Laois County Council Arts Office Summer Arts Programme of workshops are well underway in the county. A Three day workshop titled Cog and Axle with Colm O’Hanluain was held in Portlaoise. This innovative workshop, gave young people an insight into the world of paper engineering through story and play, as they learned how to construct pop up cards and mobiles. The second week artist Caroline Conway had fun exploring patterns and texture through print and collage with young participants at Laois Arthouse in Stradbally and Fins Pottery Tuition worked at the MDA, in Mountmellick with two groups of enthusiastic young people creating work with clay and painting the finished pieces in their favourite colours.
The final week the Youth Café, Rathdowney will be the venue for drama workshops for young people, where they will learn new skills in acting and performing for fun. For ages 7-16 workshops run from Tues 25th to Thurs 27th July from 10.30-12.30(younger age range) and a second group in the afternoon from 1-3 (older age range). Fee €15 A few places are still available on this workshop. Contact the Arts Office T:057 8664033 or E: email@example.com or pick up a booking form at the Youth Café or Library in Rathdowney.