Evening Painting
May
25
Jun 29

Evening Painting

Duration: 6 week course - Thursday evenings 25th May - 29th June

Time: 7pm - 10pm 

Price: €150

Tutor: Tessa Marsden

During the first week  you will be introduced to several painting mediums and can choose which you would like to use during the course. Small group size means there is plenty of one to one tuition and an opportunity to create works of your own choice.  As the course progresses you will gain confidence and expertise whilst enjoying the opportunity to work in peaceful surroundings. 

Course is limited to 8 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Daytime Painting
May
25
Jun 29

Daytime Painting

Duration: 6 week course - Thursday mornings 25th May - 29th June

Time: 10am - 1pm 

Price: €150

Tutor: Tessa Marsden

During the first week  you will be introduced to several painting mediums and can choose which you would like to use during the course. Small group size means there is plenty of one to one tuition and an opportunity to create works of your own choice.  As the course progresses you will gain confidence and expertise whilst enjoying the opportunity to work in peaceful surroundings. 

Course is limited to 8 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Fascinator and Flower Crown Workshop
May
20
10:30 am10:30

Fascinator and Flower Crown Workshop

Time: 10:30am - 4pm 

Price: €65 per person

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote.

This is a one day creative workshop where you will investigate traditional millinery techniques and materials and use them to create your own headpiece for a special occasion or event. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along some material, beads or a brooch etc to incorporate into your design

Course is limited to 12 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Early booking is essential. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Fascinator and Flower Crown Day-Workshop
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Fascinator and Flower Crown Day-Workshop

Time: 10:30am - 4pm 

Price: €65 per person

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

This is a one day creative workshop where you will investigate traditional millinery techniques and materials and use them to create your own headpiece for a special occasion or event. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along some material, beads or a brooch etc to incorporate into your design

Course is limited to 12 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Early booking is essential. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Daytime Ceramics
May
3
Jun 14

Daytime Ceramics

Duration: 6 week course - Wednesday mornings 3rd May - 14th May 

Time: 10am - 1pm 

Price: €160

Tutor: Tessa Marsden

This is an exciting course which gives you plenty of scope to experiment with clay. You will be introduced to varied methods of hand-building, coiling, pinching and slab-building in the first week. You will then work to produce a finished piece/collection of pieces by the end of the course. Working as a small group, everyone will have plenty of one-to-one tuition and a chance to explore surface decoration and wheel-throwing. 

Course is limited to 8 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Salt and the Earth
Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

Salt and the Earth

Time: 10am - 4pm 

Price: €60 including a delicious lunch at the farmhouse

Tutors: Peter Meanley and Con Lynch

Salt and the Earth is a day with two outstanding potters, Con Lynch and Peter Meanley. This will be an opportunity to really understand their craft through talks and practical demonstrations as they draw on a wealth of experience. Peter will reveal his intricate work on Bellarmine and Toby Jugs through moulding and salt glazing whilst Con delves into the very earth of County Sligo to produce the array of coloured glazes that are synonymous with his beautiful work.

To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Early booking is advised

 

Fascinator and Flower Crown Day-Workshop
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Fascinator and Flower Crown Day-Workshop

Time: 10:30am - 4pm 

Price: €65 per person

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

This is a one day creative workshop where you will investigate traditional millinery techniques and materials and use them to create your own headpiece for a special occasion or event. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along some material, beads or a brooch etc to incorporate into your design

Course is limited to 12 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Early booking is essential. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Creative Textiles
Apr
12
Apr 26

Creative Textiles

Duration: 3 week course - Wednesday evenings 12th April - 26th May

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm 

Price: €120 Full Course / €45 Per Class

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

Explore creative textile processes with award winning designer Rebecca Marsden through a series of 3 workshops investigating textile processes for use in dress making and textile design. Suitable for those who are simply curious about textiles and for anyone looking to expand their existing knowledge and skill set

Shibori Dying and Steaming: Scarf workshop:                                                                        Learn about the ancient Japanese art of Shibori indigo dying and steaming. Create your own Shibori scarf and 2 fabric samples using these methods.

Felting:                                                                                                                                 Explore 3D wet felting techniques suitable for decorative objects, bowls, jewellery making, fashion and fibre craft projects. During this session you will create a range of solid and hollow felted forms and explore ways to embellish your felted forms.

Batik:                                                                                                                                         Batik is an ancient fabric dyeing technique where hot wax is applied in layers as a resist on cloth. During this session you will create 2 samples with up to three layers of wax illustration and textile dyes.

Course is limited to 12 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Early booking is essential. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

 

 

Decorative Egg Painting
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Decorative Egg Painting

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm 

Price: €25 per person

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

Create beautifully detailed decorative eggs for Easter. Learn how to create a hollow egg and decorate it using 3D painting and dying techniques.

All materials provided. Tea and Coffee included. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote.

Family Day: Decorative Egg Painting
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Family Day: Decorative Egg Painting

Time: 10am - 2pm 

Price: €30 combined price for 1 Adult and 2 Children

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

Join us for a fun filled day of egg painting where you will learn how to carefully create a hollow egg and decorate it beautifully using paints, leaves, feathers and petals. Paint your own Easter tree to display your decorated eggs at home

All materials provided. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and scones included. Suitable for parents with children aged 4 +. Please bring scruffy tops for painting in. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote.

Creative Dress Making
Apr
6
May 11

Creative Dress Making

Duration: 6 week course - Thursday evenings, 6th April - 11th May (7:30pm - 9pm)

Price: €160 

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

Course is limited to 8 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Early booking is essential. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Over the 6 weeks you will learn how to:

  • Read and adapt a commercial pattern to create a dress with your own unique design features
  • Read patterns and make creative adjustments
  • Sketch and develop new design features
  • Select suitable fabrics for your design
  • Explore construction techniques
  • Insert zips and add button holes
  • Hemming and techniques for garment finishing

What you will need to bring to the first class:

  • Sewing machine
  • Calico- cotton fabric for sampling, 2-3 meters
  • Scissors- Fabric and Paper
  • Thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailors chalk
  • Pins
  • Pencils, rubber and sketchbook/notebook

Pattern selection and fabric will be will discussed in session 1- No need to pre purchase dress pattern or fabric. Basic machine sewing skills are required for this course.

 

Nov
26
11:00 am11:00

Still Life Painting Masterclass with Cormac O'Leary

Saturday November 26th, 11am - 4pm

€70 

Lunch Provided

Full day still-life painting masterclass hosted by artist Cormac O'Leary. Painting with oils and acrylics from studies in pastel and charcoal, you will explore various techniques and methods. 

Course is limited to 8 people. To book your place on this painting course please CONTACT The Dovecote. For further information about this class please contact cafoleary@eircom.net (087-6905556)

 

Nov
26
11:00 am11:00

Christmas Bauble Workshop (Set of 4)

€65 p/p

Lunch included.

Explore the craft of felting and embellishment to create and decorate a unique set of luxury Christmas baubles. All materials included. No experience required.

For more information and to book your place on this painting course please CONTACT The Dovecote.

Nov
19
11:00 am11:00

Felted Jewellery Workshop

€65 p/p

Lunch included.

Explore the craft of felting and embellishment to create your own unique set of felted jewellery. All materials included. No experience required.

For more information and to book your place on this painting course please CONTACT The Dovecote.

Nov
5
Nov 6

Mixed Media Workshop with Lorna Watkins

10:00am - 4:00pm each day

€120 for weekend 

Lunch Provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements

Explore expressive drawing and painting using a variety of found objects.  Make your own paints and brushes and explore mark making.  Learn in a creative and fun environment. Beginners welcome.  Please bring an open mind!

To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote get in touch with Lorna Watkins on 086 19 34 273 for further information. A list of materials will be sent when registered.

 

 

 

Sep
21
Oct 26

Morning Painting Autumn

Wednesday September 21st - Wednesday Octover 26th , 10am-1pm

€150 for six weeks

During the first week  you will be introduced to several painting mediums and can choose which you would like to use during the course. Small group size means there is plenty of one to one tuition and an opportunity to create works of your own choice.

Tea coffee and homemade biscuits are available during a short break.  As the course progresses you will gain confidence and expertise whilst enjoying the opportunity to work in peaceful surroundings.   Course is limited to 8 people. For more information and to book your place on this painting course please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Sep
21
Oct 26

Evening Painting Autumn

Wednesday September 21st to Wednesday October 26th, 7pm-9.30pm

€150 for six weeks

During the first week  you will be introduced to several painting mediums and can choose which you would like to use during the course. Small group size means there is plenty of one to one tuition and an opportunity to create works of your own choice.

Tea coffee and homemade biscuits are available during a short break.  As the course progresses you will gain confidence and expertise whilst enjoying the opportunity to work in peaceful surroundings.   Course is limited to 8 people. For more information and to book your place on this painting course please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Sep
19
Oct 24

Daytime Ceramics

Monday 19th September - 24th October, 10am-1.00pm

€150 p/p

Over the six week period you will have a chance to experiment with the handbuilding techniques of coiling, pinching and slab-building. Drawing from the surrounding countryside or your own inspiration you can experiment with these techniques producing  a variety of forms to discover which technique is best suited to you.  

 During the second half of the course finished work will be glazed and fired.  

Working as a small group, everyone will have plenty of one-to-one tuition and a chance to explore wheel-throwing. 

For more information and to book your place on  Ceramics course please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Numbers limited to 6

Aug
25
10:00 am10:00

Full Day Drawing

Thursday 25th August, 10am-4pm

Lunch Included

€75 p/p

The day will begin with warm-up exercises and demonstrations. Using a variety of mediums and techniques you will explore line, form, texture and tone. Weather depending, observational drawing will take place outside or found objects will be brought into the studio. The emphasis will be on getting you to look and draw what you see in terms of line and form, positive and negative space and perspective. Some may prefer to concentrate on one piece for the day while others may produce a series of sketches. 

Please bring an A3 sketchbook, an eraser and pencils - 2H and 6B.

For more information and to book your place on Full Day Drawing please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

 

Aug
18
10:00 am10:00

Full Day Ceramics

Thursday 18th August, 10am-4pm

Lunch Included

€75 p/p

After a short introduction to the workshop, you will be shown a number of hand-building techniques - coiling, pinching and slab-building. You will experiment with these techniques producing a variety of forms to discover which technique is best suited to you.  

You will then be shown a variety of finished pieces and will plan out a detailed design a finished work of your own which you will carry out in clay after lunch. By the end of the day your hand-built work will be ready for drying. Due to time needed for drying it is not possible to glaze on single-day courses.  Work will be fired and you will be contacted as soon as it is ready for collection/to arrange delivery. 

Working as a small group, everyone will have plenty of one-to-one tuition and a chance to explore wheel-throwing. For more information and to book your place on Full Day Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Felted Accessories with Woodland Walk

 August 4th, Thursday 10am - 4pm 

€65 p/p (€25 deposit)

Create your own unique headpiece, brooch, neckpiece or cuff inspired by the colours, textures and forms of found objects from a woodland walk in Sligo's beautiful Deer Park. We will work with wet felting and embellishment techniques including embroidery and appliqué. No experience necessary and all materials are included. 

Lunch included. Tea and coffee will also be served.

8 places available

For more information and to book your place on Morning Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Fashion Illustration

 August 11th, Thursday 7pm - 10pm 

€45 p/p (€20 deposit)

Explore a variety of different techniques used for fashion illustration through sketching, watercolours, inks, collage and digital design applications. No previous experience necessary.

Tea and coffee will be served.

8 places available

For more information and to book your place on Morning Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Aug
11
10:00 am10:00

Full Day Painting - Out and About

Thursday 11th August, 10am-4pm

Lunch Included

€75 p/p

This full day course will be spent drawing inspiration from The Dovecote's surrounds - fields, woods and water. Working "en plein air" you will produce a series of sketches throughout the course of the morning. Following lunch, you will return to the studio to work on a detailed composition using these sketches as guides. Small classes ensure plenty of one-to-one tuition. This class will be subject to the weather. If rain does not permit studies outdoors, an array of found object shall be brought into the studio.  

For more information and to book your place on Full Day Painting please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Nuno Felting with Woodland Walk

 August 6th, Saturday 10am - 4pm 

€65 p/p (€25 deposit)

Create your own unique scarf or wall hanging inspired by colours, textures and forms of found objects on a woodland walk through Sligo's Deer Park. Explore Nuno Felting and embellishment techniques including embroidery and appliqué to create your own unique design. All materials included. 

Lunch included. Tea and coffee will also be served.

8 places available

For more information and to book your place on Morning Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Aug
5
7:00 pm19:00

Shibori Dying and Steaming

August 5th, Friday 7pm - 10pm 

€45 p/p (€20 deposit)

Learn about the ancient art of Shibori while creating a series of your own textured textile samples. Explore how this technique may be used in fashion and textile art design.

8 places available

For more information and to book your place on Morning Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Aug
4
10:00 am10:00

Felted Jewellery with Woodland Walk

 August 4th, Thursday 10am - 4pm 

€65 p/p (€25 deposit)

Create your own unique set of jewellery inspired by the colours, textures and forms of found objects from a woodland walk in Sligo's beautiful Deer Park. We will work with wet felting and embellishment techniques including embroidery and appliqué. No experience necessary and all materials are included. 

Lunch Included. Tea and coffee will also be served.

8 places available

For more information and to book your place on Morning Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

Jul
28
10:00 am10:00

Full Day Painting - Introduction to Materials

Thursday 28th July, 10am-4pm

Lunch Included

€75 p/p

On this full day course you will explore watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil painting. You will undertake a series of exercises to understand how each type of paint may be used and the diverse effects which may be achieved. You will explore the complexities of colour mixing and varied brush strokes to produce a simple composition. Following lunch you will apply these new techniques to produce a finished work of art or a series of sketches. 

For more information and to book your place on Full Day Painting please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

 

 

May
24
Jun 28

Evening Ceramics

Tuesday Evenings, 7pm - 10pm

 6-Week Session, May 24th - June 28th

€150 p/p

This is an exciting course which gives you plenty of scope to experiment with clay. You will be introduced to varied methods of hand-building, coiling, pinching and slab-building in the first week. You will then work to produce a finished piece/collection of pieces by the end of the course. Working as a small group, everyone will have plenty of one-to-one tuition adn a chance to explore surface decoration and wheel-throwing. 

For more information and to book your place on Evening Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote. 

May
24
Jun 28

Morning Ceramics

Tuesday Morning 10am - 1pm

 6-Week Session, May 24th - June 28th

€150 p/p

This is an exciting course which gives you plenty of scope to experiment with clay. You will be introduced to varied methods of hand-building, coiling, pinching and slab-building in the first week. You will then work to produce a finished piece/collection of pieces by the end of the course. Working as a small group, everyone will have plenty of one-to-one tuition adn a chance to explore surface decoration and wheel-throwing. 

For more information and to book your place on Morning Ceramics please CONTACT The Dovecote.