This workshop will introduce children to the subject of Archaeology, using the Monument Exhibition at Galway City Museum as its guide. In the first part of the workshop, Museum Director, Eithne Verling, will bring children through the archaeological finds discovered at Dun Aonghus, on the Aran Islands and talk to them about history and the way of life on these islands.
A second workshop will be delivered by paper artist Maeve Clancy who will guide children through the basics of pop up and paper engineering. Using the Monument exhibition at Galway City Museum for inspiration, children will learn how to fold, cut, draw and stick to make their own pop up version of Dun Aengus. Instructions and links for further adventures in pop up will be provided as part of this intensive workshop.
Folklore Myths & Legends
A two-part storytelling and drawing workshop based on mythical creatures. In part one, Galway-born storyteller Niall de Búrca will introduce a range of mythical creatures from throughout history and across cultures (sirens, mermaids, dragons, griffins, elves, trolls, etc.), before focussing on Irish mythical creatures and telling a story with a Galway slant.
In part two, Galway-based artist Róisín Curé will lead a workshop teaching basic drawing skills so that the participants can draw mythical creatures. Finally, they will learn to develop their own imagined creature and to create a comic book strip about it.
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Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.