West Cork Arts Centre is a resource for adults who are interested in the arts. The Programme for Adults includes opportunities for interested adults, art students and artists to further their education and experience of the arts and to network through projects like Open Studio, Life Drawing, Creative Writing and Explore Painting and Drawing Courses.
Developed in partnership with the Back to Education Initiative, Explore Painting and Drawing Courses provide a series of structured group work sessions through which individuals develop their own approaches to drawing and painting. Working with an artist, the participants explore a range of materials and processes from experimentation and invention, to observation and investigation. The participants may choose to submit their work for FETAC Accreditation. See FETAC for further information.
Artists’ Talks, Seminars, Events and Workshops provide opportunities for interaction, discussion and exchange for exhibiting, local and visiting artists and schools, art students and communities.
Monday 21 January to Monday 29 April (excluding Monday 18 March, Monday 25 March and Easter Monday 1 April), 12 sessions, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Tuesday 22 January to Tuesday 30 April (excluding Tuesday 19 March, Tuesday 26 March and Tuesday 2 April), 12 sessions, 11.00am to 1.00pm
min 10 max 14 places
How do we see? And how do we relate that to physical practice? In making these enquiries, participants are taken on a journey of key skills in visual art. Following on from last term students will work towards developing their own practice whilst remaining focus on the fundamental skill of looking and considering what we perceive.
Using a variety of materials, follow a process of drawing and painting the course aims to reinforce our understanding of interpreting and expressing what we see. These exercises are designed to develop confidence in ability and more diversity in expressing their own ideas in visual terms.
Throughout the course participants are introduced to art history and contemporary practices.
In support of the practical application students are encourage to visit galleries, investigate ideas and critique work. Sessions on 11 & 12 February will be extended to include a gallery tour investigating and discussing the work of Mikala Dwyer.
Some basic materials and equipment are provided, however participants are encouraged to purchase their own specialist equipment and materials. All levels of participants are catered for, although a little experience is beneficial.
This course is delivered by Ian Humphreys, a painter who has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has extensive experience teaching Art at all levels.
The WCAC workspace is available during certain times of the week for artist members and students to use as a studio to explore dance, painting, drawing, sculpture or other art related studies. Facilitators and materials are not provided.
Cost €10 for up to 3 hours. Booking essential and subject to availability of workspace.
Open Door – Explore Music
Thursdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm
commences again on Thursday 21 February
A relaxing and enjoyable way to explore the potential of music for positive well being. These informal weekly sessions are organised by West Cork Mental Health Services and facilitated by composer and percussionist Kevin O’Shanahan of Music Alive accompanied by Maurice Foley and Liz Clark.
West Cork Writers
An informal group who continue to meet at West Cork Arts Centre every second Friday from
7.45pm – 9.00pm
Meetings will resume on Friday 18 January
Please note the front door to building closes at 8.00pm
Fees: €2 at each attendance to cover the cost of maintaining the group's website.
COPE – Visual Art
Weekly art workshops with artist Marie Cullen
Wednesday 11.00am – 12.00noon