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Creative Spark Summer Camps

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Creative Spark, centre for creativity and innovation, supports creative businesses in Louth and the wider north-east region. We offer modern workspaces, including individual offices, co-working options, and dedicated desks. Our Enterprise FabLab delivers training and education through a Digital Fabrication Laboratory. The Print Studio provides 24-hour access to printmaking facilities for visual artists. Additionally, our Downtown Hub in Dundalk offers remote working facilities and support for occupants in the greater North-East region.

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Creative Spark has a number of Own Door Units available at our premises on Clontygora Drive, Muirhevnamor. These units offer a unique opportunity to establish your own dedicated workspace within a supportive community environment.

For more information, please contact us via email [email protected] or call us on 042 938 5720

Membership for Creative Spark Print Studio is now open. As a Print Studio member , you'll enjoy exclusive exhibition opportunities. Your work will be showcased on our website, offering valuable exposure, while discounts on studio classes and connections with local and national arts groups provide endless inspiration.

Email [email protected] to register your interest or to find out more information.
Application Form: HERE

Cruinniú na nÓg with Creative Spark 

Cruinniú na nÓg -  Laser-Cutting

For Cruinniú na n’Óg 2024, Creative Spark will bring creativity to the Market Square, Dundalk with two sets of workshops for children aged 5 to 12. Workshops in spray-painting will be facilitated by artist Michael Stafford. Workshops in parametric design for laser-cutting cardboard shapes and constructing an 'outdoor playground' will be facilitated by the Creative Spark FabLab team. These types of activities promotes teamwork, communication, and collaboration among children, while also fostering their sense of ownership and pride in their work.

Book: HERE

Cruinniú na nÓg - Stop Motion Animation
Workshops with AAEX Teens

Young members from AAEX Teens will facilitate a series of 30 minutes workshops, guiding other young artists in the creation of stop motion videos. Target age group 10 - 14 years. The event is fully accessible, everybody welcome.

Tickets are limited. Please cancel if you have booked and cannot attend to give others the opportunity to avail of the slot.

Book: HERE

Upcoming classes at
Creative Spark

Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July2024 
10:30am  to 2:30pm

Participants will have the opportunity to explore various artistic fields such as 3d printing, illustration, Laser-cutting and t-shirt printing. They will learn to create artwork through a range of engaging techniques and activities.

To ensure that participants have sufficient energy throughout the day, we kindly request that they bring a packed lunch each day.

Book HERE

Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August
10:00am  to 1:00pm

'The Wonders of Nature'.

This year's theme is 'The Natural World'. Nature has long influenced fashion and art from wildlife and florals to the oceans and elements. This is the perfect camp for children who love art, fashion and being creative. All levels are welcome. Age: 8- 15 years

For all bookings and inquiries, please contact Caoimhe 086 320 8671
Cost: €140 (Deposit of €50 to book a place)

Book HERE

SEEK 2024!

SEEK 2024 Summer School Cyanotype Workshop

Join us for a 2-hour Cyanotype Workshop, where we will delve into the fascinating world of creating blue prints using natural materials. Learn to coat your paper, arrange leaves, flowers, and other natural objects to create unique pieces. Watch as the distinctive Prussian blue images develop as you rinse your print. Experiment with different toners to recolour your prints. Discover this historic photographic process and leave with your own unique cyanotype masterpiece!

What to bring:

You can take along some objects to experiment with (flowers, leaves, lace, materials, etc.),

Please bring along your own apron or wear some clothes you don’t mind getting inky!

While we do provide paper for printing, students are also encouraged to bring along their own papers or material they would like to experiment with.

Book: HERE

strEAT tour with SEEK 2024

Our strEAT walking tours are now live! Come join us at this year’s SEEK Urban Arts Festival on a strEAT tour with a difference - taking you on a guided walk through the artworks created as part of SEEK 2024, as well as visiting some of the amazing murals from years gone by. This year we are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Mo Chara, and The Bartender/ Smashers to create 2 exciting evening experiences -
strEAT tour is a treat for all the senses!

For Mo Chara – Monday 10th June Book: HERE
For The Bartender/ Smashers – Thursday 13th June Book: HERE

More News!

Master Classes and Workshops Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny
Tina Byrne is delighted to announce some exciting opportunities to learn from national and international master crafts people, they will share their experience and working methods in these master classes. The hands-on workshops will help you develop skills, explore new ways of working and thinking about clay.

SergeiIsupov - Estonia / USA Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th June 2024 2 day Demonstration and hands on workshop ‘Eye, Lips & Ear - See, Sculpt & Paint’ €350 including refreshments and lunch
Book: HERE

Working with Young People experiencing Mental Heath Difficulties; An Art Therapists Perspective

As part of our Creative Ireland Nurture Fund Programme, The Blooming Minds Club at Creative Spark hosted a morning workshop led by artist and art therapist Jenny Slater. This workshop was designed for professional artists and focused on exploring youth mental health within community group art contexts.
During the workshop, Jenny discussed the concepts of good mental health and wellbeing, and explained the main mental health challenges affecting the teenage participants of BMC.

The Blooming Minds Club Summer Camp
8 to 12 July 5:00pm  to 8:00pm

This July join The Blooming Minds Club as they host a week-long summer camp for young people aged 13 -18 years who are attending CAMHS(or previously attended). We have an amazing line up of different artists, offering day workshops in a huge range of art and techniques.

Email [email protected] to register your interest or to find out more information.

Blooming Minds Club.

Blooming Minds Club is a youth-led artist-supported creative arts hub for young people experiencing mental health difficulties based at Creative Spark Dundalk, with outreach workshops occurring in Drogheda Co. Louth.
Read more HERE
Get in touch to register your interest with [email protected]

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Creative Spark
Clontygora Drive
Muirhevnamor

Dundalk, Co. Louth A91HF77

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