The Carmel T. Madigan's Loophead Summer Hedge School
Jul 14 2014 - Aug 17 2014
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Loophead Summer Hedge School, Cross Village, Loop Head, Clare, Republic of Ireland
Ms Carmel T Madigan
The school provides daily and weekly based programmes covering topics of local coastal and shoreline habitat, flora, fauna, art, philosophy and creative writing in a relaxed, quirky environment.
The Carmel T. Madigan's Loophead Summer Hedge School provides daily and weekly based programmes covering topics of local coastal and shoreline habitat, flora, fauna, art, philosophy and creative writing in a relaxed, quirky environment. This is the second year of the school, which is run by artist, author, habitat researcher and native Carmel T. Madigan.
Short three to four hour modules (mostly at weekends) include guided rocky shore explorations to examine species of seaweed, shore flora and fauna and their inter-dependencies on an Atlantic rocky beach; and a selection of guided botanical and natural history walks to immerse participants in the deep and ancient rooted traditions of Loophead together with its wonderful summer flora that inspired the tutor to write 'The Wild Flowers of Loophead'.
Longer programmes include three day art making with philosophy - a sense of exploring the inner self. These take place for a full day from 10am to 4pm daily with lunch included.
Full week programmes include a literary week with a number of guest creative writing facilitators and published writers, which is bonded with outdoor habitat research and exploration to build observation skills and vocabulary. There is also a full week 'Art and the Environment' programme, which involves seeking inspiration from nature, outdoor drawing, building observational skills, and understanding the little nuances of nature. Full week programmes are offered Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm with light lunch and refreshments provided. The Hedge School Summer Art Gallery and Tea Rooms will be open to the public on selected dates when programmes are not running.