Through art and writing activities, children will explore various aspects of what makes life in Ashbourne special. This might include sports, food, nature, monuments, legends and magic.
Over the series of workshops, the children will build a body of work including self-portraits, map-making, observational drawings, sensory poetry, stories and more.
The project will culminate in an exhibition in Ashbourne Library entitled My Little Album of Ashbourne.
On 11 June, a poetry treasure hunt will also take place, guiding families through the exhibition and leading them to take part in a collective piece of art combining drawing and poetry.
Juliette Saumande is officially obsessed with children’s books; she reads them, writes them, translates them, reviews them, recommends them and has been known to talk about them in her sleep. She is a French writer and translator of children’s books living in Dublin.
Tarsila Krüse is a Brazilian-born children’s book illustrator. Her début picture book Ná Gabh ar Scoil! (Futa Fata) was shortlisted for the CBI Book of The Year Award 2016 and her second book, Bliain na nAmhrán (Futa Fata), was the winner of the CBI Judges’ Special Merit Award 2017. She loves living in Dublin with her husband, son and two little dogs, Pixel and Tag.
Please note, this event is for participating schools only.
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