|WELCOME TO THE LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE
Located in the market town of Manorhamilton, North County Leitrim, the Leitrim Sculpture Centre is a major resource for the advancement of skills and knowledge in traditional, contemporary and experimental visual arts.
LSC supports the material practices of artists and furthers creative engagement with the wider contexts of place and community.
Leitrim County Council Artist in Schools Exhibition
Opens Friday 14th Feb - 12pm - 6pm
The Artist in Schools Programme provides the opportunity for an artist to work with a primary school in Leitrim for a total of 50 hours over the course of one school term. The programme is funded by Leitrim County Council and the Arts Council.
In 2013, the artists and schools involved were:
- Composer and Musician Cathal Roche at Hunt National School, Mohill
- Dramatist Ciarán Taylor at Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Shannon
- Visual Artist Naomi Draper at St Marys National School, Aughnasheelin
- Filmmaker Róisín Loughrey at Diffreen National School, Manorhamilton
The exhibition is designed to inform the viewer about the process that the artists, children and teachers have undertaken up to this point, and what their objectives or intentions are for their projects. While the work can be described as intriguing and engaging, it is the quality of experience that those involved have had that is the most important factor. More Info.
Exhibition continues to Feb 28th.
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2014
Glassblowing for Beginners Workshop 2014
Dates: Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd March - Louise. on 24th & Tue 25th March - Graham
Course Fees: €250 (two days) - 10am to 5pm
Experience: No experience required.
In this two-day workshop you will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. You will learn how to gather glass out of the furnace, to control and shape the hot glass, to blow a bubble and make a simple vessel. Working in two small teams, the emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower.
Improvers Glassblowing Workshop 2014
Dates: Wed 26th March
Trainer: Louise Rice
Course Fees: €120 - 10am to 5pm
Experience: Must have completed the Beginners Workshop (above).
A one-day workshop for people to continue where they left off after completing the ‘Glassblowing for Beginners Workshop’. Working in two small teams, the emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower.