DaVinci Resolve (Advanced)

Black Magic Design certified tutor Michael Healy will deliver a two-day advanced course aimed at practising visual artists working with moving-image and VFX, who wish to advance their skills using DaVinci Resolve editing and post-production software.

This advanced level course is primarily focused on DaVinci’s Fusion page, a complete 2D and 3D workspace with over 200 tools for visual effects and motion graphics including compositing, vector painting, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilisation, and more.

Areas covered:

  • Merging and compositing
  • Visual effects and masks
  • Animating 2D and 3D Titles
  • Object removal with vector painting
  • Green/blue screen replacement
  • Tracking
  • Overview of 3D compositing and motion graphics
  • 3D particle effects


  • To have a good understanding of video editing and experience in working with editing software and moving images.
  • Although not a requirement, having attended a previous DaVinci Resolve Beginners Course at FSAS is a distinct advantage.
  • To use your own PC or Mac computer system where possible (FSAS has a limited number of Mac/PC desktop computers which can be made available on a first come first served basis).
  • 32GB RAM is recommended.
  • Michael Healy & FSAS will provide all video and audio content for the course.

About the Tutor:
Michael is a post-production trainer with significant experience delivering classes based around editing, audio, visual effects and colour grading. He currently teaches on both the BA in Film Practice and MA in Editing and Post-Production at London South Bank University whilst also delivering training classes for MET Film School, Academy Class, SAE Institute and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is an accredited trainer for both AVID Media Composer and Blackmagic Design working with the latter to deliver courses based around DaVinci Resolve.

To apply for this course, email artadmin@firestation.ie. The places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

FSAS Summer Studio 2023

Calling artists, curators, writers & thinkers interested in our food systems and artistic practice.

In its Summer Studio 2023, Fire Station Artists’ Studios presents:

Eating Fast & Slow, devised and hosted by Genomic Gastronomy with guest lecturers.

Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) are accepting expressions of interests for the Summer Studio 2023, Eating Fast & Slow, which will be hosted by Genomic Gastronomy in FSAS on 26, 27 and 28 July.

There is a mismatch between the speed needed to address the climate emergency, and the patience needed to cultivate adaptive agroecosystems, re-establish healthy soils and rebuild regional food networks. In this 3-day summer session, participants will investigate the topic of artistic practice and food system change. Each day of the workshop will include presentations by practitioners and site visits to sites of food production and consumption. We will discuss and imagine the scale, speed and stakes of engaging with food at the scales of kitchens, farms and even bioregions. The workshop will conclude with a collaborative meal, using ingredients from our site visits that will be presented to a larger public.

This Summer Studio will be of interest to anyone in the creative sector who has an interest in food, farming or environmental health.

About Genomic Gastronomy:

The CENTER FOR GENOMIC GASTRONOMY is an artist-led think tank launched in 2010 by Cathrine Kramer (NO) and Zack Denfeld (US) that studies the organisms and environments manipulated by human food cultures.

Our mission is:

* to map food controversies
* to prototype alternative culinary futures
* to imagine a more just, biodiverse & beautiful food system.

The Center presents its research through public lectures, research publications, meals and exhibitions. Since 2010, the Center has conducted research and exhibited in Europe, Asia and North America. We collaborate with scientists, chefs, hackers and farmers.

Details of the Summer Studio

Dates:              26, 27, 28 July 2023

Time:               10am – 5pm

Venue:             Project Space, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

Price:               €150 for the three days, lunch included.

How to apply

Participants will have an active and demonstrable practice in this area.

To apply, please send the following:

1) a selected CV (2 pages maximum)

2) an expression of interest stating how participating to Eating Fast & Slow will benefit your practice and referring to projects that demonstrate the socially engaged or collaborative nature of your practice (1 page max + up to 3 images or audio/video files)

Please send all these documents in 1 PDF file by email to apply@firestation.ie with the subject line Summer Studio.

Please note: selection is competitive as numbers are restricted to 12 and a fee of €150 is payable. The closing date for receipt of completed application is Friday 2 June at 5pm.

For queries, contact programme@firestation.ie.

Sculptural Skills Courses: Mould Making Level 1 & 2

Upcoming in-person workshops at Fire Station Artists’ Studios: Mould Making Level 1 & 2 with Ciaran Patterson

FSAS is pleased to announce the Sculptural Skills Courses: Level 1 & 2 Mould Making with Ciaran Patterson. Each course will take place in-person at the Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Workshop, at 9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1, D01 R6P3.

Ciaran Patterson studied Model-making and Special Effects in IADT. He has worked extensively in the bronze casting profession for more than twenty years, both in Ireland and Australia. Ciaran has experience in making large moulds in a variety of materials, including silicone rubber, plaster, fibreglass, and ceramic shell. He currently works at Bronze Art Fine Art Foundry, where he specialises in mould making, wax work and patination. Ciaran is a visiting Lecturer at NCAD, teaching patination techniques in the bronze casting evening class.

Please note: spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a place please email: artadmin@firestation.ie.

BLENDER for Beginners

BLENDER for Beginners

Gary Reddin

March 23

Day long session: 10am – 5pm


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