Castleknock Community College is looking for a teacher for evening classes in feltmaking for one term (8 classes: Mondays 19:00-21:00 starting Monday 26th of September).
It would be possible for two people to share the work.
This is the course description:
Welcome to the wonderful world of wool. Using beautiful Merino wool and other fibres to produce woolly works of Art. You will learn ally of the terms and many techniques to create your own fabric and solid forms, from fluffy fibre, done using the wet felting technique (Students will be required to pay a €30 materials charge) Feltmaking is a slow craft, it takes time to build up skills but is very therapeutic. Each week we learn a new technique, building up from the preceding one. The course, aimed at beginners and improvers is a hands on course, involving using just wool fibre and soap and warm water (no glue) to create works of art, jewellery, purses, pouches, felt flower brooches, sculptures, bowls and felt pictures to frame, are just some of the items that you can create Wool is an amazing material, indigenous to us in Ireland, and enmeshed in our history and culture. Wool also has fantastic thermal qualities, is windproof and shower proof, (think of the Aran jumper) and is totally sustainable , biodegradable, renewable, and so much more.
If you are interested, contact Conor Barry at CCC Adult education
email@example.com or call daytime at 087 990 13 85.
Clodagh Mac Donagh ran this class last year, but cannot run it this year due to unforeseen circumstances. She is very happy to have a chat about how it went last year with the person who will be giving the class.