This month, Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, in Ballymote, South Sligo responded to the Punc 1×1 artworks on loan to their school from the Niland Collection. They produced their own artistic interpretations of the Niland Collection paintings through a series of interactive workshops as part of the Punc artist in schools initiative, a new strand to this years programme.
They examined intriguing aspects of the paintings, which were on display in their school this winter. In the workshops 1st, 2nd and 3rd class students explored ideas, textures, experimental drawing, printmaking and even tried their hand at making their own drawing tools.
Their passionate engagement prompted a whole range of suggested names for the painting currently on display in their school. Below are some of their unique and creative suggestions for what the title could be:
Sun behind the Mountain
The Edge of the Lost City
Sound of Nature
Artist Shannon Re will continue to visit each of the seven participating schools from now to the end of May.
If your school is interested in workshops with the artist please phone The Model on 071 914 1405