Launch of the online educational resource for primary schools: “Curious Minds”
on Saturday 29 January, 2-4pm
Meeting ID: 846 2652 2253
The Living Arts Project Seminar will take place on Saturday January 29th, 2022 at 2pm via Zoom. It will see the launch of the free online educational resource “Curious Minds,” as well as in-depth information about the Living Arts Project. Guest speaker Dr. Claire Regan will also present on child-centred education and the value of art within primary school education. It is a free event open to all primary school teachers and other professionals interested in art education.
The Living Arts Project is funded by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council, The Arts Council and participating schools. It is an innovative artist-in-schools’ residency program that has been managed by Wexford Arts Centre since 2013. In that time, it has reached more than 32 schools in County Wexford, with 32 resident artists mentored by over 30 art professionals. The Seminar and the online publication “Curious Mind” is generously supported by Creative Ireland.
“Curious Minds” is a high-quality online publication that complements and facilitates the delivery of art classes in primary schools in Ireland. Co-editors Karla Sánchez Zepeda and Els Dietvorst will be present at the Seminar to explain its origins and workings. They commissioned the following experienced visual artists to develop these lessons: Clare Breen, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín, Orla Bates and David Begley.
This free online resource is divided in four main sections, or booklets, one for each season of the year, offering more than 43 lessons. The themes of identity, belonging, consumerism and the environment have been developed throughout.
“Curious Minds” allows for flexibility of use, teachers can decide to complete entire projects over several lessons or use individual lessons at specific times. It also includes an introductory chapter with various other lessons and activities to optimise children’s experience: from eye exercises – gymnastics for the brain – to awareness and meditation examples.
The seminar will include a demonstration of a lesson of “Curious Minds” led by artist Laura Ní Fhlaibhín.
For further information about “Curious Minds”, and to reserve a place for the Seminar please contact: Catherine Bowe, Curator of the Visual Arts Programme, email@example.com. For further information on the Living Arts Project and ‘Curious Minds’ please log on to: www.livingartsproject.ie/resource-packs/