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Creative Engagement and Jewellery Making Workshops

Excellent activities for any year but especially Transition Year students, opening up for them a whole new world of working with metals, gems and jewellery.    An experience so different it may even inspire some to follow a new career path.

Jewellery Making Workshops

A fun, interesting, enjoyable and very rewarding experience.

I have been bringing my jewellery making workshops, to secondary schools for over 20 years. Working with metals such as silver, copper, brass and aluminium, the students get an opportunity to try a variety of techniques used in jewellery making – piercing, filing, hammering and finishing.  Workshops are designed for the absolute beginner and all equipment is provided.  

An excellent activity for any year but especially Transition Year students, opening up a whole new world of gems and jewellery for them.   An experience so different it may even inspire some to follow a new career path.

Can be booked as a one-day workshop or a series of workshops.

For more information please contact us.

 

Creative Engagement

The Creative Engagement programme is co-funded by the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills.  Each year schools from around the country take part, producing creative projects that range from theatre and film through to sculpture and music.  The programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in students and to complement curricular learning in the art, heritage and culture. The following projects were undertaken by first year and third year students, but would also be an ideal activity for transition year students.

It is an arts-in-education programme. This entails an artist or artists coming into the school to work with the students.   A creative engagement happens when a local artist or arts group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students. 

Throughout a series of workshops, I worked with students passing on my skills and knowledge, they practiced the ancient art of metal working and jewellery making, learning new skills working with a range of tools and specialist equipment. Using metals such as silver, copper, brass and aluminium they created some fabulous pieces of jewellery, head pieces and some large panel wall art.

All works created are exhibited nationally, in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art and the National Indoor Sports Arena,  Dublin.  

For more information regarding the above workshops please contact us. 

Further information on the Creative Engagement Programme can be found here:  www.creativeengagement.ie