Virtual Workshop Ages 10-12

Architecture & Design

Find the history hidden in the buildings of your local area

Architecture & Design Workshop for Families

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Online Family Workshop I Ages 10-12

Architecture & Design

Would you like to know more about the history and design of the buildings in your local area? Join Visual Artist and Design Historian Alison Mac Cormaic for this interactive online workshop and learn how to spot examples of classical architecture using the Golden Rectangle.

We will start by exploring architecture in your local area and you will get the chance to design your own classically inspired ‘house over the shop’, just like buildings in the traditional main streets of Irish towns and Cities.

Where & When

Online  Workshop
Thursday 22nd July at 9:30 – 10:30
Ages 10-12
€6 per household.
Please book below

Materials Needed

These are the materials you will need to follow along with this workshop;
  • An A4 piece of paper
  • A 10cm x 10cm piece of firm cardboard
  • A pencil & pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Colouring materials, e.g. coloured pencils
  • A Ruler
  • A compass
  • A drawing pin
  • Sellotape
  • A piece of string or wool
  • Scissors.

Book Tickets

This is a virtual event  children must be accompanied at all times online by an adult. 

About Alison Mac Cormaic

Within my work I have completed various art projects, both as a practitioner and visual arts educator. I studied stained glass at Edinburgh College of Art and more recently completed an MA in Design History and Material Culture at NCAD. In addition, I work part-time as an art teacher in the Further Education Sector and investigate built heritage with schools on the Heritage in Schools scheme. My arts practice generally begins with drawing, wherever possible from life. From these drawings I design and manufacture mosaics using handmade opaque glass pieces. I am also visual arts educator, regularly developing new art and heritage workshops to suit individual school and community groups. Although each series of workshops that I develop is unique, they usually focus on some common themes: drawing from life, place-based learning, using the local area as inspiration and encouraging conversation around design principles.