Handwork Skills for Resilient Futures

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Handwork Skills for Resilient Futures
March - June 2023
Fridays 2 - 5pm at the Learning Centre
12 week course

Participants must be over 18 year of age.

Join us for an engaging and dynamic 12 week course at Butler Gallery - Handwork Skills for Resilient Futures. Workshops will be led by woodworking tutor Jack Byrne, with basket weaving by Heike Kahle and natural wood dyeing by Mairead Holohan and guest tutor Maura Brennan.

In this learning programme, a combination of traditional and adapted skills, models a value system that integrates technologies in a small-scale local production model that is resilient for the future.

Practical skill sets will be guided into both practical and creative applications.

Throughout the course of the learning programme participants will build their own workshop kit – making baskets for storing tools, carving new tool handles for old tool heads, making hooks for safe storage of equipment and using natural dyes for hand carved tools.

Week 1 24th March
Week 2 31st March
Week 3 14th April
Week 4 21st April
Week 5 28th April
Week 6 5th May
Week 7 12th May
Week 8 19th May
Week 9 26th May
Week 10 2nd June
Week 11 9th June
Week 12 16th June

Funded by Community Education, Kilkenny and Carlow ETB.

To find out more and book places for our upcoming courses please contact Jean Mann: [email protected]

Refunds are offered up to 72 hours in advance of the event. Please email [email protected] to cancel.
A full refund will be issued if the workshop is cancelled by Butler Gallery.

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