Thursday 19 September 2019

Highlanes event to focus on climate

Its on our minds all of the time, and the youth are leading in reflecting about Climate Change and our environment.

The Disruptors exhibition at Highlanes includes a must-see upside down tree that moves slowly and mesmerizingly between the two gallery floors.

As part of their great programme for children, facilitator Julie Duhy is leading a Children's Workshop on Saturday 8 June 11.30am-1.00pm or 2.00-3.30pm, titled Thankful Tree Workshop/ Art Trees - Arteries to our hearts.

This gallery-based session for children aged 5 - 13 years involves both solo and teamwork. Children will work together to build their own large scale Thankful Tree, taking inspiration from Joe Hanly's oak Tree which is suspended and turning slowly in the central area of the gallery.

As a group, they will decide which materials to use, whether their tree will be 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional the team will also design & hang meaningful life quotes using the 'Tree Of Life' as a source of inspiration. Children will explore the symbolism of the tree throughout art history, looking particularly at artist's such as Gustav Klimt. The workshop will be especially environmentally aware, using cardboard & a variety of different paper and natural materials. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite with places charged at €8 per child.

Drogheda Independent