Chris O'Brien Shanahan

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Facilitated Art Workshops

Recent Workshops

Artist Talk and Creative Workshop during Scattering- Gathering Exhibition at Garter Lane
more info here

What participants said:

"It was most relaxing, encouraging and inspiring"

"Friendly atmosphere,
very enjoyable"

"Christine is a very skilled presenter and teacher.
I'd recommend her workshop highly."

"It covered a very wide amount clearly in a short time - looking at others art, movement, innner/outer, individual/group, expression"


BOOK one-off creative workshops for your group or organisation
for enquires and booking click here

Feedback from participants

"I loved that the venue was held at the Coastguard Station - a wonderful, peaceful setting to create in"

"I found the workshop very rewarding"

" The best thing was an excuse to do art!"

'Have Fun Exploring' Creative Workshops

SCG LogoSoma Contemporary Gallery SCG,
6 Lombard Street,
Waterford
Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre
Tramore Coastguard Cultural CentreLove Lane, Tramore,
Co. Waterford.
T: 051 391 656

COBS art classesDesigned to guide participants through the creative process

Beginners and those developing their own style are encouraged to:

Explore their creativity
Develop their own unique style
Work at their own pace in a relaxing fun environment
Enjoy being part of a relaxed group of like-minded people
Engage with the language of art appreciation & visual art processes
Reflect on their personal response to both their own work
Be inspired by art works on display in the Cultural Centre
Soak up the relaxed atmophere created by inspiring music
Discover choices made when drawing and painting
Explore creative ways of interpreting landscape
Have fun trying something new

You can attend a single class or sign up for a series.
To book contact Christine


Philosophy:

"Nurturing awareness of our inner creative space."

In her facilitated workshops Chris encourages participants to develop a conscious, mindful approach to their practice; to nurture an awareness of, and respect for, their personal inner creative space. Learning to embrace and enjoy ‘stillness’ - that stress-free zone associated with getting lost in the creative process.

art-workshop_SCG“For me painting is about expressing ideas and revealing the way I see the world around me, and my personal exploration of life on earth. We each have individual, deeply personal impressions of the environment in which we live. There is a duality of shared and private meanings. Common values and similar points of reference can open lines of understanding around even the most abstract of concepts.”

Over a series of artworks shops participants are introduced to the processes involved in painting and given opportunities to explore their creativity; to be aware of the inner dialogue that is part of the creative process. The boundary between personal and shared: the subliminal connection between inner being and communal space.

 

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  © Chris O'Brien Shanahan 2006- 2014, all images, paintings, photographs © Christine O'Brien Shanahan