Upcoming events that may be of interest:

Talk: Launch ships and burn towers: Beatrice Elvery and Patrick Pearse

Upcoming Needle felting landscape courses at The Muddle

Talk: Launch ships and burn towers: Beatrice Elvery and Patrick Pearse

 It explores the fascinating relationship between Patrick Pearse and the artist Beatrice Elvery. 
Several of Elvery’s paintings hung in Pearse’s school, Scoil Éanna and she also illustrated Pearse’s book, ‘Íosagán agus Scealta Éile’. The talk will also look more generally at the central role which art played in Pearse’s innovative and experimental school. 
Hopefully these stories will inspire you and be just what you need to get your creative juices flowing and help you beat the January blues. The talk will also look at aspects of the history of early 20th century Irish stained glass and will help you in finalising your ideas towards submission for Keep Well Felt with Us Felt Stained Glass Exhibition scheduled for launch in Pearse Museum in April. The Pearse Museum and St. Enda’s Park are managed and run by the OPW.

This event can be booked on Eventbrite:
Launch ships and burn towers: Beatrice Elvery and Patrick Pearse Tickets, Thu 13 Jan 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Niki Collier at herself@nikicollier.com

The Muddle; needle felting classes

The Muddle in Bray has added some 2022 Needlefelting Landscape classes onto the web for booking.

One is an online needlefelting class, two hours, two week on zoom on a Wednesday evening. 

https://www.themuddle.ie/product-page/needlefelting-pictures-online-weds-2nd-and-9th-feb7-30pm-9-30pm

The other is Needlefelting landscapes in  person in The Muddle Sat Feb 26th

https://www.themuddle.ie/product-page/needlefelting-a-landscape-with-sharon-wells-sat-26th-11am-2pm

For the online class you will need a basic kit which you can order on the website or collect from the shop. The kit is provided for the inhouse class. Here are the two links. 

The muddle is also planning classes this year in natural wool fibre preparation, wool washing, dyeing, carding and spinning.

They are also starting Kids after schools classes and adult weekly mixed craft sessions. Also on the website. The classes will differ each week depending on the tutor. Like a plethora of art and craft, tasters sessions etc.