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Highlights from Creative Arts Summer School 2019

Virtual Creative Arts Summer School June 2021

This year the Virtual Creative Arts Spring School will place on Monday 14th June to Wednesday 16th June and Monday 21st June to Thursday 24th June 2021 (7 days).

IT'S FREE - All Materials Provided  - See below for creative workshop information and the online application form

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Closing date: 2nd June 2021

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PATH Creative Arts Summer School
Access and Opportunity

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#Cork Learning City

  • Do you want to explore your creative interests and meet other like-minded people?

  • Do you want to pursue a career in the creative industries in Ireland?

  • Do you want to try out different artforms in colleges in Dublin and Cork in an exploratory and fun way?

The fourth Creative Arts Summer School will take place virtually for seven days from Monday 14th June to Wednesday 16th June and Monday 21st June to Thursday 24th June 2021 (7 days).  This exciting project, funded by the Department of Education and Skills Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) fund is a collaboration between the National College of Art and Design, Trinity College Dublin, Marino Institute of Education, University College Dublin,  the Institute of Art, Design and Technology and the RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences and MTU Crawford College of Art.

Successful applicants will virtually spend one day in each college and will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Fourteen creative arts workshops including:
  • ‘process at play’ will introduce students to the creative process involved in the preparation and production of a portfolio of work, for applying to 3rd level visual arts courses
  • Design Works! will introduce you to what designers actually do and explain the variety of design courses that can be studied
  • I Can Teach: Elements of Art
  • Images in Motion: Fine Art Media
  • Introduction to Monoprinting
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Drawing through Form: Sculpture
  • Laws of Motion: Drawing the Figure
  • Exploring light and shape through Movement and Dance
  • The Trouble with Colour: Painting workshop
  • Classics: The ancient world today
  • Monkeys, Sailors and Gongs: Music from Indonesia
  • Quavers to Quadratics: Exploring commonalities between science and music
  • Creative Writing Workshop with the Museum of Literature Ireland:  Wild, Wild Words!
  • Introduction to Animation: Participants in this workshop will gain an insight into what it takes to become an animation production artist
  • Art and Design: Modelmaking
  • Film Writing Workshop
  • The Hero’s Journey: English Literature & Illustration Workshop
  • Can you build an eye from scratch? How do surgeons practice? Can you build an eye from scratch? How do we make fake bodies feel real? 
  • Colouring the Brain
  • Experimental writing: Turning lived experience into Art.
  • Information on admissions, entry and portfolio requirements, grants, course options, student supports, creative arts career guidance.
  • A materials pack will be sent to all participants
  • A zoom link for each workshop will be issued in advance of each workshop.

Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following ACCESS criteria:

  • From an underrepresented socio-economic group (See:
  •  A mature applicant (first to college)
  • A person with a disability or significant ongoing illness
  • A lone parent in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment
  • An Irish Traveller
  • A QQI-FET/Fetac full award holder (Level 5/6/7)
  • A member of an ethnic minority 
  • Refugees, those with leave to remain/asylum seekers
  • Students who have successfully completed an access programme

Places are limited and candidates must meet the eligibility criteria described above.

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Closing date for applications: 2nd June 2021


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