The art of work safety


OVER Easter, the Liberties College in Bull Alley, Dublin is offering a four-day intensive art and design course covering colour and light, construction and collage, life drawing, mixed media exploration and presentation techniques.

It is aimed at those with a general interest in art and design but also those who want to prepare or improve their portfolio of work. The course costs £85 and runs from the April 9th-12th. For further information contact Miriam O'Donoghue on telephone (01) 454 0044 or fax (01) 454 6348.

With companies now expected to adhere to specific health and safety regulations in the workplace, having personnel properly trained in first aid is becoming crucial. The St John Ambulance Brigade is an expert source of training and it is starting its post-Easter training course at its headquarters in Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, on the evening of April 11th. For further information contact Vivienne Butler (mornings only) at (01) 6688077.

The Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design is offering mature students the opportunity to participate in some of its third-level courses on a part-time basis. Students attend college three nights per week and for one full week each term and receive credits for their work under the NCEA's accumulated credits system.

The college offers a consultation service to potential students both to discuss the course and to advise on how to prepare a portfolio for application and further information is available from Noreen Daly, head of continuing education at telephone (01) 2801138 or fax (01) 280 3345.