Art, Craft and Design students undertaking the VTOS programme at Limerick City Adult Education Service held a one-day exhibition of their art work at the Limerick City AES building on O’Connell Avenue on Thursday May 28 from 10am to 2pm. The work showcased a range of Paintings, Drawings, Crafts, Designs, and Photography and represents just a selection of the total creative output of the students over the past year.
Jayne Foley, the course leader, explained, “It’s exciting for us to show this work as it’s so important for any artist to have their work viewed by the public. In essence, a public viewing is the final element in the creative process and this gives the students the chance to gauge that reaction. We start out the course in September and the students develop their skills through equal measures of hard work and encouragement, both from the staff and from each other. At the end of the term we showcase some of the work and this allows others who may be interested in the course to see what we are about.”
The course affords students the opportunity to begin on the road to working in the creative industries and can significantly boost their success rate in moving onto 3rd level Art and Design courses.
Limerick Adult Education College VTOS is the leading provider of Adult Education in Limerick City. They offer full-time and part-time courses, and a range of learning supports, to over 4000 learners in 2 City Centre locations, more than 90 outreach venues and their Education Unit in Limerick Prison.
The exhibition took place on the top floor of the historic red-bricked Adult Education Service building on O’Connell Avenue. This course will be relocated in September to the new Further Education and Training Centre, Kilmallock Road Campus. This move will provide students with new state-of-the-art facilities that will allow the course to flourish and develop even further.
More information on the VTOS Art Craft and Design Course at Limerick City Adult Education Service is available by phoning (061) 419933, or e-mailing [email protected].
Check out the Limerick City AES website here.
Read more about adult education here.
Pictures by Billy Butler for I Love Limerick 2015. All rights Reserved.