What does Arts in Education practice look like? Read about the processes and partnerships behind current projects happening around Ireland.

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A Sensory Experience of Place

This arts in education experience was developed as part of the Virtually There project. Virtually There is a virtual artist-in-residence project managed by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. The participants of A Sensory Experience of Place are Lisa Cahill (artist), Leanne Kyle (teacher) and P2 & 3 Aughnacloy Primary School, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone. A unique aspect of Virtually There is the virtual dimension with the artists connecting with the classroom live from their studios.

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Virtually There with St Patrick’s P.S. Co Armagh

Artist Sharon Kelly and teacher Fionnuala Hughes from at St Patrick’s PS, Co. Armagh, talk about their explorations for this phase of the Virtually There Project around the idea of Balance

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Mateusz Szczerek & Ivonne Kalter in CoisCéim's THE WOLF AND PETER by David Bolger - Photo by Ros Kavanagh

CREATIVE DANCE TALES – A Digital Resource for Teachers and Dance Artists

Artist(s): Philippa Donnellan

Teachers(s): Susan Marron, Dr Frances Murphy, Dr Maura Coulter

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Designing the Rocket - Artist Helen Barry

A Space To Grow

Artist(s): Helen Barry

Teachers(s): Sharon Smyth

School/Group: St. Raphaela’s Primary School, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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Artist Louise Manifold, 4th Class from Cregmore National School and their teacher Stephanie Herwood, commissioned by TULCA and funded by the Marine Institute.

Build Your Own Unknown

"Build Your Own Unknown" is a collaboration between Artist Louise Manifold, Cregmore NS and TULCA partnering with The Marine Institute.

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Image credit "Our Place" Project with The Glucksmam, UCC and direct provision centres in Kinsale Road and Glouthaune, Cork

Our Place: An art project with children living in direct provision

Our Place was a project that sought to offer a marginalized section of our community a creative and positive experience within a museum environment.

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‘Dublin Ships’ Public Art Engagement Programme

The project engaged withchildren in response to a public artwork. It explored questions about potential forms of art & public art as well as themes relevant to the work such as technology, infrastructure, philosophy, locality.

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The Easter Rising Dance Project

Dance artist Maria Svensson worked with teacher Marie O’Connell and 3rd class children from Ardfert National School, Tralee, Co. Kerry to explore the theme of the Easter Rising through a creative exploration of movement and dance.

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100 Year History Project – Children as researchers

A creative commemoration project, engaging children and teachers from 10 schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland with the Decade of Commemorations, through research and creative activity alongside a professional artist and writer.

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(c) Vanya Lambrecht Ward. Courtesy of Kids' Own

Virtually There

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward collaborates with children from Ardfert National School, Tralee, via video conferencing technology.

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Room 13 (c) Fingal Arts Office

Room 13

Artists Órla Kelly and Anne Cradden work with Scoil Bhríde Cailíní and Tyrrelstown Education Together, supported by Fingal County Arts Office.

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Full concentration (c) Helen Barry

Learning About Learning

Artist Helen Barry works with Teacher Joanna McCallig and Junior Infant children from Dominican National School, Dun Laoghaire.

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(c) Ciara Harrison


Artist Ciara Harrison works with children from St Mary's Junior National School and teacher Judy Lawler.

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Graffiti Theatre Company's 'After Dark'

Doctor Darkness

Graffiti Theatre Company collaborated with six schools to deliver educational drama workshops in County Cork.

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Fatima (c) Helen Barry

Cubes and Compromise

Visual artist Helen Barry engaged in a 12week collaborative residency with 1st class children in the Muslim National School, Clonskeagh. Together they explored components of Islamic art and design using a cross-curricular approach.

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Finding our way

A collaborative dance artist in residence programme, co-ordinated by the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education.

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