Skills Programme 2018

The FSAS Skills Programme for 2018 features practical workshops in the area of new digital technologies and
sculptural practices which reflect the methods and needs of professional practising artists nationally and internationally.
This summer, we propose curator mentoring with Livia Paldi and our 2018 Summer School with Morgan Quaintance. 
Places are limited, please apply early. Contact for enquiries
Ciaran Patterson
Bronze Art IE
15-16 June
Ciaran Patterson
Bronze Art IE
22 - 23 June
Morgan Quaintance UK
Curator, writer, broadcaster, musician
10 – 13 July
Michael Healy UK
21-22 July 
VIRTUAL REALITY - Production / Post-Production / Exhibition
Elaine Hoey IE
September weekend -dates tbc
John Beattie IE
October one day workshop -date tbc
Rebecca Smith
Urban Projections UK
October weekend -dates tbc

Mould Making Workshops with Ciarán Patterson 2018

  • Ciarán Patterson
  • Level 1 - June 15 - 16 and Level 2 - June 22 - 23
  • €125 per level

Mould making workshop Level 1 (Booked Out)

June 15 - 16

Over this two day workshop participants will be introduced to the various stages and materials used in the mould making process. The workshop will start with the basics, making a two-piece plaster mould. Following this, participants will be introduced to using silicon rubber and more advanced techniques for mould making. No experience of mould making is required. All materials will be provided.

Mould making workshop Level 2

June 22-23

This two day course builds on the experience of the previous workshop by focusing on the process of mould making and casting objects for a foundry. More advanced mould making processes will be discussed and demonstrated. The process of preparing waxes for bronze casting in a foundry will direct this workshop with an opportunity to visit a working foundry. There will be an opportunity to discuss and cast in different materials like wax and resin. All materials will be provided.

For enquiries and to apply email

Curating in the 21st Century: Summer School with Morgan Quaintance

  • Morgan Quaintance
  • 10 - 13 July
  • €200
In addition to the curator’s traditional duties of administration, artist liaison, exhibition design, and fundraising, what other tools can be used to fulfill the essential curatorial function of presenting, interpreting, and disseminating contemporary art and ideas for a given public? This year’s Summer School, led by Morgan Quaintance – including key invited speakers, such as The White Pube (Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad) - will consider the possibilities offered by filmmaking, broadcasting and criticism. With an emphasis on the transference of practical skills and theoretical knowledge, this summer school is also aimed at artists and other cultural producers as participants will be given a basic introduction to each field designed to encourage further exploration beyond the course.
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based writer, musician, broadcaster and curator. Born in South London, he is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, and has written for The Guardian, The Wire, Art Review, Frieze,, and a number of curatorial sites and blogs. He is a contributing editor for E-Flux’s online publishing portal Art Agenda, is a founding member of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS, and was the 2015/16 curatorial fellow at Cubitt Gallery, London. As a presenter he has worked with BBC radio and television, Channel Four, Artfund, the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Roundhouse, and is also the producer of Studio Visit, a monthly hour-long interviews-based programme, broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM, featuring international contemporary artists as guests.
Course requirements
Participants should come with something they would like to curate (i.e. formally present, interpret and disseminate to a given public). It can be anything from an idea, socio-cultural or political issue, to a survey of artists or an artistic tendency. What is important is that each participant will have something to test out in the filmmaking, broadcasting and criticism sessions.
Application procedure
This programme is open to curators and artists. Please note this four day course has a limit on places and is competitive.
Selection will be based on submission of a curatorial /artist statement, a short bio, an up to date CV and 4-5 images where appropriate.
Applications are open until June 25th, 9am
Please note this four day course has a limit on places and is competitive.
For more information and to apply, please contact

Da Vinci Resolve - 21/22 July 2018

  • Michael Healy
  • 21st and 22nd July 2018
  • 10am – 5pm
  • €125

This workshop is aimed at visual artists’ who work with moving image/ video/ film, and wish to gain new knowledge and skills in working with this software.

Course content:

  • Intro to the Resolve Layout / Pages
  • Organising a New Project in the Media Page / Bins / Smart Bins
  • Assembling a Rough Cut
  • Moving Clips in the Timeline
  • Refining a Timeline
  • Applying Transitions and Effects
  • Working with Audio on the Edit Page
  • Mixing Sound in the Fairlight Page
  • Basic Colour Correction / Reading Scopes / Windows / Tracking
  • Performing Primary Colour Corrections / Difference between Primary and Log Wheels
  • Making Secondary Colour Adjustments / Qualifier / HSL curves
  • Designing Creative Looks
  • Delivering a Final Program
  • Managing Media and Databases


DaVinci Resolve is a powerful software tool that combines professional offline and online video editing, color correction, audio post-production and now visual effects all in one software tool! Fire Station Artists’ Studios has two official licenses of this software to accompany our 4K editing suites. As part of our Skill Programme 2018, we will be offering a new workshop focusing on Da Vinci Resolve workflows that will involve: methods of video editing, compositing, effects, color grading, and delivery of projects for HD and 4K projection/display.

This workshop will be delivered by Michael Healy, An accredited Da Vinci Resolve specialist with 25 years experience as a Telecine/ Digital Colorist.


  • Basic experience with any video editing software
  • Basic experience in working with moving image
  • To bring your mac or pc laptop. FSAS has 3 macs available on a first come – first serve basis if required.
  • We will be in touch when you confirm your place on the course to provide download links to the software, and further info regarding the course.

This is a 2 days course with a maximum of 8 participants.

For enquiries and booking, please contact artadmin@firestation