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Highlanes Gallery

Highlanes Gallery

Public Institution
Summer Childrenīs Workshops at Highlanes Gallery
  Venue: Gallery and Gallery Studio
Sponsor: Drogheda Borough Council / Arts Council
Admission: FREE

Summer Children's Workshops at Highlanes Gallery:
Has your child an interest in drawing, thinking and making things? Children's workshops at Highlanes Gallery are led by artists, facilitators and gallery invigilators exploring their own practice, and the current collection and temporary exhibitions.

The majority of workshops are process-based and explore basic concepts and ideas with children as they are looking. The emphasis is placed on understanding the ideas surrounding the objects or ideas in the exhibitions. Making objects forms part of that process but is not the only goal of the workshop.

Our booking line is open from 10.30am tomorrow Saturday for the workshop programme below. Email is open 24hrs.

Summer Workshops for Children/July 2013

Week 1
Tuesday 9 July Workshop1/ 11.00am-12.30pm/ ages 5-8yrs

Storytelling Workshop

This workshop is led by artist and storyteller PaulTimoney and considers the LFTT Library exhibition Things in Translation. Children will explore the creation and development of character and story in the setting of the library.

Wednesday 10 July Workshop 3/ 11.00am-12.30pm/ ages 6+ (readingand writing)
Words and Pictures
What does a library do? What kinds of things can you discover there? Why is a library in an art gallery? Join facilitator Lynn McGrane and explore what the artists in the exhibition thought and add our own ideas. Work together to create images from the words, use and mix reading, writing and art all at once.

Wednesday 10 July Workshop 4/ 1.30pm-3.00pm/ages 9-13yrs
Pop-Up Topography
What is topography? How can werecord our environment? Join facilitator LynnMcGrane and discuss Panorama:Thomas Markey and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and make our own maps with exaggerated details that pop up when opened.

Thursday 11 July Workshop 5/ 11.00am-12.30pm/ ages 5-8yrs
Thursday 11 July Workshop 6/ 1.30pm-3.00pm/ ages 9-13yrs
The Idea of Me
Working with artist Kieran McNulty and taking inspirationfrom the exhibition Things in Translation,each participant will create a group set of miniature self-portraits that will present different ideas and interpretations of themselves. This will be a mixedmedia workshop focusing on drawing, collage and assemblage.

Week 2
Thursday 18 July Workshop 7/ 11.00am-12.30pm/ ages 5-8yrs
Thursday 18 July Workshop 8/ 1.30pm-3.00pm/ ages 9-13yrs
Clay In Translation
Led by Ceramic artist Mary Cowan Children get the chance to use clay in the gallery studio and shape and model and create in response to the exhibitions.

Cost and Booking: workshops are €5.00 per child.

To book, telephone the gallery on+ 353 (0)41 9803311 or email;

Cancellation: As number sare limited, if you book for your child/children and find on the day that they cannot attend, please telephone the gallery so that the place can be released to another child on the waiting list.

Materials: All materials are supplied.

Can't attend the workshops? - Drop in Drawing is for you!
Just pick up a drawing board at the gallery reception, clip a sheet of cartridge paper to it, and take a pencil,colouring pencil, or crayons, and go into the gallery and relax and respond…
More workshops will be confirmed in the comingweek for late July and August along with details of Drop in Sessions for children accompanied by parents, guardians or minders.

Current Exhibitions:
Panorama: Thomas Markey and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection
Until 10 August

Welcome to Drogheda: Fergal McCarthy - A conversation with the town and its people Until 10 August

Things In Translation: The Legs Foundation A Drogheda Arts Festival Commission Until 24 August

Highlanes Gallery is open 6 days a week:
Monday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5.00pm, closed Sunday

Relax at ouraward winning Relish Café and Foodhall

Highlanes Gallery is grateful for the ongoing financial support of Drogheda Borough Council and the Arts Council as well as from Patrons, Benefactors and Friends.

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery
Laurence Street
Drogheda, County Louth
Ireland (Republic)

tel + 353 (0)41 - 980 33 11
fax + 353 (0)41 - 980 33 13

Send E-mail

Opening hours:
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa 10:30-17:00

Clay workshop in the gallery studio led by Mary Cowan
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