Monday, 6 February 2012

The Design Tower Winter Workshops

Have you signed up for our exciting range of winter workshops taking place in the Design Tower? We'd love you to book your places now or register your interest for future classes. Classes are very small to allow one-on-one tutoring. For more information, contact the individual designers as listed below.

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This unique series of workshops comprises instruction in such diverse creative activities as drawing of a life model to jewellery making, leather design to paper-making. These limited classes are given by some of the leading practitioners in their fields. The small classes take place in the studios of The Design Tower over the the course of a couple of weekends.

Leather workshops with Roisin Gartland - Contact Roisin: 01 671 0020
"Anna really enjoyed looking through my beautiful leather off-cuts. She chose an unusual piece of patterned leather to make a strap for her handbag. I've had some of these pieces of leather for twenty years and it was great to see them inspiring a new design..."

Portrait sculpture with Elizabeth O'Kane - Contact Liz: 087 917 4947
"Learn the art of portrait sculpture. Go on to sculpt friend's and family's portraits! Class caters for total beginners to professional artists."

Silversmithing with Seamus Gill - Contact Seamus: 01 677 5701
"One of the most popular elements of our last course was learning how to hammer a flat piece of metal into a curved bowl. The students learned the art of patience. The sound effects in the studio were fantastic!"

Jewellery making with Da Capo - Contact Se and Lee: 01 675 3867
"It was great to see the different levels of proficiency and how they felt they individually progressed over the course of each day. Even though some had no prior experience in working in 3d, when they had their finished pieces of jewellery that they themselves had made, the sense of achievement and the smiles on their faces were great to see."

Porcelain sculpture with Ayelet Lalor - Contact Ayelet: 01 672 9799
Change of course dates -  17th and 19th Febuary.
"Over two days discover the pleasure of working with delicate porcelain paperclay. Learn how to apply decal transfers, and to create forms that are transformed when light is seen through it, creating beautiful translucent structures. Suitable for beginners and advanced levels.

Jewellery making with Breda Haugh - Contact Breda; 01 670 5738
“Jewellery in precious metals is a wonderful combination - join my workshop to begin the journey to explore this for yourself.”

Paper-making with the Paper Conservation Studio - Contact Pat; 670 7984
To Launch this series of workshops - Pat Mc Bride from the Paper Conservation Studio is offering a place on their paper-making workshop. To be in with a chance to win, simply friend the Paper Conservation Studio on Facebook.

We're looking forward to meeting you at our workshops. Please help us to spread the word by sharing this post! 

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