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The Winter Art Studio for Families 6 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015

The Winter Art Studio is a fun and creative experience that enables the whole family to engage with and create visual art together.

Presented by The Ark and The LAB Gallery/Dublin City Council Arts Office

To start your creative adventure, our professional studio artist will introduce you to a number of winter themed contemporary Irish artworks and encourage you to share your thoughts on the work.

You will then move into the studio which is packed full of ‘things’ (artwork, books, objects, illustrations and photographs) for you to explore to help you to consider the theme of winter and the types of feelings, imagery and colours associated with it before you start to create!

There are work stations set up with an exciting selection of tools and materials for you to use. You can unleash your imagination and experiment with different paints and drawing materials, clay, fabrics and other mixed media. As you start to create your own artworks together, the artist will demonstrate some of their techniques and provide inspiration in an inventive and relaxed environment.

A special thank you to Mason, Hayes & Curran for the loan of artwork.

Lead Artist - Elaine Leader

Elaine Leader is a practicing Artist and Art Educator with over 18 years experience teaching and facilitating workshops and collaborative projects at primary schools and at third level (NCAD, DLIADT), as well as at libraries and different community outreach projects. She is on the Dublin City Council Artists Panel, The Arts Council Artist in Prison Scheme as well as on teaching panels for The National Gallery of Ireland, The Hugh Lane, The Print Museum and Black Church Print Studio. Her practice is based in Printmaking, Drawing, Model Making and large scale Installations. She has recently completed an MA in Sculpture at NCAD.