SPRING / SUMMER 2022

EVENTS 

Saturday April 30th  
Ballydehob Jazz festival workshop – flower crowns
11am – 12.30pm  and 2pm – 3.30 pm
€15
At Kilcoe Studios 
Making Flower crowns to adorn some beautiful jazz heads for the festival.
Using locally collected materials like rushes and flowers, as well as recycled fabric, each participant will make a head piece to get them in the vibe.
More information about Ballydehob Jazz Festival – https://ballydehobjazzfestival.org
MAY WEEKEND 
  Saturday May 21st
 Basket making with Rushes using twining technique
€35
 2pm – 5pm
Using locally collected rushes we will make a small basket using the twining technique. We will also cover various other materials that can be used to make these baskets and how you can also use this technique to make a mat.
Sunday May 22nd
  Bog and Hedgerow Walk – Paper making, Rope making and Bookmaking
Full day – 9.30am – 5pm
€85 with lunch, snacks, teas and coffee.
This is a full day nature and craft experience where you will be immersed in the area and its plants that have inspired the work of Sonia at Kilcoe Studios over the years.
We will meet at Kilcoe Studios in Ballydehob at 9.30am for a briefing and tea / coffee. Then we will drive to a nearby bog area and spend the morning there learning about the plants in the area – including their uses for craft, food and medicine and we will collect plants for the afternoon activities.
We will return to Ballydehob for lunch which is included. It will be all home-made from local and foraged ingredients.
In the afternoon we will learn about the techniques of making your own rustic paper from grasses and then make sheets and paper bowls.  We will also learn basic bookbinding techniques and rope making.
Gluten free and vegetarian lunch options will be available and please let us know of any other dietary requirements .
Contact us below to book or call 087 0667871 for queries
JUNE WEEKEND
Saturday June 11th
  Coiled baskets using Traditional Materials
2pm – 5pm
€35
We will complete a basket made from different local materials like straw, hay and rushes and using the coiling technique we will make a small basket. You will leave with the skills and knowledge to do this at home. We will also learn the ancient craft of using brambles to bind the baskets as well as learning to use other materials.
      Sunday June 12th
                       Hedgerow walk and Basketmaking using twining technique.
            9.30 am – 5.30 pm
         €85 with Lunch
This is a full day nature and craft experience where you will be immersed in the area and its plants that have inspired Sonia’s work at Kilcoe Studios over the years.
We will meet at the car park at Kilcoe church at 9.30 am. This will be approx a 2 1/2 hour walk but stopping all the time { about 1 hour walk if not stopping } It will bring us by mostly hedgerow environments and some woodland, where we will learn the various names for plants as well as what is edible, medicinal and which ones can be used in craft.  We will collect and gather what we might need for afternoon workshops.
We will stop for a coffee break around 11.30am at the original base of Kilcoe Studios { our home ! } .
We will aim to be back at cars around 12.30pm and will meet in Ballydehob for lunch of local and foraged ingredients.
The afternoon will be spent making a basket with some of the same materials we will have collected and learnt about.  Gluten free and vegetarian lunch options will be available and please let us know of any other dietary requirements .
  MORE INFORMATION 
All the workshops will be facilitated by Sonia Caldwell from Kilcoe Studios. They will take place in Kilcoe Studios exhibition and workshop space which is opposite Camiers garage – Eircode P81X009
The capacity for each workshop is 8. The running of workshops will be subject to meeting a minimum number.
Outdoor workshops will go ahead if there is just a light risk of rain, so come prepared. In the event of the weather being extremely bad, I can adjust the timing of the day’s plans and I will be in touch beforehand .
Please enquire and book at events@kilcoestudios.com or 0870667871 
Nearer the time a link will be sent for deposit payment.
If you need disability access please let us know in advance

Pencils and card will be suppiled for notes, but feel free to bring your own.

Notes will be taken during the day and a follow up document will be sent within a week afterwards, with plant names, book references and website links.
These workshops are aimed at Adults but older interested children are welcome {over 12}.  

Mostly children workshops are done through schools on the Heritage for school scheme