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How can small artists make really, really, big art? By working together of course! In this workshop we will move through the gallery in playful ways to discover Sonia Shiel's enormous artworks, noticing their colours, animal patterns and how they are made from lots of different parts and folds. Then, we will make our own ‘parts’ (parquetry) using folded cardboard and interesting colours and textured materials, which, when we have finished, we will lay out and connect together, to become (nearly) as big as Sonia's enormous paintings. Joined together they might even make a huge path for us to follow or mountain for us to climb!
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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