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The Creative Well - Visual Art Workshops

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Tuesday 20 September - Tuesday 22 November 2011. Naas Co. Kildare

The Creative Well offers free, friendly, daytime workshops in your locality where you can try creative arts activities. 

We welcome adults with all levels of experience including complete beginners! 

This programme offers the opportunity to learn about the arts, develop skills and connect with others in your community. 

How does it work?

  • This is a ten week programme. Workshops will run once a week. The workshops are delivered by professional trained artists in a supportive, relaxed and non-pressurised environment. 
  • During workshops participants can learn and improve visual art skills while developing their own expression and creativity. This programme will introduce drawing, painting, printmaking, clay work and three-dimensional studies.
  • Following this each participant can then work with materials of their choice to develop their own creative project with the support of tutors.  

When and Where?

Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm, 20 September - 22 November 2011 in Naas, Co. Kildare.


Participation is free of charge but by application. If you are interested in taking part, you can either:

1. Download an application form below

2. Contact Catherine O’Grady Tel: 087 0566784 or email: catherine.ogrady@hse.ie

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 6 September 2011

Aim of the programme

The aim of this programme is to develop a new approach to supporting wellbeing and mental health through the arts and within the context of local communities. As places are limited, preference will be given to those who don't have opportunity to participate in the arts due to physical, financial, or social circumstances. The Creative Well is an initiative of Kildare Arts in Health supported by HSE Kildare West Wicklow Mental Health Services, Kildare County Council Arts Service, HSE Health Promotion, Kildare County Mental Health Association and Nás na Riogh Housing Association.

The Creative Well Tutors

Dominic Thorpe

Dominic Thorpe originally hails from Newbridge in County Kildare. He studied art at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and recieved an MA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2006

Dominic has wide experience of teaching art at all levels from beginners to advanced. He has worked on various public art projects and has also been a visiting lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Emma Finucane

Emma Finucane was born in Dublin and lives in Co. Wicklow. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with MA Fine Art in 2006 having received a BA Fine Art Print in 1997.

Emma has experience teaching all levels of age, experience and ability. Over the past 10 years she has taught in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, The National College of Art and Design, City of Dublin VEC Adult Education and has lead outreach workshops for Amnesty Internatinal, Draiocht Blanchardstown, The National Gallery of Ireland and The Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin.

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 6 September 2011

Click here to download the application form

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