Online Crafts Club: The Art of Cave Painting 30 Jan 2021

Like the first cave painters, let sound and music inspire you to create new art in this online Crafts Club workshop with Kim Sharkey.

Imagine how the hoof beat percussion of animals and the soft clap of human hands may have inspired some of the earliest human artworks. This online visual art workshop is inspired by studies that connect early cave paintings with sound.

Presented in partnership with Design & Crafts Council Ireland, during this workshop you will respond to music using techniques of print and drawing to create a unique artwork using materials easily found at home.

All you'll need is:

  • Pencil
  • A4 paper drawing or cartridge paper preferably
  • Scissors
  • Oil pastel/paint or crayon
  • Mark-making tools, e.g. pen, twig, fork, string, barbecue skewers etc.
  • Recycled card like cereal box cut into gift card sized squares

Requirements for Participation

For safety reasons, a parent or grown-up should be present in the room throughout the session, and if necessary be available to assist their child, so you're very welcome to take part in the workshop alongside your child.

  • Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table at children’s eye level
  • A table to sit at
  • Basic art materials as listed above

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software.This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the workshop, the artist and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.

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About Kim Sharkey

Kim Sharkey is a multimedia artist specialising in illustration and ceramics, working from her home on the north west coast of county Donegal. Kim is a member of the DCCI Educational Panel and regional coordinator of their CRAFTed programme. She is an award winning illustrator and recipient of this year’s Children’s Books Ireland/KPMG Eilís Dillon Award 2020.