What's On: Fantastic events in Butler House

What's on in Leitrim this weekend

Whats on in Leitrim this weekend

Butler House is gearing up for a fun-filled October, with plenty of events in Kilkenny.

These include adult art classes, which were a great success in their pilot programme. There are currently two workshops on offer with places still available for booking. 

The next workshop is 'Autumn Harvest in Oil Pastels' with Julie O'Hea on 13th October. The workshop involves working with oil pastels to explore colour, texture, layering and blending techniques. This three hour class runs between 10am and 1pm, and costs €45 to attend. 

On November 10th, Sarah O'Dea will lead the 'Beginners Modern Calligraphy' workshop. This class includes exercises to practice shapes and strokes before moving on to letter forms. This also runs from 10am to 1pm, at a price of €45.  

Each class will take inspiration from Butler House's stunning location at Kilkenny Castle and allow participants to explore a Botanical theme in their own art practice.  No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided on the day. Booking is essential.

On Thursday 15 November, 'Art in Mind' will take place in the Parade Tower at 6.30pm. 

Building on the success of ‘Art in Mind’ in 2017, this year will examine the science of nature, the science of art and how nature inspires both art and science. With a fascinating panel of artists, natural scientists and psychologists, live experiments and lots of conversation, this event will highlight the connections between science and art, and will give you a deeper appreciation of the value of creativity on our minds.

Contributors for ‘Art in Mind’ Kilkenny include award winning Garden Designer, Paul Martin and the Artistic Director, Dance Theatre Ireland. The event will be hosted by Scientist and Artist, Niamh Shaw.

This event is free entry with refreshments provided.

The powerful 'I Smelled a Raw Recruit' exhibition is also open in Butler House until Sunday October 7th. This showcases the world war films of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley. Open daily 10am to 1pm, 2 to 4.30pm.

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