We were visited by Liliane from the Gallery last Monday. She spoke to the class about the project and the gallery. We then went in to the Gallery last Friday. We travelled into town early. Before visiting the gallery, we had time to go and see the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square. The children were told how this garden was designed to be a place of quiet remembrance and reflection, and that it is dedicated to the memory of all who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom. This is something we are currently learning about in our History curriculum. The children loved the large sculpture by Oisin Kelly, based on the theme of the 'Children of Lir'.
We then headed over to the Gallery. We were split into 2 groups. One group looked at the painting, 'There is no night' by Jack B Yeats, while the other group looked at Patrick Scott's, 'Chinese Landscape.' We had two artists working with the different groups and the children were given the chance to create art based on the paintings they were focusing on. They were all given sketch pads too to make sketches as the visit went along.
The 2 groups came back together again and combined their creations to work in front of a green screen. Liliane will be putting all the images together to make their art come alive!
It was a great day. Thanks to Aoife who accompanied us into the Gallery. The staff of the gallery were so impressed with the class who were 'a credit to the school' during the visit.
Enjoy the pictures from the day...