Budding young Wicklow artists are invited to display their creative talent in a unique venture started by Bray artist, David Fortune.
“Me and The Moon” run weekly workshops for children aged 2-12 years in Bray, Greystones and Dublin as well as a host of other events – and the response has been phenomenal.
And if the would-be Van Goghs can’t make it to a workshop, “Me and the Moon” will come to their home for a party or it can be held at the group’s regular workshop location, Killruddery House and Gardens.
“What we try to do is provide an uplifting experience for children in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with plenty of fun thrown in, of course,” explained David who hails from Eglinton Road in Bray.
There are four strands to “Me and The Moon”:
- Term workshops – weekly art workshops for children (aged 2-12 years) in Bray, Greystones and Dublin. The current term runs until November. Details and bookings at Me and the Moon
- Drop-in workshops – run out of their studio at Killruddery House and Gardens, Bray, every weekend (Sat and Sun) until the end of October. Opening times vary so check-out times and menus on the Facebook page each week. Details here Me and the Moon drop in
- Parties and events – children can have an exciting art party experience either at one’s house or garden, or on the grounds of Killruddery estate. Children can choose from a variety of workshops and tailor the party to their interests. Details here Me and the Moon parties, The rolling workshop format also works well for festival and events. Most recently they ran the art workshops in the family zone at Groove Festival.
- Seasonal art camps – For ages 4-10 years run during school term breaks, from 10am to 2pm each day in Bray and Greystones. Details of our upcoming Halloween camps are here Me and the Moon Art Camps
David added: “Our weekly term workshops are a fun learning experience. We teach children fundamental skills in Paint, Print, Collage, 3D Construction, Clay, Textiles, Animation and Typography.
“All our workshops are process-led and designed to stimulate children’s imagination, creativity and confidence. Workshops are coordinated by experienced professionals in a safe and structured manner. Creativity is encouraged and nurtured and children come away as more independent thinkers and problem solvers. We encourage peer-to-peer learning, which allows children to grasp skills on another level and provides a much richer learning experience. All the learning and fun is in the making.”
David, an ex-pupil of Presentation College, has a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art Painting) degree from Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and a Higher Diploma from LIT in Art Teacher Education.
Further information: www.meandthemoon.ie