It's that time of year again, when we all start to think about what courses might be good to apply to for the coming Autumn. At Gorey School of Art we have a host of part-time courses that might interest you, that can be easily fit into your everyday family or work life. They include "Printmaking & Art Appreciation", "Digital & Analogue Photography" and "Drawing & Painting". The courses are all one day a week, running from September 2022 to March 2023, and are FREE if you are BTEI eligible. Have a look at our website for more course information and application forms.
Only 10 places max on each BTEI course. Details on individual courses below.
This dynamic course will walk you through the traditional and non-traditional techniques of printmaking by using source material such as drawing, collage and photography as the foundation of successful prints. As part of this course you will gain a grounding in Art Appreciation, which will give you the creative and critical awareness to develop your own creative identity.
BTEI QQI Level 5 Part-time (09.30 - 16.30, One day per week) Places: 10 Start Date: 29/09/2022 (THURSDAYS) Finish Date: 23/03/2023 Fees: Free* *Applicants must meet the BTEI criteria in order to qualify for free fees. Details on course website page here
DIGITAL & ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY PART-TIME (BTEI)
QQI LEVEL 5 This course is designed to develop your core photography skills, both digital and analogue, through the integration of technical study, a wide variety of shooting assignments, and aesthetic and technical analysis. With a passionate focus on the practical elements of photography, students will incrementally develop the essential photography basics.
BTEI QQI Level 5 Part-time (09.30 - 16.30, One day per week) Places: 10 Start Date: 27/09/2022 (Mondays) Finish Date: 21/03/2023 Fees: Free* *Applicants must meet the BTEI criteria in order to qualify for free fees. Details on course website page here.
DRAWING & PAINTING PART-TIME (BTEI)
QQI LEVEL 5 Explore and practise the fundamentals of painting and drawing in this part-time BTEI course which walks students through the properties of colour, light, form, line, texture found in the age-old mediums of Painting and Drawing. Through experimental techniques and intuitive processes students will build their creative identities through an appreciation of traditional and contemporary modes and materials of painting.
BTEI/QQI Level 5 Part-time (09.30 - 16.00, One day per week) Places: 10 Start Date: 27/09/2021 (Tuesdays) Finish Date: 18/03/2022 Fees: Free* *Applicants must meet the BTEI criteria in order to qualify for free fees. Details on course website page here.
Entry Requirements (Free or *Paying Applicants)
Applications to our BTEI courses can be made by applicants who are aged 16 or over; - entitled to a medical card; - an unemployment payment; - a means-tested welfare payment; - a Family Income Supplement Payment - participate in VTOS or Youthreach; - who have/ or have not completed upper level education ( e.g., Junior Cert or Leaving Cert).
*We can accept a very limited number of paying applicants who do not fit the criteria above, ie., applicants who are not entitled to a social welfare payment, medical card, or who have completed upper level education.
Applicants will be expected to attend a course induction day to help them orientate within GSA environment and with fellow students. Please make contact by phone/ email or through our social media platforms if you are unsure wether you are eligible for our BTEI courses, or need more information on a particular GSA course.
Meet Your Tutors
James Merrigan is an artist, cultural critic and editor. For the past decade he has prompted and disseminated polemical and playful art criticism as a writer, editor, teacher and artist. This 10-year project includes online and printed identities and entities, including +billion- journal (2010-17) Fugitive Papers (2011-13) and Small Night Projects (2018 to present). In 2011 he was awarded the inaugural Critical Writing Award by Visual Artists Ireland and The LAB Dublin. For the past three years he has edited, screen-printed and exhibited art and text projects under the moniker, Small Night Projects. James teaches and co-curates at Gorey School of Art’s Periphery Space, and lectures in Psychoanalysis and Art at Trinity College Dublin. His art criticism exists independently of editorial or institution at smallnight.org
Simon Bates (b.1975) is a documentary photographer/Visual Artist based in Kilmore, Wexford. Simon holds an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts London, and a BA. Architecture from the University of Liverpool. His personal work has been exhibited in PhotoIreland Festival in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, and 2022. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions, including the RHA Annual Show, and his work has been published in national and international publications. In 2019 his Labourer’s Cottage project was exhibited at the IAA (Irish Architectural Archive) as part of PhotoIreland. In 2021 he was awarded an Artlinks Bursary, and was the recipient of the inaugural Gypsy Ray Social Documentary Residency at The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.