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The Artful Classroom – CPD for Primary School Teachers

'Catriona Leahy, 'Albatross', Photocopy transfer print on Shiohara Japanese Paper'

'Catriona Leahy, 'Albatross', Photocopy transfer print on Shiohara Japanese Paper'

A partnership project by Fingal County Council & Superprojects

Date: 1st – 5th July 2019

The Artful Classroom is facilitated by Aoife Banim, Anne Bradley, Clare Breen, Catriona Leahy and Beth O’Halloran

This CPD programme The Artful Classroom facilitates primary school teachers to enrich their work in the classroom by exploring contemporary art and architecture, as fascinating resources ripe for use as inspiration and departure points for creative enquiry. Together, the group will explore the national and international practices of artists and architects, through imagery and discussion, and playfully consider how they can be applied to the primary school classroom. Workshop sessions will take place in Draíocht Arts Centre Blanchardstown and The Irish Museum of Modern Art Kilmainham where participants will have an opportunity to explore the work of exciting contemporary artists.

The learning focus will be on processand creative thinking; rather than producing fixed outcomes. Facilitated by Clare Breen, Catriona Leahy, Beth O’Halloran, Anne Bradley and Aoife Banim, the course draws on the expertise of both teachers (with experience of art/architecture) and artists (with experience of education). Each day will be led by a different course facilitator who will share their experience of working creatively with children and demonstrate how they translate their own creative/artistic interests into classroom practice in visual art, and other areas across the curriculum. Participants will creatively explore these practices daily, through a diverse range of hands-on activities.

Schedule and session descriptions

  • Monday: Aoife Banim, Construction ; Draíocht
  • Tuesday: Beth O’Halloran, Paint & Colour; IMMA
  • Wednesday: Clare Breen, Clay (with ICT) and Fabric & Fibre; IMMA
  • Thursday: Anne Bradley, Drawing, Looking & Responding; Draíocht
  • Friday: Catriona Leahy, Print; Draíocht

Dates: Monday 1st – Friday 5th of July 2019
Time:  10am – 3pm daily

Mon/Thur/Fri: Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
Tues/Wed: The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

To book go to
There are only 20 places so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Cost €45 plus booking fee
This programme is financially supported by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office & Superprojects.





Multi-art form

School Level



Dublin City