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The Creative Well Art Workshop

The Creative Well Art Workshops

Creative Storytelling Through Film and Animation

Tuesday 20 March - Tuesday 5 June 2012, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Creative Well offers free, friendly, daytime workshops in your locality where you can try creative arts activities.

We welcome adults with all levels of experience including complete beginners!

This programme offers the opportunity to learn about the arts, develop skills and connect with others in your community.

How does it work?

This is a twelve week programme. Workshops will run once a week. The workshops are delivered by professional trained artists in a supportive, relaxed and non-pressurised environment.

During workshops participants can explore creative story-telling, create their own images and characters, and through the medium of film and stop-motion animation see their work come to life before their eyes. No computer or technical skills are required, participants of all ages can contribute and learn from this unique experience.

When and Where?

Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm, 20 March – 5 June 2012 in Kildare Town, Co. Kildare.


Participation is free of charge but by application. If you are interested in taking part, you can either:

1. Download an application form here

2. Contact Catherine O’Grady Tel: 087 0566784 (9am – 5pm) or email: catherine.ogrady@hse.ie

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 24 February 2012


Aim of the programme

The aim of this programme is to develop a new approach to supporting wellbeing and mental health through the arts and within the context of local communities. As places are limited, preference will be given to those who don't have opportunity to participate in the arts due to physical, financial, or social circumstances. The Creative Well is an initiative of Kildare Arts in Health supported by HSE Kildare West Wicklow Mental Health Services, Kildare County Council Arts Service, HSE Health Promotion, Kildare County Mental Health Association and Kildare County Council Library Service.

The Creative Well Tutors

Michael Fortune

Michael studied Fine Art, specialising in video and performance, at the Limerick School of Art, where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 1999. He has produced numerous public art and participatory projects thoughout the country which have been launched and screened at various locations from art spaces, village halls, ferry ports to handball alleys. He has ten years of experience in delivering scripting, film and animation workshops and projects in community and educational contexts. Alongside project work, he has worked as a visiting lecturer in various art and film colleges throughout Ireland and for the past four years he has been teaching part-time at Limerick School of Art where he conducts a module with the Teacher Education Department.

Lorraine Walsh

A graduate of Fine Art (Painting)and History of Art in NCAD, Lorraine has worked with groups of all ages and abilities on projects based in animation, drawing and mixed media in over the past five years. Recent community projects include Animation Hub, a youth arts & sustainable community development project, a youth animation project at Newbridge Family Resource Centre, a collaborative arts project for women and a workshop for children during the Intercultural Day hosted by Kildare County Council.

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