Published 23.07.2014
by Kids’ Own

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 – 10yrs / €5
***this workshop is now fully booked***

Working with artist Andrew Livingstone children will learn how to model clay and sculpt their own small figure. The aim of this workshop is to create a set of small clay figures that will be placed outside the galley to be eroded by the weather. The figures will become part of the Virtually There exhibition and visitors to the gallery will be able to view the change in the work over the period of the exhibition. The figures will ultimately dissolve through exposure to the natural elements.

Saturday 9 August
Virtually There: Tour of Work, Conversation, Exploration
12 -2 pm / Free

The launch will include a special introductory session led by Orla Kenny and exhibiting artists, Sharon Kelly, Ann Donnelly and Julie Forrester. We invite you to explore the role of technology and how it can support meaningful collaborations between artists, children and teachers, and enrich children’s creativity and learning experiences within the school environment. This event is free but places must be booked in advance. To attend this session please RSVP to info@highlanes.ie

Friday 15 and 22 August
Interpret – Inside and Outside: children’s workshop with artist Sharon Kelly
11.30 am – 1pm / 10-12 years / €5.00 / 10-15 places

Using words as triggers join artist Sharon Kelly to explore the drawing process. After viewing the exhibition, children are invited to bring their individual responses together in this collaborative drawing experience. Children are requested to wear clothes suitable for an art workshop. Early booking is advised on info@highlanes.ie and 041-9803311.

Thursday 21 August
Virtual workshop with artist Sharon Kelly

11.30 am – 1pm / 10-12 years /€5.00 / 10-15 places

Link virtually with artist Sharon Kelly to explore ideas through the drawing process. This virtual workshop takes its cue from themes present in the exhibition. Children are requested to wear clothes suitable for an art workshop. Early booking is advised on info@highlanes.ie and 041-9803311.

Want to know if Virtually There is coming to your area? Learn more about the exhibition and future tour dates here.

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