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Wild and Wonderful Art for Cruinniú na nÓg!

Wild and Wonderful Art for Cruinniú na nÓg!

Lots of young children have been really creative over the last couple of weeks! Through a series of four short videos artist and educator Paula Henihan working alongside the Linenhall Arts Centre encouraged young children to use the visual potential of objects around them at home and in their gardens to create their own art piece based on the broad theme “Wild and Wonderful Things”. It's all part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2020. The response has been amazing! Read more and see the images...

The first of the four videos focused on gathering materials and getting prepared to make an art work. At the end of the video children were encouraged to try out writing their name using some of the objects they had gathered.

The second video focused on making art while you're out and about, on the beach, in the woods or in your garden for example. Children learned about using contrast, and were encouraged to try out making patterns. Designing a picture, and considering background was the focus of video number three, before the series rounded off with some tips on photographing the art works created.

The Linenhall Arts Centre would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the children who took part, as well as their families, and schools who supported them in their creativity. 

For those who haven't yet had a chance to give it a go, the "Wild and Wonderful Things" videos are available to view on youtube simply click here.  

Cruinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people which happens throughout Ireland on Saturday 13th June. Support from Creative Ireland Mayo for the events at the Linenhall Arts Centre is gratefully acknowleged.

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