An intensive one day course on all aspects of communicating your business ideas via the written word. From a basic professional letter, to drawing up a full-scale proposal or writing your marketing copy, this course is designed to increase your confidence in writing for business. The course will ensure that you avoid the most common errors in commercial writing, and will provide a practical framework for participants to make the most of written communication across all aspects of their business.
John Holmes has been a business writer, editor and manager for over twenty years. He has written extensive business reports and studies for some of the world’s leading business publishers, as well as training and managing other business writers. He was also a writer for a major multinational company, and has more recently been involved in writing for websites. As one of the founders of a market information publisher, his own business experience varies from start-up planning to managing the company’s development and growth. He currently lives in Brighton in England but is a regular visitor to Kinsale.
It is the largest teaching center of its kind in the south of Ireland, catering for adults and children, from beginners to those with professional experience. John Holmes has been a business writer, editor and manager for over twenty years. He has written extensive business reports and studies for some of the world’s leading business publishers, as well as training and managing other business writers.
The school provides writing, arts and crafts courses for adults and children, specializing in pottery, art, drawing and painting, glass fusing and stained glass, bronze casting, silk painting and mosaic-making.
We run weekly morning and evening classes, weekend breaks, summer schools and tailor-made workshops for corporate groups and private parties. There are two teaching rooms, each of which can accommodate up to 20 people, so a group of 40 can be booked.
We can accommodate up to 20 people in one class and up to 40 in a group, or as few as two or three at a time. All our courses suit beginners, enthusiasts and professionals, using a wide range of facilities and techniques. The pottery includes electric and raku kilns, stoneware and earthenware clays, and we teach throwing, hand-building and all varieties of glazing.
The school is situated just 20 minutes from Cork Airport, close to the center of the beautiful historic harbor of Kinsale, famed for its restaurants and shops. The pottery is in the converted stables of the home farm for Ballinacurra House, and the gallery is in the eaves of its coach house, which dates back to 1795.
Since 2001, we have provided classes and courses to suit all levels of skill and experience ranging from the complete beginner through to exhibitor standard and the school has become the largest and most established center of its kind in Ireland. We stock a wide selection of clays and glazes, our pottery courses cover the full range of ceramics and sculpting techniques.
Kinsale is internationally renowned for its cuisine, its cosmopolitan style and the beauty of its harbor. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the town, as well as a wide range of art and craft shops. What better place to learn a craft, or take a break.
- tuition and a buffet lunch.
Local accommodation details are supplied on request.
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