Summer Programme

The Model Sligo launches a glorious Summer Programme for adults, teenagers and children.

The Model recently launched a fantastic summer programme which includes teenage drop-in summer sessions, summer camps for 4 to 12 year olds, monthly family days and a 2 day Moku Hanga print-making workshop for adults.

Are your teenagers already getting restless with our gloomy Irish summer? Is Netflix no longer filling the void of time that school used to fill? Has your Internet data been eaten alive by Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and the like? Well, fear not parents across the Northwest! The Model has you covered. Our Teenage Summer Sessions are free drop-in workshops coupled with an evening of live performances for those aged 15 and over. The first set of summer sessions took place over July 1st and 2nd with workshops in Music, Live Art, Graffiti, Street Art, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry, Hip-Hop and DJing, (talk about broadening your horizons, eh?) A Pop-up Skate and BMX mini Park by Zero Gravity also proved popular! Participating Artists include Cormac Cullinan, Christian Reeves (from Kings of Concrete) Tabby Callaghan and two All Ireland Slam Poetry Winners – John Cummins & Stephen Murphy.  These action packed summer sessions are guaranteed to slap a smile across even the moodiest teenager’s face.

For the little snappers of the family we are hosting creative summer camps for children. Running from 11th to 15th July is a Children’s Yoga & Creative Art Camp facilitated by Louise Waters, (Natural Therapies) and Sinead O’Hanlon, (Creative Art and Craft). Children will enjoy stretching (who doesn’t?) and energizing their bodies, exploring and learning Yoga practice through movement sensation and playfulness. The Yoga and creative art camp will provide a space for imagination, playfulness, learning mindfulness, relaxation techniques, storytelling and games. That’s right folks, Zen Kiddies.

If Yoga is not your scallywags cup of juice, then perhaps the Creative Summer Camp may do the trick. Creative Summer Camp is facilitated by Local fashion and accessory Designers, Ana Faye and Sinead O’Hanlon and will take place on July 18th to the 22nd. The week-long camp will include Drawing and designing, Painting, Tie Dye, Sewing, Weaving, Embroidery, Construction and Jewellery making. Imagine receiving a bespoke leather bag for your birthday in place of yet another pasta collage? It’s not likely but a woman can dream. Children will develop their natural creativity throughout the activities, which will naturally develop children’s confidence, attention span, dexterity, problem solving skills and imagination.

Family days at The Model take place on the 3rd Sunday or every month from June to September. Each month Artist Chelsea Canavan will facilitate a workshop for children aged 6 over and their guardians. Workshops are in charcoal and pencil drawing, collograph printing and screen-printing. Children and their guardians are then invited to draw from the art in the Niland Galleries for children’s hour. Easels will be set up and basic drawing materials provided. A special kids brunch menu is also available at The Gallery Café on family days.

Also this summer artist Kate McDonagh will lead a fascinating intensive weekend workshop in Moku Hanga print making, a Japanese method of wood-block printing. The workshop which is for adults will take place on July 30th and 31st . Kate Mac Donagh applies a diverse range of media to her subject matter including paint, print and sculpture.  Imagine the high-horse one could mount at dinner parties with this workshop under your belt?

For more information on classes and events taking place at The Model this summer visit Education