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Indulge your creative impulse in the presence of Nature

Explore your creativity - Create unique pieces of art - Learn a creative skill - Immerse yourself in mindfulness

Unleash your inner artist and explore your creativity using ancient crafts and natural materials with local artist, Bernie Dignam, owner of Connemara Creative. Following a long and successful career in teaching, Bernie has created a unique experience at her studio in one of Connemara’s most breath-taking settings overlooking the Twelve Bens mountains and Garraunbaun lake.
Offering quality tuition, workshops are designed for intimate groups with a focus on mindfulness and bringing out the inner creativity and confidence in each person through existing or bespoke workshops.
All equipment, including materials and refreshments, are provided as part of the course fee.


Connemara Creative Key Highlights 

Create original art using ancient & contemporary techniques - explore Bernie’s Fine Art pieces
Enjoy the creative ambience of a professional artists studio within an inspirational setting
Beautiful Location overlooking Twelve Bens mountains and Garraunbaun lake
Connemara Hub convenient to key Connemara locations including Kylemore Abbey and Clifden
Quality time to spend with family, friends, like-minded people in a stress free environment
Catering meals can be pre-ordered - unlimited tea/coffee available at each workshop


Our workshops comply with COVID-19 Safety Charter Terms and Conditions.


Be Creative!

Eco Printing

This workshop begins with foraging leaves or flowers in the garden where you will gain intriguing insights into how different natural mordants draw out the dyes in diverse raw materials. Craft your own unique designs and print them on paper or on a silk scarf.

Felt Making

Explore the ancient craft of felt making, traditional wet felting offers an opportunity to play with colour & texture using wool and silk fibres to create your own unique pieces. Using the resist method you can create 3D pieces like flowers or bowls.


Batik is a very creative medium offering the opportunity to create images on fabric by applying wax & dye to the fabric to create a unique piece of your own. Learn how to create a pictorial piece on cloth which can be framed or sewn up later.


Bernie is really creative and her work is very beautiful, her bright studio is the ideal space to find her own art.
Liam Dossena
Bernie's studio is a great space to be free to explore your ideas with her expertise, a lovely experience.
Grace O'Connor
It is great fun to do different workshops with Bernie. Especially the felting workshop got me completely hooked. Bernie is a very good and relaxed teacher. Absolutely worth trying.
Ellen van Boeijen
Had a wonderful day wet felting. Bernie is superb tutor and such an enjoyable day spent learning new skills. Thx you look forward to seeing you soon.
Michelle Courtney
Bernie does fabulous work, and I think is a very talented and generous teacher, working and living in a beautiful area.
Heather Greer
Had an enjoyable day at wet felting workshop. Bernie a wonderful teacher! Hooked already!!!
Catherine O' Connor