Sunday, 27 November 2011

Another busy week

We had another busy week this week, here's a few pictures of what was happening:

Still-life painting:

8 to 12 years


Creative Textiles

4 to 7 years
The 4 to 7 year olds are continuing to work on their alien landscape. Last week they painted the background and this week started constructing buildings and landscape features. Watch out for the aliens coming soon!

13 to 18 years

Jesse Tree Symbols
The First Communion class from St. Mel's NS, Ardagh and Scoil Bhríde, Glen also visited us during the week to make symbols for the Jesse Tree which will be on the altar in St Brigid's Church, Ardagh during advent. Thanks to Sr. Maria for organising the visit and to Claire Flood, Aisling Conway and Mary Jones who accompanied them.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

8 to 12 years - Block 2

The 8 to 12 year olds are working on a puppetry or stop-motion project in groups for Block 2. They have already designed story-boards and started working on models. We have some interesting ideas developing which will result in either short animated clips or puppet shows by Christmas. There are still places available and it's not too late to join in for this block. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it develops. Watch out for more photos over the next few weeks.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Recent toddler mornings

The parent and toddler creative mornings continue on Wednesdays from 10.00 to 11.00am. Feel free to drop in any week that suits. Here's some of the recent creations:

Still-Life Painting

I'm really delighted at how these turned out, all from complete beginners, some not fully completed yet. Still-Life painting continues on Monday mornings from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Call to book or just drop in, €20 per week with free tea or coffee.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Our first ten weeks on YouTube

We've just uploaded pictures from our first ten weeks on YouTube, it's hard to believe we did all this in such a short time!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Club Ardagh mid-term camp

We had two very enjoyable mornings with the children and staff from Club Ardagh during the mid-term. After a walk in the woods on a beautiful sunny morning we painted some trees using twigs as brushes. The next morning we gathered more leaves and printed our forest floor with them before creating trees with our collected twigs and branches and decorating the ground with beech nuts, pine cones and leaves. It took a bit of experimenting to make our trees stand, but we also found some time for a bit of drawing, sticking and tie-dying too. The winter forest is still there on display if anyone wants to pop in and see for themselves.