Precious Yolks - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Precious Yolks

An art workshop for early years

2nd March

11:30am - 13:00pm and 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Admission: €5 for one child and one adult

Book Tickets

This workshop is suitable for children aged 3 - 6 with their adults.

Art is a way of making ordinary things feel precious.

We will begin the workshop by looking carefully at the artworks in the VISUAL galleries, in particular, thinking about what they might be made from.

Next, we will make our own special paint using eggs and powder paints (egg tempera).

Then, we will paint onto scraps of paper and cardboard (prepared with gesso, a kind of Plaster of Paris), to make these very ordinary things, feel precious.

We might build our painted scrap shapes into sculptures, or paintings, or mobiles. We might even try joining lots of pieces together to make a much bigger one. Whatever we decide, when we make something ourselves, everything feels precious.

Be aware that any children with egg allergies cannot attend this workshop.

This workshop will be facilitated by artist, academic and early years specialist, Lucy Hill. Lucy is an assistant professor of Visual Art Education at Dublin City University. She was the inaugural Early Years artist in residence at The Ark Cultural Centre for Children in 2018 and has been awarded three ‘Exploring and Thinking’ Bursaries from the four Dublin Local Authorities. She is the recipient of an Arts Council YPCE (Young People Children & Education) bursary. She completed her PhD at NCAD in 2021, which had an early year’s visual art focus. Lucy has an academic book out in Spring 2024, called ‘Everyday Artfulness: A Posthuman Perspective of Young Childrens Play with Materials’.

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