Get Creative and Pass It On!

About this Course; Sean Corcoran has designed this course for teachers who would like to introduce their students to some exciting and effective art projects. Yet the suggested art projects will be practical for large busy classroom situations.

Teacher Training

Sean will demonstrate many simple techniques that can be used with a variety of basic art supplies that are readily available. There will be lots of finished examples of artworks to view that were created with kids. While participants will take part in some art making over the 3 nights Sean’s main priority will be to pass on as many simple instructions and lots of tips and tricks to enable teachers to make wonderful artworks with children.

Sean hopes to inspire teachers to Get Creative and Pass It On! Bring a notebook, take lots of notes! There will be lots of Brainstorming and advice. All the topics covered by the course have been tried and tested by Sean and Miranda at The Art Hand. The projects can be adapted for younger or older kids. Sean can recommend materials needed for each project.

When; Monday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Please enquire at The Waterford Teacher Centre for the next available course. Their website is HERE.

Where; The Art Hand, Bunmahon, County Waterford.

Tutor; Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand.

Examples of some of the topics that will be covered;

Warm up exercises like Speed Circles and The Colour Game.

Sculpture using air drying clay and modelling wire.

3D Hand Drawings

Mono Printing

Flip Book Animation

Gif Animation

Play-doh Snail Animation

Map Making

Signs and Symbols

Foam Mosaic

Pebble Mosaic

Note to Teachers from Sean Corcoran; I believe that every teacher has their own unique approach to teaching. When it comes to art however I have found that many teachers find the subject daunting and difficult to fit into a busy day.

I hope to inspire teachers to loose their inhibitions and get stuck into some exciting yet achievable art projects. The art curriculum is very broad. It’s hard to think of any art project that doesn’t fit into some category of it. Don’t be put off by perceived lack of art supplies or equipment in your school. Be adaptable, use what you have, use recycled things, use alternative things, collect things.

If you are having fun, the kids will too. However preparation is essential! Bring your own skills to the table when it comes to the art projects in your classroom. The methods described and opinions I make during this course are from my own experience of working on art projects with our own kids, kids who attend our art school and kids and teachers I work with in schools around the country.

Looking forward to welcoming you to The Art Hand and helping you to Get Creative and Pass It On!

About the tutor and The Art Hand; Sean is a full-time professional artist who along with his wife Miranda runs an art school called The Art Hand. Their home and custom-built art school are located on the cliffs at the heart of The Copper Coast, near Bunmahon. The Art Hand has built a considerable reputation for it’s regular art classes for kids up to the age of twelve. They also work on many art projects with schools around the country from digital art and film production to map-making and mosaic. They have facilitated several collaborative community art projects involving up to 500 people. Every fortnight they run the Saturday Art Club for adults which has proven very popular with teachers and parents alike.

Sean works in a wide variety of art forms from digital art to stained glass. He also designs interiors, draws maps and is an award-winning film-maker. He has been extensively commissioned throughout his career and his work forms part of many private and public collections. For further information on Sean, Miranda and The Art Hand please visit their website http://www.theArtHand.com and find The Art Hand on Facebook. Check out http://www.seancorcoranart.com for Sean’s personal art portfolio.

Sean Corcoran.

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