Creative Heartlands Autumn and Winter Design Workshops

I’ve written before about the digital screen print workshop that I did with Creative Heartlands, I loved it and you can read about it here. I’m delighted to see some new workshops and classes taking place and I’ve already signed up for one already. It’s great to learn from experts and pick up hints and tips from them and also from the other participants. The new workshops are now listed, so if you’ve fancied learning something new, or adding a new dimension to your creative practice, check them out.

I’ll do a quick run down for you – but the full details are here:

3D Printing with Clay. Monday 19th September in Sligo. This sounds great, think of the movie Ghost but with a machine! Participants will get to see the 3D Ceramic Printing process and get to experiment with using simple 3D CAD software to create their own designs to 3D print in clay to keep. I can’t begin to fathom how this will work, but it sounds great!

Culture Night goes Creative in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. Friday 23rd September. There’s a great free event in conjunction with Leitrim Local Enterprise Office which will feature talks and demos by Creative Heartlands based designers showing how using creative technology has enhanced and expanded their businesses. There are two sessions 12 noon and 2pm. These events are great for networking too. In the early evening from 5pm to 7pm Fab Lab will be hosting an open house public event where you can get up close with all the digital fabrication equipment and chat to Stuart what these amazing machines can do.

Laser Cutting for Creatives workshop is back. 3rd October in Manorhamilton, Leitrim. This booked out the first time around and got great reviews. This introductory workshop is aimed at artists, designers and creatives who want to find out more about Laser Cutting and its uses.

Digital Screen Printing Sligo – Pulled Studio – Tuesday 11th October.

This is the same workshop that I did, and I loved it. See an image as a screen print in 60 seconds. It’s like magic! All materials will be provided and each person will take away a design of their choosing on paper or a tote bag. There’s a morning session and an afternoon session.

Introduction to Stained Glass. This workshop takes place in Roscommon and is fully booked. I managed to book a place after missing out last time, so keep a look out for the blog post.

Design Thinking 101. 25th October, W8 Manorhamilton, Leitrim.
Leo Scarff, will introduce the concepts of Design Thinking and how it can be applied to any design related or creative practice. This is a great idea for those of you who might need some inspiration when it comes to design, it’s also perfect for networking.

Vacuum Forming and Casting 26th October, The Model, Sligo.
A one day workshop facilitated by Catherine Devitt will demonstrate the design requirements for 3D Printing or Laser Cutting to create suitable forms that can be used with a desktop vacuum former. Book here and check out the video below:

Product Photography Workshop. 2nd November in The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim. I love the sound of this one! Neil Lennon, award winning product photographer from Studio Lugh will share some of his secrets for creating engaging and captivating images. You can also check out some of the Creative Heartlands equipment, and hear how you can hire cameras etc.

3D Printing for Creatives. 21st November in Fab Lab Manorhamilton, Leitrim. This was another course that was booked out before. It’s aimed at artists and designers who want to find out more about 3D printing and how it could be used in their practice or creative process. Book here:

So there you have it, a quick run down which actually turned into a more indepth post. All great workshops and well worth doing.

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