Courses have been designed to cover simple techniques that provide impressive feedback to participants. No special art skills, or equipment is needed, so that techniques that are learned can be continued and built upon at home.
Mixed media, nature journaling (1 or 2 days)
Using easily learnt mixed-media art techniques, you create your own hand-made, layered art journal. Most of the raw materials: plants, flowers and leaves etc; are found close to the studio. The process creates a beautiful object, with a rich layered surface ‘full of history and memory’.
Pauline Agnew is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design (1994) Dublin, and the Dublin Institute of Technology (1998), where she obtained a Degree in Fine Art, and a Masters in Multimedia, respectively. A practicing mixed-media artist and art teacher, she has exhibited her work in Ireland and Europe.
"My teaching style is firmly rooted in the knowledge that the act of creating helps us to feel more alive. It is also a delightful outlet for play, a break from the seriousness of life. Enabling creative energies to emerge is something I love doing. I get great pleasure from the sense of achievement that my students feel when they have created something that they felt was beyond their capabilities, or hadn't previously imagined." Pauline Agnew.
Golf, horse-riding, hill climbing, sailing, windsurfing, are all activities that are all nearby and may be of interest to non participating partners or friends of art course attendees.
Seedbed studio is situated in a tranquil, and pretty, rural, West Cork location, within easy reach of Cork city and airport (40 minutes) and the picturesque towns of Clonakilty (15 minutes drive) and Bandon (15 minutes drive).
Housed in a spacious, converted stables, the studio has lots of natural light, lovely views, and for winter weekends, under-floor heating. Groups of up to ten students can be facilitated with ease.
- All materials
- Light refreshments.
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