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Arts in Junior Cycle

Dates: Various

Arts in Junior Cycle have an extensive range of elective courses available to book for post-primary School teachers. Please see a selection of the course available below.

Lights, Camera, Action! A film production workshop

Date: Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June

Times:  10.30am – 4pm 

Location: Kilkenny Education Centre

This Arts in Junior Cycle workshop with Young Irish Film Makers (YIFM) in Kilkenny Education Centre will provide participants with an opportunity to:

  • understand how camera tells a story and consider film as visual language
  • engage in the three phases of production from concept to realisation, including: story-boarding, scripting, devising shot lists, filming, editing and creating a final rough cut
  • learn techniques to support classroom engagement with film-making across a range of contexts, including free software and using smart phones to film

This in-person workshop is open to junior cycle teachers of all subjects and disciplines.  

Figurative Oil Painting workshop

Dates: Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th June

Times: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Location: Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts (RHA), Dublin

This Arts in Junior Cycle workshop with visual artist Blaise Smith in the RHA will provide participants with an opportunity to:

  • explore basic technical and material skills to underpin a professional painting practice
  • examine how compositional tools such as the Golden Mean and the Rule of Thirds are utilsed in traditional and contemporary oil painting
  • use a limited palette to create layers and flesh tones
  • explore basic anatomical structure of the human figure

Open to junior cycle teachers of all subject disciplines.

Do Your Own Thing! A workshop to explore the creative process

Dates: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June

Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm

Location: Irish Museum of Modern Art

Arts in Junior Cycle in partnership with visual artist threadstories and writer and poet Colm Keegan offer a two-day workshop in The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

In this hands-on and practical workshop, participants will:

  • engage in an open-ended exploration of word and image, using a variety of art-making materials and writing prompts
  • consider their own relationship to education, art and self-expression
  • gain insights into the creative processes of a visual artist and a writer
  • explore IMMA and use it as a source of inspiration
  • discuss possible approaches to a range of stimuli
  • collaborate in a safe, supportive and experiential environment


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