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Art and Philosophy in The Classroom 8 Nov 2014

A special event for primary teachers, artists and arts professionals interested in working within a primary school context. Presented by The Ark and The LAB Gallery/Dublin City Council Arts Office

Facilitated by Katy Fitzpatrick and Dr Aislinn O’Donnell.

Beginning with the Looking and Responding curriculum strand units, this workshop draws together philosophical ideas and contemporary art, opening up new ways of connecting children’s inquiring minds with their imaginative capacities through practical exercises and discussions.

The session aims to introduce ways to discuss ideas and to look at various approaches to manifesting those ideas in response to contemporary art practices. There will be a focus upon creative methodologies, and an exploration of ways in which the workshop can support integration with the wider curriculum, children’s capacity for expression and for critical and independent thought.

About the facilitators

Katy Fitzpatrick is an Education Curator, Facilitator and Consultant based in Ireland. She has been working in the field of arts education for ten years. Previous experience in this field include the following: Children's Programme Coordinator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2013-2014), Early Years and Families Curator, Tate London (2011-2012), and Education Curator, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2007-2010).

Dr Aislinn O’Donnell is Lecturer in Philosophy of Education in Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick). She has worked in the National College of Art and Design on their MA Course ‘Art in the Contemporary World’, in Philosophy Departments in UCD and the University of Dundee, and in teacher education and human development in St Patrick’s College (DCU).