We travel to schools around the country with the equipment and materials needed to develop interesting, fun and educational art projects with the full involvement of the kids and teachers. We can help you to enhance your school environment by creating a permanent artwork either indoors or in the school grounds.
Has your school got a special occasion coming up? A birthday or an anniversary? The unveiling of a new building or an extension?
We have brought lots of different types of art projects to schools but we believe that Mosaic is the most inclusive art form for schools since kids and teachers can be involved throughout the entire process including the planning, design and creation. Mosaic is also very versatile in that almost any theme is possible. To help participants to take ownership of a mosaic we encourage everyone to bring along some personal items to stick on, some old jewellery, a pebble or even a marble. We call this the ‘Treasure’. Sticking on all the pieces is always one of the most exciting parts.
We teach simple and safe techniques and the artworks are created in an enjoyable way. We have achieved some very impressive and unique mosaics using this collaborative process. Projects of this kind often involve visiting the school once a week for the duration of a school term. The projects are facilitated by either Sean or Miranda Corcoran. We are both full-time professional artists and run The Art Hand. We work with kids and adults at our custom-built art school throughout the year.
Due to the funding difficulties that face many schools our art projects are often funded through donations, local sponsorship, fundraising events and grants. We would be happy to discuss different options and costs.
To follow are links to some of our mosaic projects;
Case Study and Reference; Map Mosaic at Knockmahon National School, Waterford.
Case Study and Reference; Sunflower Mosaic at Seafield National School, Waterford.
Photographs and a Statement from Sean Corcoran; Circles of Life, Dublin.
Photographs and Press Cuttings; The Solas Mosaic in Waterford City.
Photos and a Statement from Miranda Corcoran; The Salmon of Knowledge, Stradbally.
Photos and Details; The Shooting Star Mosaic at the Waterford Teachers Centre
We cater for school tours for groups of up to 30 kids at a time. Larger groups can be catered for in rotation. Our school tours often include Environmental Art on one of our local beaches followed by a Collaborative Mosaic workshop here at our studio. There are examples of our school tours HERE and HERE.
If you would like to discuss some options for your school please ring Sean or Miranda on 051 292919 or get in touch with us HERE.