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School Workshops: Imaginary Animals – Curious Creatures! 11 - 14 Jun 2024

Students in Junior Infants to 6th class will dream and create entirely new animals in this fun visual art workshop with artist Róisín White.

After a visit to The Beautiful Beasts Exhibition viewing the mighty creatures, be inspired to create and invent your own magical and fantastical creatures! Imagine a two-headed dragon, or a shapeshifting cat-dog, or picture having tea with an octopus (that is actually made of snakes and eels and has a hot air balloon for a body!).

Then summon your own animal energy to make masks of your beautiful beasts using lots of paper and glue.

The workshops on 12 and 13 June are kindly sponsored by Cruinniú na nÓg.

Róisín White Bio

About Róisín White

Róisín White is a visual artist and arts facilitator based in Ireland. She primarily works with photography, with diverse interests in mixed media sculpture. Her work often stems from found and archival materials, with an interest in storytelling, both historical and imagined. She has exhibited her work extensively across Ireland and Europe.

Róisín has worked with children and young people within her visual arts practice for over 10 years, working both collaboratively, and in a facilitation role. She is inspired by the sense of play and curiosity that young people show while making art, and strives to create an environment that gives young people the space and confidence to try things out and be led by their own interests. Recent youth-led projects have included working with PhotoIreland, The Ark Children’s Cultural Centre, Greywood Arts/National Space Station in Ireland, and Landskrona Foto in Sweden. She is currently the artist in residence at the Dún Laoghaire Baths Studios from 2023 - 2025.

Curricular Links

The visual art activities in this workshop have been designed to develop observation skills, creativity and imagination. It aims to encourage children to look at and appreciate many different animals through art making, opening up many opportunities for self expression.