Applying oil based inks to etching plate

The art students have been exploring the various elements of the medium of print over the last couple of weeks. They have learned about a broad range of techniques such mono print, block, colograph, lino and etching and with deadlines fast approaching students are making the most of class time to finish their work.

Below Zydrune works through the phases of a four colour print


Graduates Pass on Top Tips

Many thanks to Collette Conroy, a mature student and graduate from last years class came to visit the Fashion and Textiles group. She brought the extensive body of work she produced during the course and imparted her jems of wisdom to this years group. Current students were keen to hear her advice and look at the results of the processes they are currently exploring. They found the visit very usefull as it put the research work they are doing into context.

Hanging with The Crafts Council of Ireland

Janice and Janine at the CCOI Seascapes Exhibition

The Fashion students have been doing work experience with the Crafts Council of Ireland (CCOI) on their Seascapes exhibition at this year’s Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS.

The Seascapes exhibition was selected by Ann Mulrooney of the Crafts Council and Jewellery Designer Angela O’Kelly  and features textile work by artists registered with the CCOI. It spans the broad range of techniques and skills in textile production in

CCOI Seascpaes Exhibition

Coláiste Ide students started work experience on Wednesday when they helped to hang the exhibition. They were lucky to meet and learn from many of the artists who have work included in the exhibition gaining a real insight into the production of the work and the time and dedication involved in the making of textile art works.

Anne Harrington Rees "Sea Vessel V" Photo by Paul Sherwood

Anne Kiely "spike" photo by Paul Sherwood

The Knitting and Stitching Show opened to the public on Thursday and the students manned the Seascapes exhibition and passed on the information they learned about the work to the visiting public.

Students also had the opportunity to browse the other exhibitions at the show and meet and learn from many artists from Ireland and the UK. Some of the students also helped at the Filament Fibre Artists exhibition learning about the work from the artists and meeting the public.

Joyce and Margaret at the Seascapes exhibition, Photo by Paul Sherwood

For more information on the Seascapes exhibition please follow the links below:

Seascapes Exhibition photos:

The Crafts Council of Ireland website

Details on the Seascapes exhibition

The Knitting and Stitching Show RDS:

Angela O’Kelly Jewellery Designer:

Filament Fibre Artists:

Caroline Schofield "Scavengers" at Seascapes