09 Apr. - 18 Jun. 2017

Family Days at The Model

Work with a local artist to learn specific techniques and processes artists’ use in their work. Each class different and each class is themed to explore art techniques; April, May and June are integrated with our Ronnie Hughes’ Exhibition and PUNC 1×1, and take place in The Model’s Education Room. These workshops are for children aged 6+ and their parents/guardians.


Family Days are monthly, every third Sunday.
9 Apr., 16 Apr., 21 May., 18 Jun.
11:30am – 3pm

€10 for 1 adult and 1 child
€12 for 1 adult and 2 Children

2 children max per Adult

Booking in advance is highly recommended, as spaces are limited.

April 9th
Printmaking Easter Special
Screen and Relief Print Making

Join The Model in getting ready for Easter and Spring! We’ll be printmaking Individual Unique Card Sets for you to take home, and making lots of fun decorations too. Come join us in welcoming Spring to The Model!

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April 16th
Ronnie Hughes Easter Special – Children’s Opening
Tour and Bookmaking Response Workshops

In this class we’ll focus on making a simple sketchbook with a cover in response to Ronnie Hughes’ exhibition, “Strange Attractors”, that you can then take with you when you leave. A book made by hand is the perfect meeting place for artistic expression and emerging literacy. Bookmaking brings out — creativity, enthusiasm, a zest for learning, concentration, patience, and imagination. It lets kids forge a personal connection to reading, to writing, and to making art. All materials included.

Session 1: 10:30 – 12:30pm

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Session 2: 1:30 – 3:30pm

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May 21st
Mixed Media and Screen Printing

In this class we’ll be using mixed media on clear contact paper to create double-sided images influenced by Ronnie Hughes’ artwork now on show in The Model Contemporary Gallery Space. We’ll look at layering techniques, types of paper, how to arrange and look at size, shape, colour and space.

We’ll continue to explore Ronnie Hughes’ work through the layering of shapes with screen printing, creating our own poster size images to take home. All materials included and we’ll take a short tour of Ronnie Hughes’ exhibition in the first half of the class.

Screen Printing or Silkscreen Process is a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a frame and the design, painted on the screen or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force color through the material.

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June 18th

PUNC 1×1 Response workshop

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