Arts Skills exchange member Sean Corcoran has a new crafts course starting in his art school, The Arthand, in Waterford, in July. It’s being run by Chicago based artist Ruby Clover. Participants will be shown how to create a family heirloom box using photos, maps and pieces to treasure forever. It’s a three day course running from the 4th – 6th July in Wateford. Arrival and Registration is on Tuesday July 3rd at 7pm.
Rubys own art is made using a wide variety of media and techniques. In this course Ruby will be teaching the age old art of decoupage; a way of decorating an object. You will be gluing paper cut outs onto your box with special paint effects and layers of clear varnish for a polished seamless effect.
The origins of decoupage go back to the 13th century in Siberia where tombs of the dead were artistically decorated and became a popular hobby in Western Europe from the 17th Century onwards.
The cost for this course is €325 which includes evening meals. Accommodation is not included but can be arranged at a nearby house. Numbers are limited so booking is essential and you can get all the information on what materials you need and what is being provided by The Arthand
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