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PHOTOS & VIDEO – VTOS Art Craft Design Open Day 2019 Showcase of Aspiring Artists new work

Pictured at the VTOS Limerick 2019 Art, Craft & Design Open Day at the Further Education & Training Centre is Jayne Foley, Art Craft Design Course Leader (back row, 4th from left) with this years graduating students. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.



PHOTOS & VIDEO – VTOS Art Craft Design Open Day 2019 Showcase of Aspiring Artists new work

Art, Craft and Design learners undertaking the VTOS programme with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board at the new state-of-the-art Further Education and Training Centre, Kilmallock Road Campus, invites you to a one-day exhibition of their artwork. The work will showcase a range of paintings, drawings, crafts, designs and photography and represents just a selection of the total creative output of the learners over the past year.

Commenting, Course Leader Jayne Foley said, “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 a final element in the creative process and this gives the learners the chance to gauge that reaction.”

If you are interested in working in the creative industries, this course could be your first step in moving on to Third Level Art Craft Design courses. This year the course introduced web design for Art Craft Design which has provided learners with even greater possibilities to promote and market their work.

The recent addition of an Apple Mac and Adobe Creative Suite will further enhance the course. The exhibition takes place in the Art Studio at the Further Education and Training Centre, Kilmallock Road Campus. There will also be an opportunity for the public to view the newly refurbished former St Enda’s building now a vibrant, creative learning hub operated by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Jayne continued, “We start out the course in September and the learners 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.”

Anyone interested is invited to come along to see the work, and the building, and to talk to current learners. The showcase will take place on Tuesday, May 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you are interested in enrolling on the course, we can provide you with more information on the day, as well as some light refreshments.

For more information on any VTOS Course at the centre is available by phoning (061) 578100, visiting or emailing [email protected].

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Pictures: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.