arts in education
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Orla Kenny: Tribute to a friend and colleague

One month on from the sad and untimely death of our long-term Creative Director, Orla Kenny, I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to a great friend, mentor and leader who inspired me in so many ways. Orla began working with Kids’ Own in 2000, when the organisation’s founders were still putting Kids’ Own on the cultural map as a unique publisher of children’s voices and artwork. After Orla’s death, co-f
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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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Symposium: Creativity in Primary Education at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio: Speakers announced

Kids’ Own and the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio present: Creativity in Primary Education How can we impact on children’s learning experiences through the arts? A symposium at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio Thursday 19th March, 1-5pm Kids’ Own and F.E. Mc William Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, host this special event for artists, teachers, practitioners and sector professionals with an interest in current
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Virtually There Symposium 16 October: Are we on the road to meaningful arts experiences with children in schools?

Kids’ Own and Visual Art Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will host a national symposium for the education & arts sectors on Thursday 16 October 2014 on the theme “Virtually There? Are we on the road to meaningful arts experiences with children in schools?”  As part of Kids’ Own’s national Virtually There Tour – funded through the Arts Council’s Touring & Dissemination of Work Award
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Virtually There: summer events at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

The Virtually There exhibition tour launches on 9 August 2014 at Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda. Virtually There showcases artwork created by artists, children and teachers through online residencies. In conjunction with this exhibition, there will be a number of events at Highlanes for children, parents, teachers and artists. Wednesday 6 August Clay Figures: Here today – gone tomorrow? 1.30 – 4.00 pm /6 –
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