I know how important creativity and creating is to me, I love encouraging this part of our nature and skill set to flourish in others. So facilitating creative workshops has always been an integral part of my creative path. My experience has ranged from working one to one, to working with groups of up to sixty people!! …and from busy boisterous toddlers to amazingly, wonderful ninety odd years olds.
I have had the opportunity to work with many schools, community groups and education centres, including the Irish Wheelchair Association, The North West Autism group and Donegal/Sligo education boards.
Above: school group doing stop motion animation during CRAFTed and keeping tally of the frames already shot.
Since 2011 I have been a member of DCCOI’s education panel, this has given me great training and practical understanding of how creative projects can be applicable across the school curriculum. This has resulted in some wonderful creation by the children, working in clay, or mixed media to create animation. Some links to examples below.
2017 CRAFTed with Aphort school, Araqnmore Island Donegal
2013 CRAFTed project with a Gweedore School, Donegal.
Below a link to 20011 CRAFTed project images with a Sligo school.