We’re celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg with an exciting art and storytelling workshop led by artist Kim Sharkey and designed for children age 5 to 12. The project is inspired by the National Museum of Ireland’s Decorative Arts & History Collections.
Storytelling is at the centre of every museum experience, as stories bring our museum objects to life. In this pre-recorded workshop, we will focus on the theme of storytelling using animation, and you’ll be able to make your own clay figure that can star in an animation.
- Self-drying clay (about the size of a tennis ball)
- 3 wooden skewers
- Fabric to add texture to your figure (e.g.: cord, lace, cotton)
- 1 pipe cleaner
- 2 small wooden beads for hands
- Rolling pin paint (poster paint, gauche, or acrylic)
- Paint brush
- A4 paper
- Optional: Wool (e.g.: sheep’s wool, felting wool, ball of wool) or shreds of fabric to create hair
This 15-minute event is pre-recorded and will be available on June 12th from 1pm on the NMI YouTube and Facebook pages.
More Information on Sharing Stories Through Animation