Summer Arts Programme


summer arts fun at the Arthouse resizedEach year the Arts Office offers fun and creative workshops to children and young people in a variety of venues throughout the county. Focussing on having fun the progamme includes Arts & Craft, Pottery, and Comic Art workshops as well as a series of music camps organised by Music Generation Laois.

In 2016 we had lots of fun and creativity throughout the county for children and young people in Summer 2016. The first two weeks in July saw young artists in Kiln Lane, Mountrath under the direction of artist Wendy Wright having fun making clay creatures and paintings for their own imaginative animal world. Arimg_2496tist Conor Brennan then worked with a group of young artists in the MDA Mountmellick , for three days of fun with art.   During the third week in Portlaoise Fin O’Hara from Fin Pottery tuition helped young pottery enthusiasts design fantastic pieces of pottery art to take home.   And heading into August, artist Lorraine Walsh visited the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally for the ever popular Shadow Play Workshops. Themed around “Fantastical Creatures” it was a fun exploration of light and shadow, as the young participants created their own shadow puppets to perform behind a shadow screen.

Our final week ran from the 9th to 11th August with graphic artist Donal Casey at the Dunamaise giving expert advice and help to young people aged 12 to 18 on the creation of their own comic storyboard. A very successful and fun programme of art and craft for young people in the county again this year and our thanks must go to the wonderful group of artists and crafts people we worked with this year.

For more information or to register your interest in workshops for 2017 contact the Laois Arts Office T: 057 8664033/13 or E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie or visit dev.laois.ie

 

 

For more information or to register your interest in workshops for 2017 contact the Laois Arts Office T: 057 8664033/13 or E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie or visit dev.laois.ie