Current LCGA Events

Still life with...Primary Schools

Jul 11 2010 11:45AM
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Thu 10th June 2010  10.00-11.30am / 12.00pm-1.30pm

Shadow Puppetry Workshop ( Laura Quirke, MIC)

This workshop is aimed at 4-7 year olds and aims to foster the development of the child’s awareness of line, shape, form, and space through discussion and exploration of shadow puppetry, before being involved in creating their own scenes for a shadow puppet show. The children will either select existing puppets, props and scenery or to design and construct their own to create their own scenes. Once this is done, they will be asked to explain what’s happening in their scenes through drawings and discussion.

Still life with… Animation (Rachel Waldron, MIC)
Still life with… Animation is directed towards the junior cycle primary school age child. The workshops will focus on a display on particular programmes suitable for a young age group, such as I can Animate. Children will work in small groups to design and make puppets’ using a range of mixed media, such as fruit, craft media and glue. The final part of the workshop will focus on producing a short animated piece and a final screening.
Still Life with… Workshops for 3rd and 4th classes

Tue 8th June 2010  10.00-11.30am / 12.00pm-1.30pm
Tue 15th June 2010  10.00-11.30am / 12.00pm-1.30pm

1. Introduction to the exhibition, 10mins
The introduction will provide short information on the Still Life by Patrick Hennessey as an example of a traditional painting and an inspiration for contemporary artists and their use of new media in art.
This part aims to understand what a still life painting is in a traditional way, as well as, how it can inspire an artist to create a ‘live’ Still life with…

2. Exploring the exhibition, 20-30mins
This part is designed as an enjoyable and challenging experience, encouraging children to participate in the project.
This part aims to invite children to participate in the exhibition and to develop understanding and appreciation of art. Children can simply play with the exhibition and observe the effects on the three surrounding video projections.

3. Art Workshop, 30-40mins
This part will encourage children to create their own Still life with… By looking at and touching real fruit children will learn about different colours, shapes and textures and by using flexible and plastic materials (paper, glue, etc.) will create their own version of still life.
This part aims to promote and encourage an imagination and to create awareness of colours, forms and textures.


Still life with… Workshops for 5th and 6th classes

Wed 9th June 2010   10.00-11.30am / 12.00pm-1.30pm
Wed 16th June 2010  10.00-11.30am / 12.00pm-1.30pm

1. Introduction to the exhibition, 10mins
The introduction will explain two aspects of the exhibition, a traditional one represented by Patrick Hennessey’s magnificent Still life painting from the permanent collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art, and a contemporary one represented by a 3 dimensional reconstruction of the original Still life within a three interactive video installations. It will provide short information on Patrick Hennessey, his works and also on Cleary and Connolly and their dialogue with the tradition and use of new media in art.
This part aims to understand what a still life painting is in a traditional way, as well as, how it can inspire an artist to create a ‘live’ Still life with… I will provide an opportunity to understand the contemporary interpretation of the classical painting genre.

2. Exploring the exhibition, 15mins
This part is designed as an enjoyable and challenging experience, encouraging children to participate in the project as a completion of the title Still life with…
This part aims to invite children to participate in the exhibition and to develop understanding and appreciation of art. Children can simply play with the exhibition and observe the effects on the three surrounding video projections. It will foster skills of observation and critical analysis.

3. Guided Tour, 20-30mins
This part will highlight some artefacts from the collection linked with the still life genre. Children will meet on their way the reproductions of traditional still life paintings with vessels similar to those in The Hunt Museum.
This part aims to develop knowledge of the history of still life painting, arts and crafts and to give an opportunity to look and explore real 3D artefacts from the collection and their 2D representations on the paintings.

4. Art Workshop, 40mins
This part will encourage children to create their own Still life with… After an introduction to traditional representational style children will draw or paint their own still life with a contemporary creation (thematic, stylistic, etc.).
This part aims to promote and encourage an imagination and to create awareness of traditional representation (colours, shapes, composition, etc.) and its interpretation in 21st century.


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