Bassam Al-Sabah Artist-in-Residence at O'Connell C.B.S. Primary School
Bassam Al-Sabah worked with fourth class pupils at O'Connell C.B.S. Primary School during autumn term 2018. Stemming from Bassam’s artistic practice, the pupils worked in small groups to develop their own stop motion animations on a fantasy theme of heroes and characters. This involved them making their own characters and sets using plasticine and card. They worked collaboratively on all aspects of the animation process, including drawing, story-boarding, narrative, modelling figures, set design and stop motion photography. They made a series of three short films.
Tamsin Snow Artist-in-Residence at Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire
Tamsin Snow worked with fourth class pupils at Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire during autumn term 2018. For this project Tamsin and the pupils began by site mapping potential spaces for development in the school building and designing structural models using card and foil material. They focused their architectural intervention on the generous four-storey stairway in their Georgian building. They used space blankets as material for their sculpture. This low-weight, low-bulk blanket made of heat-reflective thin plastic sheeting, invented by NASA, gave them a versatile material that stretched the height of the stairway, while at the same time could be folded down into a small storage container. Throughout the project, the pupils discussed and explored their ideas of the future through drawing, storytelling and the invention of their final sculpture.