Cut it Out!: Online Collage Workshop 7 Aug 2021

Inspired by paper and everyday objects, create colourful collages in this online visual art workshop with artist Róísín White.

Seemingly so simple and blank, paper has been tool we have used to express our ideas for hundreds years. Where our writing, our designs, our scribbles, our plans and our artworks take shape, paper is generally where it all begins, allowing us to bring our creations to life.

Drawing on paper, cutting and sculpting with it, this workshop will reveal how we can use paper in different ways to make our own artworks. Using objects as inspiration and paper as your tool you will turn everyday objects into new and exciting creatures, novel inventions and intriguing machines.

Join artist Róísín White for a journey with paper cut-outs and collage to create fantastical worlds from real life STUFF. Think leggy can-opener insects, fiery pineapple planets and robotic trees... anything is possible when creativity and paper combine!

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

Materials required:

  • Paper (a selection of colours, textures/newpaper/magazines etc)
  • Scissors
  • Pritt stick
  • A pencil

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 Róisín White

Róisín White is a Dublin based visual artist. She studied Photography at DIT, as well as sculpture and ceramics at NCAD. Róisín likes to create her own artworks by using old images and objects to tell stories, she likes to make picture books that share secrets and folktales. Róisín enjoys finding tiny stories from history and making them big and important through her artwork.

Róisín has worked with children and young people for over 10 years through visual arts and outdoor education, she likes for children to learn-by-doing, experiment and not be afraid to make mistakes, because it is often in happy accidents that magic happens!