Family Days at The Model

Screen printing

Work with artist Chelsea Canavan to learn specific techniques and processes artists use in their work. Then explore your own expressions with these techniques and tour the galleries together. These workshops are for children aged 6+ and their parents or guardians. Parents must accompany their children.

Booking in advance is highly recommended as spaces are limited to 20 parents and their children.

11.30am – 3pm
€10 for 1 adult & 1 child
€2 per additional child

June 19th

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once. In this session we’ll manipulate ink and other materials to create a truly one of a kind print. It will help with understanding painting techniques, drawing, masking, working with colours, and printmaking. We’ll use found objects, powders, salts, and other interesting materials to manipulate the surface before printing it out. There will be collaborative and individual work. This session will reflect upon the Painted Universe Exhibition of Jack B. Yeats’ work hanging in the Niland Gallery! (all materials will be provided, but if you’d like to bring interesting textured materials to print on feel free!)

July 17th
Charcoal and Pencil Drawing:

These two materials are a couple of the artist’s most basic and yet most essential tools in the box, ones they are almost never without! Come to learn different techniques to apply, experiment with line and shape, learn about positive and negative space, work off of a still life, and then use your new skills up in the galleries after the class! (All materials and papers will be provided, though you could bring your own sketch books if you’d like)

August 21st
Collograph Printing:

Collograph printing refers to a collage of materials glued on to a “printing plate”. When the glue is dry, it is shellacked or varnished so that it can be painted with acrylics. Paper is then pressed on to the surface to produce a print. In this class we’ll be experimenting with a variety of materials on the surface of shaped printing plates. We will work both collaboratively and in individual pairs. It will explore the techniques of shape making through rough materials, and spatial awareness. This session will reflect upon the Broadside Collection in the East Gallery of The Model, also a collection of Jack B. Yeats’ work! (All materials will be provided)

September 18th
Screen Printing:

Screen Printing or Silkscreen Process is a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a heavy wooden frame and the design, painted on the screen or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force color through the material. This session will explore techniques behind colour theory, spatial and shape theory, and masking. We’ll work to create screens we will then print on paper and fabric. This session will reflect Elizabeth Price’s solo show in The Model gallery as well as looking at aspects of Pop Culture and Street Art. (All materials included)