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Workshops & Groups

Scéalta and Shenanigans – A free afternoon of family fun for

Cruinniú na nÓg from 2pm, June 23rd




Exploring the world of Fairytale with mask-making workshops and a performance of The Magic Bookshop by Monkeyshine Theatre Company


Date: Saturday, June 23rd

Time: Mask Making Workshop: 2.30pm – 4pm; ‘The Magic Bookshop: 4.30pm

Admission: Drop in workshops – Free!  The Magic Bookshop: A ticketed, FREE event

The Courthouse Arts Centre is delighted to host this Creative Ireland event for children, with mask-making, storytelling and a special performance of The Magic Bookshop by Monkeyshine Theatre.

The Magic Bookshop

Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. Great heaps of books have to be sorted and categorised and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. The two friends do their very best to make sure every books gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost. Step inside this unusual shop, swap a book and maybe even take a little of the magic home with you.


Saturday June 23rd 2.00- 4.30pm

Drop in Mask Making on the from lawn of the Courthouse.

4.30pm Performance of The Magic Bookshop by Monkeyshine Theatre



Animation Workshop

Date: Monday 25th June – Friday 29th  June

Time:  session: 10am -1pm; 

Admission: €80  per child                           

 PLEASE NOTE Age suitability: Strictly 9+ years

Animation Session – 

Time: 10-1pm         9+ yrs  


Following on from the success of their recently launched LEGENDS of WICKLOW Series the Createschool team are back with BrickFlicks for stop motion making mayhem.

This week long workshop will focus on Myths and Legends, so come along and learn how to make an awesome set, write a great short story, fine tune your animation skills and then film the results.

Bring along your favourite mini figure too and they can be one of the stars. 

When they are finished the movies will be shared on www.youtube.com/createschool

This workshop is Ideal for those who are new to the world of stop motion or you and for those looking to refresh their skills and want to take their own films to the next level.

All equipment and materials are supplied but remember to please bring along your own favourite mini figure as they may be lonely at home.

More Information and Videos:

BOOK NOW ONLINE  or : Ph: 00353 402 38529 or email


Teen Fashion Camp                

Teen  Upcycling Fashion Camp Week 1

Dates: Monday July 16th  – Friday 20th .

Time: 10-3pm.

Fee: €60 per child/Concession rate fof €100 for 2 children.  12years+


Pick up new skills and unleash your creativity 

Students develop basic fashion sketching, sewing, dyeing and printing skills while working with a variety of fabrics and other materials. 

Great opportunity to experiment with new techniques, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more in summer holidays 

Spend the week learning the process of upcycle fashion design, from envisioning, to selecting materials, to putting it all together and showing it off! Leave with your fully designed garments and new upcycling skills! Everyone will create their own upcycled garments which is an expression of themselves, and show it off to their friends and families with a small fashion show on the last day 

Gather inspiration from nature, magazines, and the materials themselves, then talk about where ideas come from and what we want to express. Spend time drawing, playing with and choosing the materials, then start on a sewing project to get familiar with sewing machines and hand sewing. Spend the rest of the time bringing your upcycle designs to life! 

 BOOK NOW ONLINE  or : Ph: 00353 402 38529 or email


Adult Art Classes

April – May  Term commencing Fri 13 April – Fri 25 May. 7 x week term. 10am-1pm. 

Facilitator: Tina Mouritzen. Cost: €60 per team (7 weeks) or drop in rate €10 per session.

Contact Tina for further details and bookings: 087 6561303

Art Spark

April – May Term commencing Sat 14 April – Sat 12 Mary 5  week term.

Bookings through the Courthouse ONLINE    or 0402 38529   bookings@courthousearts.ie

Ignite your child’s creativity! Fun classes designed to develop your child’s art skills.     Facilitator: Tina Mouritzen

10 – 11.30am Age Group 7 – 9 yrs. Drawing, painting, and 3 dimensional art-making will be explored through projects that really appeal to young people.  Cost €45 – 5 weeks or drop in rate €10

12-1:30pm Age Group 10-12 yrs. This class will concentrate on techniques using pencil, coloured pencil and pastel. For young artists who enjoy drawing and want to improve skills. Cost €45 – 5 weeks or drop in €10

Life Drawing

Life drawing will run throughout the summer on the 1st Thursday of each month depending on numbers attending.

April – May term commencing Thursday 5 April

The Life Drawing group meet on the 1st Thursday of the month from 7pm – 10pm.

Sessions untutored. For Further details and session dates contact Roisin Flood on: roisflood@hotmail.com or 087 9305180

Tinahely Womens Choir

April – May term commencing Wed 11 April 10-11:30am. All welcome.

Choir meet every Wednesday in the Courthouse. Facilitator: Ann Keary. Cost €5 per session. Contact: 087 2260970 or email: ann.keary@eircom.net




 Courthouse Teen Art Studio 

A studio where teenagers can explore and experiment in all art forms with mentorship from a professional artist. Non-directive and fun atmosphere. 

April -May term commencing Wed 4 April. 

Now in its third year the group meet every Wednesday 7pm -9pm at The Market Sq Studio across the street from the Courthouse Arts Centre. 

Please contact  Maeve at   outreach@courthousearts.ie

The Courthouse Writers Group

Writers Group will run throughout the summer on the 1st Thursday of each month depending on numbers attending.

April – May term commencing Thurs 5 April 7:30-9:30pm

The writers group meet on the 1st Thurs of the month in The Courthouse Greenroom. New members always welcome. Contact Robert Duffy for further details. robtduffy@gmail.com



Meditation will run throughout the summer on the 1st Wednesday of each month depending on numbers attending.

April – May term commencing Wed 4 April from 7.30 – 8:30pm.

Meditation on Twin Hearts, a meditation for World Healing will be held in the Courthouse on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Ann Keary 087 2260970 or email: ann.keary@eircom.net. No fee, donations accepted on the night.