Be Creative!

Please note: all the workshops are suspended due to the current restrictions for Covid-19

Print Making

Explore a variety of techniques in print making including mono-printing, stencilling, block printing, lino-cut, dry point, and experiment with printing found objects. Create your own unique prints or editions that can be later framed, given as gifts or a batch of your very own hand-made cards.

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 e.g. 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. Students can explore dipping and/or topical dyeing to create a pictorial piece on cloth which can be framed or sewn up later.

Tapestry weaving

The tapestry weaving involves planning & designing your sampler, selecting your materials for your warp and weft, setting up a loom, weaving and finishing a sample piece using a variety of techniques to create a unique piece. This workshops gives you enough to continue developing your skills at home.

Creative workshops

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.

Workshops Prices

All workshops can be attended from 4 to 12 persons - The prices are per person. For courses marked with a ★ lunch can be arranged subject to pre-order at an additional charge.

Felting S

45 €
1.5 hours
Create 1 piece
Materials included
Tea/Coffee included

Felting L

3 hours
Create 2 pieces
Materials included
Tea/Coffee included


150 €
6 hours
Create 3 batik
Materials included
Tea/Coffee included

Eco Printing S

80 €
3 hours
Print on paper
Materials included
Tea/Coffee included

Eco printing L

150 €
6 hours
Print on silk scarf
Materials included
Tea/Coffee included


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