Batman Needs a Break! 11 Jan 2020

Help the caped crusader to cast off his worries and unwind in this creative workshop with multi-disciplinary artist Paul Timoney.

Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over clues in the deep dark Batcave that now he is completely exhausted. But when he finally gets a holiday, he realises he hasn’t got a clue how to relax! He tries baking to see if that will help him calm down, but it turns out he’s not very good at it. What else can he do to just chill out?

During this workshop, hosted by Batman himself, children will help The Dark Knight to find ways to de-stress, as we create Utility Belts crammed with calming contraptions, and make colourful capes to help unleash our Inner Heroes of Happiness.

About the Artist:

Paul Timoney is a multi-disciplinary artist who makes stories, poems, performances and pictures. He regularly leads creative workshops for people of all ages and has successfully collaborated with First Fortnight on a number of occasions. He graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 2004 with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Art & Design Education. In 2005, he was awarded a scholarship to study at NUIG - Burren College of Art, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007. He has taught regularly at Saint Brigid's School in Mullingar, which serves pupils with special needs, and at The Athlone Institute Of Technology as an Interactional Approaches (Art, Drama and Facilitation) Lecturer for students studying for Diplomas and Degrees in Childcare and Social Care Practice. In 2010, he wrote a chapter on Creative Group Facilitation for a book titled 'Creative Studies for the Caring Professions,' published by Gill & Macmillan. He is also a member of The Teaching Council of Ireland.