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12 June 2021

Sharing Stories Through Animation

  • Workshop

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.

Materials needed:

  • 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
  • Pencil
  • 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



Online Event

12 Jun 2021

1.00PM - 1.15PM

Age range

All ages