Virtually There: Introducing a new artist-teacher partnership

We continue our introduction of the new artists and teachers joining the new phase of the Virtually There project, this week we introduce you to teacher Leanne Kyle from st Aughnacloy Primary school and dancer Lisa Cahill. Teacher Leanne Kyle at Aughnacloy Primary School I always enjoyed art as a child. My favourite programme on T.V  was art attack and I spent my summers making large scale art attacks in the fields w
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Creating a new digital map of Roscommon

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for ‘Our Map’ at Roscommon Arts Centre during the Culture night weekend, September 16th – 18th. Over the three days we were delighted to be joined by children and their families from the area to share their stories and favourite places with us in the creation of a new digital map of Roscommon. Nana’s house in four mile house They had to get a new duck cause the f
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Virtually There – Opportunity for Schools

Kids’ Own in partnership with Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre, Kilkenny Education Centre, Sligo Education Centre and Education Centre Tralee is pleased to invite applications from 4 schools (one from each Education Centre area) to participate in the ‘Virtually There’ Project from October 2016 to December 2016. This project represents a very exciting opportunity for schools that are interested in creative engageme
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Virtually There - Joanna Harriott & Helen Barry

Virtually There: Introducing our new artists & teachers

To celebrate the start of the new phase of the Virtually There project, over the next few weeks we would like to introduce you to the new artists and teachers joining the project. This week we meet teacher Joanna Harriott from St John the Baptist P.S. Andersonstown and visual artist Helen Barry. Teacher Joanna Harriott at St John the Baptist P.S. Belfast I have always enjoyed art. I have fond memories of going to vis
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‘Virtually There’ Opportunity for Visual Artists

Kids’ Own is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following opportunity: ‘Virtually There’ Visual Artists   Kids’ Own seeks 4 artists to join a new exciting phase of the ‘Virtually There’ project to take place in four counties in the Republic of Ireland funded by the Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with The Education Centre, Tralee, Kilkenny Education Centre, Sligo Ed
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Culture Night weekend: Kids’ Own “Our Map” at Roscommon Arts Centre

Come to “Our Map” hosted by Kids’ Own at Roscommon Arts Centre this September and join the hive of industry and creativity during Culture Night weekend. Share your stories through book making and digital mapping and join us in the creation of a new digital map of Roscommon which will bring your ideas and experiences to life. This project is part of a new exploration of work for Kids’ Own that seeks to combine traditi
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Artists, schools and action researcher announced for new phase of ‘Virtually There’

A new phase of the ‘Virtually There’ project will take place in Northern Ireland over a four-year period (2016-2020) funded through a ‘More and Better’ Grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund. Virtually There is an artist in schools programme connecting artists, children and teachers through online residencies. We are delighted to announce the following artists, primary schools and action res
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Practice Tour

Summer course for teachers: Placing the Creative Process at the Heart of Learning

Kids’ Own is hosting a summer course for primary school teachers in partnership with The Education Centre, Tralee. This course aims to equip teachers with confidence and skills in relation to their own approaches to working with children in the classroom. The key aims of the course are: For teachers to experience approaches that place the creative process at the heart of learning To equip participants with the
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Another Planet: further adventures in the virtual world

Virtually There Curator Ann Donnelly continues her exploration of the project with a visit to artist Sharon Kelly’s studio in Belfast during a vibrant online session with St Patrick’s Primary School, Crossmaglen. I have visited schools before during Virtually There sessions but outside my own work I have never seen the project in action from the perspective of another artist in the studio. It has been an
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