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Saturday 20 September 2014

Time to try your hand at sculpture

Harry Keaney

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

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There are lots of workshops coming up in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, tailored for all levels.

Like to try your hand at sculpting? It could be in stone, clay or wood.

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This month, Leitrim Sculpture Centre is hosting a number of workshops.

They offer people the chance to practice and are designed for both beginners and the more experienced.

From Friday to Sunday, August 22-24, there will be a workshop in stone carving led by Jackie McKenna.

It will take place from 10am-5pm.

On Friday and Saturday, August 29-30, there will be a workshop in techniques for ceramic/pot construction

Ross Cochrane/Bettina Seitz will be the tutors.

Meanwhile, on Sunday and Monday, August 31st and September 1st, there will be a workshop in techniques for ceramic/clay sculpture

Again, the tutors will be Ross Cochrane/Bettina Seitz.

Wood construction will be the subject of a workshop on Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31.

This course, by tutor David Spence, covers wood selection and preparation, making joints and cleaning and finishing your wood product.

Tool maintenance, health and safety and reading construction drawings will also be covered.

The workshop will provide the possibility to work from a drawing to make a jointed softwood product.

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