Pointillism

As part of our International Dot Day celebrations we explored Pointillism. This is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism.

 

 

International Dot Day

Sunday the 15th of September is International Dot Day. The inspiration behind International Dot Day is the children’s book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds which encourages students to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration. In the build up to Dot Day the children in Togher N.S. engage in many artistic activities – dedicated to getting the children to fearlessly make their mark on the world!

Weaving with Katrin

The children really enjoyed learning the age old skill of hand-weaving with Katrin today. The Industrial Revolution started with the weaving loom. Weaving cloth by hand is very time consuming and the weaving mills changed society completely. Weaving by hand gives the children a clear insight into how the process works and is also amazingly satisfying and creative.

Sunflower

The next time you are in the entrance hall of the school have a look at the wonderful Sunflower created by our children. The children in Miss M. Daly’s room have really made a beautiful piece of art.

Cruinniú na nÓg ~ Dunmanway Library

Just a note to let you know about the event planned in Dunmanway Library for Cruinniú na nÓg this year. For those of you unfamiliar with the day, it is a national day of creativity and play for children brought to you under the Creative Ireland programme.  This year they are offering families a two day workshop called “Where We Live” with artist Julie O’Hea.

Workshops are free of charge  & booking is essential.

Further details here :

https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/event/where-we-live-workshop-with-julie-ohea/