Ian Carty Ceramics– Clay modelling & competition at 2.40pm

Ian makes ceramic vessels destined mainly for low temperature firing techniques, using glazes pushed to the edge Ian revels in collaborations with forces that are never entirely under his control, such as fire, chemical reduction and environmental conditions. Much of Ian’s wall art is an expression in three dimensions of enchanted Irish landscapes and mythology while the hummingbird symbolizes love, joy and beauty,
Ian has been a finalist in RTEs TV series Craft master in 2011, Won a highly commended Award at the RDS showcase 2014, Winner of the Gallery Zozimus Award at the National Irish ceramics awards 2014, 3rd place in the Lissadell art competition 2014, 2nd place in the YB Yeats Great 150th celebrations Art competition 2015, His work has been featured in John Goodes Book The best of Irish ceramics and Ian has participated in several group and solo exhibitions since 2011.
Ian Carty’s experiments with materials and firing conditions, and explorations into surface texture and colour, result in unique pieces which celebrate the complex and beautiful interactions of clay, glaze and smoke.
Ian exhibits regularly in solo and group shows throughout Ireland London and the USA

Materials needed.

Air drying clay 
Rolling pin 
Non stick surface ply wood or mdf is good
Craft knife (blunt) or a kitchen knife
Ruler 
a small painting brush
sharp pencil

(Material can be bought online https://www.sgeducation.ie/)

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day.

Each competition will have three age categories:

Under 5

Age 5-8

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.


Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland #inthistogether

Linda Fahrlin Illustration Workshop & Competition at 2pm

Linda Fahrlin is an Illustrator best known for her colourful and retro-inspired illustrations. Atlantic Art Studios (former Supertrooper Studio) is based in the NorthWest of Ireland.

To make your Aquarium you’ll need:

– Card board box or shoe box.

(If you don’t have one handy you can work on a sheet of paper until you find a box to glue your background and fish into.)

– Paper

– Scissors

– Glue or sticky tape

– Pens and a pencil or watercolours

– Piece of string or sewing thread for the fish

– Any decorations you’d like to use. 

You can also keep adding to your aquarium and look around your garden or seaside for rocks, bits and pieces that your fish can play with. Look at the Sligo coastline, what do you see?  Be inspired by shells, seals, crabs, lobsters, seaweed, kelp, fish, lighthouses. Happy Making!

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day. Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-8

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.


Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland #Inthistogether

Tommy Baker Puppet Show at 11.40am, 3.10pm and 3.40pm

Our take on puppetry is highly interactive; we approach each audience with the understanding that this is for them – we want to give them an experience to remember, something to think about and a smile on their face. 

One of the best tools for education is entertainment and that humour is one of the most undervalued resources. The ideas behind our shows are to inspire and fire up the imagination, to ask the “what if’s” and take nothing for granted – and hopefully sometimes they show different perspectives of how people live and who we are. Puppetry is a way of sharing stories about life; it nourishes our emotional intelligence and childhood spirit.

For Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Your Man’s Puppets will perform a mad mix of stories, puppetry and live music.

Join them for a mixture of spontaneity and deliberate chaos as Your Man’s Puppets bring stories to life using traditional storytelling along with beat boxing, throat singing, didgeridoo and a touch of electronics amongst other things!

This will be a completely unique story telling experience so don’t miss it. 

One of the best tools for education is entertainment and that humour is one of the most undervalued resources. The ideas behind our shows are to inspire and fire up the imagination, to ask the “what if’s” and take nothing for granted – and hopefully sometimes they show different perspectives of how people live and who we are. Puppetry is a way of sharing stories about life; it nourishes our emotional intelligence and childhood spirit.

You will need:

1 piece of medium sized cloth
a handful of elastic/rubber bands
wadding/stuffing for the head of the puppet

Niall De Búrca at 10am and 3.25pm

Story Telling with Niall De Búrca at 10am

Niall de Búrca is one of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers. He was raised in Galway and displayed a talent for narrative from a young age. At home he has featured in theatre, radio and at many festivals including Féile Earraai, the CS Lewis Festival, and The National Children’s Book Festival. Abroad he has performed and held workshops in countries as diverse as Poland, Argentina, Italy and The Netherlands.

Fablab Manorhamilton LEGO Tinkercad with competition (Amazing prize sponsored by FabLab) at 11.50am

FABLAB Manorhamilton was started in late 2014 by a collective of Designers, Engineers and Makers.

This project is aimed at young people with an interest in creating 3D Lego structures with the help of expert facilitators from Fab Lab Manorhamilton. The workshop will show how to do basic 3D modelling in Tinkercad and then how to use the Bricks function in Tinkercad to convert that to a Digital Lego model.

We will provide you with a step by step guide to building that Digital Lego model in the real world using the Lego bricks that you have at home. Tinkercad is a free online 3D Modelling application that runs in a web browser and can be used on Mac, Windows, iPads or Android Tablets.

No previous experience of 3D Modelling is necessary as we will take you through the basics of how to create shapes and models in Tinkercad and show some ‘secret’ Tinker powers that will super charge your Lego building.

This workshop also features a competition:


Competitions and Prizes

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day. Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-9

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.


Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland

Sinead O’Hanlon Craft and Competition at 11.15am

Sinéad O’Hanlon is a Fashion and Accessories Designer, Fashion Stylist, Artistic Direction/ Styling. Creative Art and Crafts teacher.

Here are the List of materials for the creative workshop. 

🧚‍♀️Beaded fairies and beaded characters. 

(1) Soft flexible wire (non sharp) I like fine green garden wire it’s easy to bend and cut. 

(2)Selection of coloured beads, small/Medium & Suitable for attaching to the wire.🍡

(3) Fabric flower petals (for fairy skirt) I buy individual flowers and take the petals apart 🌸🌼

(4) Feather wings (white/coloured Feathers) or fabric leaves 🍃 🧚‍♀️

(5) Glitter Paint & brush. PVA glue/hot Glue (hot glue for parents) 

(6) kids Craft scissors and wool ✂️🧶

(7) Fabric for fairy skirt/superhero cape (optional) 

*Parents can choose the most suitable materials for their Children’s age group. 

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day.

Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-8

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.


Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland #Inthistogether



Jay Ryan – puppet show at 11am and 2.20pm

Jay Ryan – Actor, Artistic Director PigNut Productions

Jay Ryan is a professional actor and has been entertaining both young and ‘not so young’ audiences for over 15 years. His work spans from theatre and magic, to workshop facilitation.

Wayne O’Connor Art Workshop & Competition at 10.25am

Wayne O Connor, Irish Artist whose work is chiefly inspired by Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Mythology. He works in a variety of media but mainly Pen and Ink and Digital. He is also a storyteller

You will need:

Paper
Pencils
Markers/colours

We will have a number of competitions throughout the day.

Each competition will have three age categories:
Under 5

Age 5-8

Age 9+
There will be a prize awarded for each category.
Submissions can be added to the Comment section under each event using #creativeireland or, submitting by Direct Messaging.


Competition Deadline is Friday, 26th of June at 4pm.
Go on, have a go, unleash your creative spirit and you might win a prize!
#CreativeIreland #Inthistogether