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Creative Explorers Basecamp
Athy, Co. Kildare
16 August - 18 August 2022
Join Blueway Art Studio in the heart of Shackleton country and draw inspiration from their local creative heroes, Mary, Kathleen and legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Over 3 days you will experiment with eco-practices to create your own materials, handmade books and a series of prints. Whilst learning from the past, the children will explore their sense of place and look to the future through our eco-activities.

Starting with eco-printing on paper, where young people learn the basics of natural dyeing and ink-making. They will use these materials over the following 2 days to make covers for books and use the ink for drawing. They will also explore letterpress printing, letterpress is a really immersive, engaging activity where they compose individual pieces of type, upside down & backwards. It encourages problem-solving skills and kids love it, how often do you get to print on a 1942 letterpress?

Event details

Athy Arts Centre


16 August - 18 August 2022


Start 10:30End 13:30



Family friendly
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Athy Arts Centre, Woodstock St, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland
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