Tag Archives: Ireland

Art Courses in Stained Glass, Mosaic and Batik..

We are delighted to introduce a new range of weekend art courses for adults in Mosaic, Stained Glass and Batik. The courses take place this January, February and March and they range in price from €120 to €330. All materials … Continue reading

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Price-list of currently available Stained Glass

We are delighted to offer for sale a selection of newly designed Stained Glass by the artist Sean Corcoran. Sean is the artistic director of The Art Hand in Bunmahon on Waterford’s Copper Coast. While many of you will know … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/

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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 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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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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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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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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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; https://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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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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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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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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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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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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Paint the Irish Coast with Patrick Palmer

On this exciting new course artist Patrick Palmer will bring participants on excursions from The Art Hand to some of his favourite spots along the scenic area that is called The Copper Coast. Working mainly outdoors to capture the Land, … Continue reading

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New Course by Pamela Silin-Palmer

Flora, Fauna, Fantasy and Illusion Decorative Painting with Pamela Silin-Palmer Pamela will instruct participants in the age-old tradition of Trompe L’oeil to create the optical illusion of imagery appearing in three dimensions. We are delighted to have such a highly … Continue reading

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Two New Tutors for The Art Hand

We are pleased to announce that two new tutors will be joining the team here at The Art Hand. Husband and wife, both painters, Patrick Palmer and Pamela Silin-Palmer will be presenting some exciting new courses in the coming months. … Continue reading

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New Photography Tutor Announced

We’re delighted to announce that George Munday has joined the team at The Art Hand. A highly experienced photographer specialising in dramatic landscapes. He lives on the Copper Coast and his surroundings feature strongly in his work. He has a … Continue reading

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