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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Art attack at the Presentation Centre

Kate O’Donnell, artist Helen McLean and Helen McLoughlin at the Helen McLean Mosaic Workshop in The Presentation Centre
Kate O’Donnell, artist Helen McLean and Helen McLoughlin at the Helen McLean Mosaic Workshop in The Presentation Centre

Budding artists from right across the local area gathered at the Presentation Centre last week to mine the brilliant mind of artist Helen McClean for hints and tips at a special mosaic workshop. A renowned artist, Helen's work with stained glass and mosaics has been displayed in buildings throughout Ireland, the UK and America. In recent weeks, her latest fantastic exhibition 'An Unfolding Portrait' has been turning heads at the Presentation Centre and those who wish to take a look for themselves are encouraged to do so before the exhibition concludes this Sunday.

Helen was delighted to share some of her expertise at the workshop which saw her provide an introduction to the ancient art of mosaic and the methods involved in creating each intricate piece. The workshop garnered major interest and was a sell-out, but Helen made the decision to restrict it to a small group so that she could provide one to one advice to each artist present. At the end of the workshop, each person had created their own colourful panel and left feeling just a little inspired too!

Enniscorthy Guardian

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