderful introduction to the life of Edith Collier. He gave a reading of the recent piece he recorded for his long-standing radio slot on WLR fm called On This Day. It was nice to hear a fresh perspective and so fitting that it was broadcast on the radio on the anniversary of Edith death, 12th December 1964. Sadly Julian announced before his reading that his radio slot is being axed due to budgetary constraints. Shame to hear the end of an era after nearly 5500 epic broadcasts.

The last word went to the Director Michael Heath who had sent his greeting earlier that day by email from New Zealand which was read out before the film. Here is a small quote from that email; “I am thinking about you all as tonight you will be watching the film and I wish I was there with you all….It has been a wonderful journey. Both Steve and I cannot say how much we loved being with you, and being able to experience and capture the beauty of the place you call home. We want to thank you all for your kindness and hospitality in looking after us so well, assisting us, and allowing us to make the film I wanted to make.

Bunmahon

Irish Premiere of Documentary Film

The film Village by the Sea was shot in Bunmahon in March 2012 and retraces the footsteps of Edith Collier, the New Zealand artist who came to Bunmahon in 1914 and 1915. Her paintings of this small Irish coastal village and the people she encountered are featured throughout the film alongside many contemporary interviews with local people and dramatic footage of The Copper Coast.

Cinematography was by Stephen Latty. Sean Corcoran and Angela Mulcahy coordinated the production and assisted the director in Ireland. I’m sure Edith Collier was with us in spirit for the event at the heart of her home in Ireland. The performances and film were warmly received by the audience and a great night was had by all. DVD copies of the film can be purchased by emailing bill.milbank@gmail.com

All proceeds from the event are going to the Ryan and Ethan Appeal. This will help pay for the treatment that these two young local boys are currently undergoing in America since they were diagnosed with ALD. We send Ryan, Ethan and their family all our best wishes at this difficult time.

The event was coordinated by Angela Mulcahy and Sean Corcoran. Special thanks to Paula Mc Carthy, Sean Fitzsimons and the full team at The Copper Coast Geopark Centre for hosting the event. Michael and Sean O’Meara for providing the sound system. Eddie Mc Carthy for a loan of the van. The Gaelach Gorm Theatre for the heating system. Thanks to so many of the cast and crew for attending. Thanks also to our performers Cheryl Beer, Suzanne Hughes Owen, Danielle Lewis and Deirdre Starr. Julian Walton for his reading. Michael Heath for his kind words. Mareike Eccleston for tirelessly promoting the event (and everything else we do).

On behalf of Copper Coast Productions and The Art Hand we would like to thank you all for supporting this event and making it a great night.

For further details of our film productions and events please visit www.theArtHand.com/film

Thank You.

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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 every move on our Facebook page and our Kids workshops have really taken off as well as our film production facility. Further details of these and more can be seen on this Website. Thanks again and please stay tuned.

The Miners of Bunmahon

The Miners of Bunmahon

The Miners of Bunmahon; Copper Coast Productions based at The Art Hand is delighted to announce that it has been commissioned to create a series of films called The Miners of Bunmahon. The films are being directed and produced by Sean Corcoran and Angela Mulcahy and have been commissioned by The Copper Coast Geopark. The main film tells the story of a day in the life of a mining family in the 1800’s. There will also be 5 shorter films that cover specific elements of Bunmahon’s mining heritage.

The main cast and crew are already in place but if you would like to be an extra please ring Angela on 086 8569358. We need men, women and children of various ages, preferably living in the area and preferably with some acting experience. Filming will take place from January 11th. Hope you won’t mind working in the cold and up to your knees in mud!

Village by the Sea

Village by the Sea

Irish Film Premiere of Village by the Sea; We are also delighted to say that there will be an Irish Premiere of Village by the Sea in the Geopark Visitors Centre in Bunmahon on Saturday December 15th at 8pm. The film which was shot in Bunmahon in March of this year retraces the footsteps of Edith Collier, the New Zealand artist who came here in 1914 and 1915. Her paintings of the area from that time and the people she encountered are featured throughout the film alongside many contemporary interviews with local people and dramatic footage of The Copper Coast.

Angela Mulcahy and Sean Corcoran co-ordinated and managed the production of the film and assisted the New Zealand Director Michael Heath and Cinematographer Stephen Latty. “Village By the Sea” had its world premiere in Wellington, New Zealand at the New Zealand International Film Festival and it is currently touring film festivals around the world.

Tickets are now on sale at €10 each with all proceeds going to the Save Ryan and Ethan Appeal. This will help two Tramore kids who have been diagnosed with ALD, a rare, serious, progressive, neurological and metabolic genetic disorder. Further details of this very worthy cause can be seen on their Facebook page. To book your seat please ring Angela on 086 8569358.

Open week and Exhibition

Open week and Exhibition

The Open Week and Exhibition has now come to an end including the graduation of this terms Kids @ The Art Hand students. All our young students were excited to show the art they had made over the previous 10 weeks to their speechless families and friends. There were also several visits from local National Schools. The building was jam packed with colourful batiks hanging overhead, giant group collages on the walls, clay sculptures, a 12 foot handmade Christmas tree, stop motion animations and much more. In fact just about every inch of the walls and ceilings were used to display the incredible selection of artworks. Well done to all the graduates, keep up the good work. Follow The Art Hand on Facebook to see exactly how much stuff is going on here.

Hip Hip Hurray!

Hip Hip Hurray!

Kids @ The Art Hand are back on the 15th of January with an exciting new range of classes covering everything from Batik and Collage to Animation and Sculpture. This will be a 10 week term including a Family Art Class, where big people can get stuck in too! These popular classes are run by artists Sean and Miranda Corcoran at their custom built facility near Bunmahon. They also bring these workshops to National Schools around the county. Tuesdays are for kids aged 4 to 7 and on Thursdays it’s kids aged 8 to 12. They will also have art classes for teenagers up and running soon. Classes run for 90 minutes starting at 3.30pm and 5pm. The cost for the term is €90 per child including all materials. The cost for two or more children from the same family is €80 each. For further details ring 051 292919 or visit there website; www.theArtHand.com

Made by 500 people

Made by 500 people

The Solas Centre Mosaic is expected to be installed somewhere in Waterford city in January. Over 500 people were involved in creating the piece last October in the Peoples Park at the Solas Centre Run for Life event. The mosaic features over 5000 pieces and is over 12 foot wide by 4 foot high. The vibrant design represents light and hope. The project was made possible by generous suppliers and enthusiastic volunteers and was co-ordinated by The Art Hand.

The Solas Centre Mosaic

The Solas Centre Mosaic

The Art Hand
Bunmahon
County Waterford
Ireland
00 353 51 292919
info@TheArtHand.com
www.TheArtHand.com

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Open Week and Exhibition

Hip Hip Hurray!

Hip Hip Hurray!

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 classes. Our studio will be jam packed with everything from Batik and Collage to Animation and Sculpture. Just ring 051 292919 prior to your visit.

Full details of Kids @ The Art Hand can be seen here; www.theArtHand.com/kids

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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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A limited amount of extra places are available each week for kids who would like to get involved but can’t commit to the full term.

At the end of the course a group exhibition will be held in The Art Hand. Scheduled for the last week in November, this exhibition will be open to the public and will include the students work in clay, collage, mosaic, drawing, painting, printing, stencils, graffiti and more.

Kids Art Classes at The Art Hand

The classes are run by artists Miranda and Sean Corcoran in their custom-built art facility on The Copper Coast. The Art Hand already runs art projects in Primary Schools and will be hosting school tours next year. For further details of Kids @ The Art Hand please have a look at this page here; www.theArtHand.com/kids or ring Sean or Miranda on 051 292919.

Also, watch out for an interesting and ambitious art project with The Art Hand in the Peoples Park on Sunday October 14th for the Solas Center Run for Life. Curious? Check this website closer to the time for details.

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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.

Kids Art Classes at The Art Hand

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Photography Course with George Munday

Westerly View, From Bunmahon, The Copper Coast, County Waterford, Ireland

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; https://thearthand.wordpress.com/courses/but-is-it-art-photography-with-george-munday/

Photography with George Munday, The Art Hand

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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 time. “The land and seascape are still the same”. Click on the image to enlarge it…

Photographs from the production can be seen HERE .

Our original Press Release is HERE.

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