The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's education panel come together and reflect on their experiences, learn from each other and take part in up-skilling workshops. This year the theme will be Identities of 'Maker' and 'Educator'.
The Keynote speaker for the day is Róisín de Buitléar who will talk about how her interest in culture has provided a rich resource to create a lifetime of artworks, travel ad educative projects.
Mid-day session: Four short presentations exploring different aspects of craft and design education in the primary school classroom followed by Q&A
Afternoon session: Two parallel workshops planned for the day. If there is enough interest an additional workshop may be added.
WORKSHOP 1: Julie Forrester & Eilis Murphy
A hands-on workshop exploring reflective practice. The idea is a spark - the spark can be as volatile or as contained as you decide. There will be some parameters which will guide the explorations. Shared knowledge is rich, we will tap into this. The imagination is wild and we will allow this to roam. Other peoples’ ideas are always interesting. Roaming between our own perception, responses to peer work and free expression we will explore the territory together.
WORKSHOP 2: Bairbre-Ann Harkin
Looking and Responding - Taking Róisín de Buitléar's exhibition which will be on display at the Ark as the catalyst, the group will be led through a facilitated conversation about the work. This workshop will give participants more confidence to engage in a more reactive and flexible approach to using exhibitions as a way to tap into people's creative and critical response to art, craft and design.