VENUE The Ark, Temple Bar
TIME 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm
TICKET COST €10 per workshop
IN ASSOCIATION WITH KIDS’ OWN PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP AND THE ARK
Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, as part of its 20-year anniversary celebrations, will host a 2-day sectoral event exploring the value of publishing with children, and interrogating how we can support children to be seen and heard within our literature, culture and society.
A day of practical exploration and creativity
Workshops for artists, teachers and arts education practitioners
11am – 1pm
All That We Are: An artist-led public participatory workshop with Simon Spain (Australia)
Kids’ Own co-founder and artist Simon Spain returns to Ireland to share his practice with Irish artists, teachers and practitioners. Through this practical workshop where participants will make figures from wood and plaster that will be joined to create a gathering, Simon will discuss key elements of his current practice-based PhD enquiry about working as a socially engaged artist. The work is centred around a strong theory of collaborative making environments that create liminal spaces for individual input while leading to a shared outcome celebrating difference.
Workshop fee: €10
2pm – 5pm
Print and book-making workshop with Alain Regnier (Belgium)
In this workshop, printmaker and art teacher (and founder of Motamo International Biennial of Children’s Books) Alain Regnier shares his way of working and will support participants to make books that include print and text, inspired by the work of his second-level students in Belgium. Copies of the books made during this workshop will be taken back to Belgium to be shared with a European audience.
Workshop fee: €10