Drawing with Nature; Workshop for Kids

26 July 2014

Free drawing workshop for children hosted by artist Lucy McKenna at Stephen’s Green.

Children's Workshop: Drawing with Nature
Ages: 8-12
With TBG+S studio artist Lucy McKenna
Saturday 26th of July 2014; 11-12:00
Stephen's Green - across from the playground

Please click here to book your child's free ticket to Drawing with Nature

Drawing with Nature is an outdoor interactive drawing workshop for children hosted by Temple Bar Gallery+Studios and led by artist Lucy McKenna. The free workshop will take place in Stephen’s Green across the way from the playground on Saturday July 26th from 11am to 12pm. Children will explore the patterns on found items in nature and learn how to express them in new ways on paper. Working with leaves, pine cones, feathers, and shells; they will discover how to integrate patterns from these items into their own drawings. The techniques they learn will inspire them to search for the natural art in their own backyard. Supplies are provided and admission is free, but space is limited so please book your child's place early! For booking, please click here or call 01-671-0073. Rain location will be the Atrium space at Temple Bar Gallery+Studios.

About Lucy McKenna:

Lucy McKenna is a Kilkenny artist living and working in Dublin. Since graduating from NCAD in 2005 with a Joint degree in Textiles she has developed a multidisciplinary practice including drawing, film, photography and installation. Her work has been exhibited in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, China, Germany and Sweden. Exhibitions include Limerick Arts Encounter, Limerick; Iona College NY, USA; GalleryWest, Toronto, Canada; Kilkenny Arts Festival; With Space Gallery, Beijing, China; Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo; White Box Gallery, NYC, USA. Recent awards include Irish Arts Council Project Award (2012) and Culture Ireland award for international exhibition (2013). She has undertaken residencies in Vermont Studio Center (2008); NES Iceland (2009); Artscape Toronto (2010); and Kilkenny Arts Office (2011).

Lucy McKenna’s work investigates scientific theories and philosophies relating to concepts of reality and existence as well as folklore and anecdotal experiences. Walking the gap between how humans experience everyday life and our actual existence on a quantum or astronomical plane, her work equates the importance of local knowledge or discovery with empirical data collected through high-level scientific methodologies, inviting an evaluation of both.