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. We can also bring a range of arts and crafts and digital workshops to your school.
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 including Map-making, Digital Art, Animation and Stained Glass. However 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. Of course sticking on all the pieces is the most exciting part! 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 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 delighted to visit you to discuss different options and costs. We can bring along photographs and samples to show you.
To follow are links to some of our recent 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
Weekly Arts and Crafts Workshops in Schools;
We cater for small art projects in schools as well as large ones. We can provide a series of weekly arts and crafts workshops including clay sculpture, printing, foam mosaics and collaborative art. Contact us and we can discuss some specific options for your school. Please have a look at the photo albums on our Facebook page for many examples of our Arts and Crafts Workshops HERE.
Animation, Film and Digital Art Course in Schools;
Sean Corcoran has designed a five-part series of animation, film and digital art workshops. Simple but effective techniques are used to give kids a basic insight into the topics. Sean is available to bring this course to your school. Full details can be viewed HERE.
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 Pebble Mosaic workshop here at our studio. The Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre is located nearby where the group might like to find out about the area and watch The Miners Movies followed by a picnic in the fresh air. There are examples of school tours HERE and HERE.
For Teachers; Get Creative and Pass it on!
We offer art training workshops specifically designed for primary school teachers in association with the Waterford Teacher Centre. It can be booked on their website at certain times of the year HERE. It’s called Get Creative and Pass it on!
DOWNLOAD; Course Notes for Get Creative and Pass it on! (Part 2) are available here; Get Creative and Pass it on Part 2 Hand out.
Every fortnight we hold The Saturday Art Club for adults where a different topic is covered at each workshop and a homemade lunch is provided. Details of this are HERE.
We run a range of weekend art courses and events throughout the year including Stained Glass, Mosaic and Film Editing. Details of these courses can be seen HERE.
Adult Art Parties; We custom design adult Art Parties for any occasion and also provide the food and refreshments to suit. There’s an example of a Life Drawing Party 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.