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Laois County Council Summer Arts Programme

Published: 29th May 2014

The Arts Office, Laois County Council announce a fun packed arts programme for children and young people running in the County this year.

Starting off in Mountrath from Tues 8th to Thurs 10th July in the Kiln Lane Community Centre. Fun packed art workshops with artist Siobhan Keogh will run over three days for two hours. Children aged 7-12 will get the chance to explore their creative side using many different art materials.

In the MDA Building in Mountmellick from Tuesday the 15th to Thursday 17th July, Fin Pottery will give workshops over three days from 2pm to 4pm for children aged 7 to 12. The young pottery enthusiasts will get a chance to produce a number of clay pieces and explore the many different techniques of creating work with clay.

In Portlaoise in St Francis School from Tues 22nd to Thurs 24th July artist Conor Brennan will run fun art workshop for children aged 7 to 12. Over the three days the two hour workshops will include painting, drawing and clay sculpture.

Also in Portlaoise in St Francis School from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th July from 11am to 1pm, budding young writers aged 12 to 15 will get the opportunity to explore creative writing with writer Jean O’Brien. Jean will give tips and will guide participants into writing their own stories and poems in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

The final workshops take place in the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally from Tuesday 29th to Thurs 31st July with artist Caroline Keane. Over the three days participants will learn about different techniques in painting, printmaking and creative sculpture and have fun learning how to turn items from the rubbish bin into art!!! Everyone will create masterpieces in each area while learning about the styles of world famous artists.

All workshops run for 2hr and over three days and cost €20. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

To request an application form contact: The Arts Office, Laois County Council on 057 8664033/13 or email: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie or download programme and application form from the website: www.laois.ie

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