Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Creativity in the Classroom (DLRCIC) uses the model of practice and ethos of Creativity in the Classroom which was set up 20 years ago with a cluster of 6 schools in Dublin’s south inner city. This project uses visual art as a means of helping children develop their sense of self and provides them with time to explore their creative energy, time to experience the process of what it is to be. This allows for the multitude of emotional responses that will unfold, both positive and negative. More importantly it gives freedom for these responses and provides a safe environment for them to be dealt with.
dlr Creativity in the Classroom will work with school children in Dalkey School Project N.S. and Holy Family N.S., Monkstown from September – December 2020.
Artist Liz McMahon is working with children from Dalkey School Project on Killiney Hill as part of a Forest Friday project where they are immersed in nature, exploring natural habitats, dyes and colours among other exciting things. Artist Claire Halpin is working with students from Holy Family N.S. exploring colour, shape and form and moving into exploring colour through thread drawing and fabric forms inspired by a remote visit to the Unfolding exhibition of craft at Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon.
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