Cois Claí - Learning Outside the Box

Unique Educational Experiences for Multiple Intelligences - Arts, Design, Music, Technology, Yoga, Wellbeing, Gaeilge, Play, Improvisation, Interactive Multimedia and more...

Comhcheol Arts and Wellness believes in holistic lifelong learning.

Cois Claí is inspired by 'scoil cois claí ' Ireland's historic hedge schools, which were an important community-level response to a strong educational need. Maria, founder of Comhcheol, has a unique educational history, involving fine art, music, multimedia, technology and yoga. Her PhD research was decidedly interdisciplinary, involving art, technology, philosophy, play and improvisation research, dance, theatre and coding.

Through Cois Claí, the arts and education side of Comhcheol, Maria will deliver educational experiences to young and old that blend subjects in a way that caters to people's natural multiple intelligences, rather than channeling them down the narrow learning paths conventionally pursued. Whatever the class may be, it is sure to be a refreshingly different learning experience, with a creative, holistic, playful edge.

(Some background about me.)

Additional Classes Available for Community / Business  Groups

  • Digital Skills for Citizens
    (Free, government funded course that gets 'Offliners' online.)
  • Digital Design
    (Use free software to do graphic design. Make posters, still-image videos, websites.)
  • Internet Safety Talks and Workshops (incl. tips on creation and control of digital content, positive digital habits and with some chair yoga and posture advice too.)
  • Feadóg trí mhéin na Gaeilge
    (Whistle classes through Irish for chiildren or adults.)
  • Mol an Óige
    (Youth Music Workshops - Percussion, Song, Performance)
  • Yogis Beaga (Yoga + Music + Play + Gaeilge)

    Drawing on a wealth of diverse experience and expertise, bespoke classes can be tailored to the needs of your school / community group /business. Make contact if you would like to collaborate on any projects that looks to blend arts and wellness contact me at Comhcheol Arts and Wellness and we can innovate together!

    Price list here

Digital Design - This course has previously received ETB funding. Outcomes could include posters, calendar, website etc.

Example Children's whistle class taught through Irish. Ages 6 yrs upwards.

Digital Skills for Citizens - A free government funded scheme. 10 places, 5 x 2hr classes. Clubs, groups, organisations etc. all welcome. All areas of Donegal potentially covered.

Yoga + Mindfulness + Relaxation+ Song + Games + Percussion + Gaeilge = Yogis Beaga