Monday 16 September 2019

Highlanes workshop for kids

With all of this Fleadh-talk and prep, don't forget to feed children's creative avenues this summer.

This week the team at Highlanes Gallery are focusing on their new exhibition Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition and the work of 20th century painter Gerard Dillon. An iconic work, and a treat to look at, The Little Green Fields by Gerard Dillon will be explored and investigated this Thursday, August 8th from 11:30-1.00pm, as children look, think, chat, and make. The iconography and symbolism within the painting and its context within the history of Ireland will be explored as facilitator Julie Duhy. Children will set their very own scenes through a mixed-media grid collage on A3 sheets, creating and illuminating their own story aided by a range of different textures.

The workshop will conclude with story-telling session where the children can openly express themselves & tell each other all about their finished pieces. Booking at €8 per child, ages 5-13yrs old. For further information, please telephone the gallery reception on T 041-9803311 or email

Drogheda Independent