Children's art workshops in Luan Gallery

Luan Gallery is inviting all budding young artists to join arts facilitator Michele Fox Bell in a four-day art workshop from Tuesday August 20 to Friday August 23. Children aged four to seven years can take part from 10am to 11.15am each morning and children aged eight to 12 years are welcomed from 11.30am to 12.45pm.

Arts facilitator Michele Fox Bell will be facilitating fun and inventive arts and crafts workshops for children aged four to 12 years. This four-day workshop will be both educational and fun for all participants as they learn the magic of art and how the background colour of an art piece impacts the appearance of their drawings.

Throughout these workshops children will be drawing on transparent sheets, these sheets will be placed on top of a white sheet of paper so that children can see their drawings clearly. Once they have finished their drawings, children will witness a disappearing act as they swap the white sheet of paper with black paper. This playful exercise introduces children to the differences between the use of light and dark colours.

When they place the black sheet of paper under their drawings, their work will disappear before their eyes. The children will then partake in fun activities of searching for the missing drawings by making an origami torch and ‘shining’ it between the transparent and black paper. This white paper torch will make sections of their drawings visible. This is a great opportunity for children to get creative and have fun while learning new concepts of art.

“Learn the magic of art as the children make their drawings disappear and reappear before our eyes," said Emma King, cultural assistant at Luan Gallery. "Children will have a great laugh as the learn how to do magic tricks while creating works of art. This paper and pretend workshop is a great opportunity for children to use their imagination as they hunt down their lost drawings with their paper torches."

This four day workshop costs €25 per child, materials are provided. Places are limited so booking and pre-payment is required to secure a place. Book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book your child for this workshop contact Luan Gallery at 09064 52154 or email [email protected].

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