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We are delighted to announce that this course will be starting in September 2014. Tech Amergin Community Arts & Education Centre, Waterville was founded in 2001 by Kerry Education Services (Co. KerryVEC). Here you will find a modern infrastructure with all the facilities to assist you to get most out of your course. With dedicated art & craft rooms and a beautiful gallery area for exhibitions, Tech Amergin is ideally suited for this course as it is located on a beautiful spot on the famous Ring of Kerry. The course will be delivered by a dedicated, innovative & passionate staff with many years’ experience in the world of art, craft & design both in a professional & teaching capacity all set in an atmosphere that is relaxed yet focused and stimulating.
Tech Amergin is renowned for the innovative & creative approach taken to the design and delivery of courses and the consistent, high quality of the resultant student work. National & international artists are drawn to visit & live in the area, providing a rich cultural backdrop to the course. The neighbouring Cill Rialaig artists retreat provides a regular infusion of new Art work & ideas to the locality. Here in Waterville and South Kerry we offer a pristine, beautiful & inspiring natural environment for our course participants. While in the area students will be encouraged to partake in the rich local cultural life.
This is a one-year course that will be delivered over three days per week (Tuesday to Thursday) from September 2014 to May 2015. This part-time course is designed to facilitate students in the preparation of a high quality portfolio; one which is of a standard to gain entry into third level colleges within Ireland & the UK. Every effort will be made by the tutors to assist students in the preparation of portfolios for 2015 art college submission deadlines. Students on this course will not only create a personal portfolio but will also formulate a wide range of skills essential to their eventual successful completion of an art college degree course. The course is suitable for both mature and post Leaving Certificate students. Students will require high levels of personal commitment to the course and their work. Self-motivation is essential. Throughout the course the staff will boost the student’s creativity, technical knowledge, self-confidence & communication skills, whilst impressing upon them the necessity of extremely high levels of self-discipline & creativity needed to sustain a career in the world of art, craft or design. Practical and conceptual approaches to creativity will be encouraged through a range of problem solving tasks. Students will be encouraged to work in the required disciplines & also in challenging creative cross-disciplinary projects. Students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas through research and work on personal projects. The course is suitable for both mature and post Leaving Certificate students.
Please contact the centre for a brochure or other information.