Early Years Workshop: 1-3 Year Olds

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Tuesdays 27 February -20 March, 11am-Noon

Early Years Workshop: 1-3 Years Olds

Join ecological artist Ashleigh Downey during this four week course on a sensory journey of sights, sounds, smells and textures from nature’s garden. Through nature based art activities and storytelling, a creative connection with nature will be encouraged.

Fee €20 for four weeks or €5 per class. Booking required.

Tuesday 27 February Birds

Together we will make a large nest from natural materials, and look at the marks of birds that we created. We will explore the senses through nature play inspired by Un Matin painting by William Leech.

Tuesday 6 March Nests

Participants will explore the senses through material play and by looking at Towards Night and Winter by painter Frank O’Meara. We will create colourful bird baskets and together explore collective drawing and mark-making.

Tuesday 13 March Growth

Looking at Mrs Lavery Sketchting by Sir John Lavery, we will explore our senses through plant discovery and tactile play. Drawing on nature to create pictures and plant seeds to grow and nurture at home.

Tuesday 20 March Nature

We will observe Sean Scully’s paintings and create nature inspired prints using clay and natural found foliage. A tactile workshop to awaken our sense of curiosity!

Join ecological artist Ashleigh Downey during this four week course on a sensory journey of sights, sounds, smells and textures from nature’s garden.  Through nature based art activities and storytelling, a creative connection with nature will be encouraged.