Every Thurs in October 1.30pm-3.30pm + 4pm-6pm
Irish fashion designer and lecturer Joan Brennan’s will facilitate three intensive workshops at the National Craft Gallery, on idea development and garment construction for Transition Year students applying to the Junk Kouture competition.
"Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin… Students are challenged to create a wearable couture design”
Students are invited to bring along their early stage designs, mood boards and some of their chosen materials to work with Joan in a two-hour intensive session developing their ideas into wearable forms. A key area of focus in this session is designing and figuring out the construction of the garment, which is the physical basis holding together the intricate forms and ensuring the model can comfortably wear and perform in the piece. Students can also visit our exhibition Shape the Future, drawing inspiration from the exciting new work presented by 20 innovative Irish designers across fashion, accessories, jewellery, product and textile design; each invited to create a piece representing their identity.
€10 per student
SECONDARY | Exhibition Guided Visit - Free
A visit to the National Craft Gallery will provide your class with an enjoyable and inspirational way of learning more about art, craft and design. Our experienced educators will introduce your students to design thinking and craft techniques, nurturing their sensitivity and developing their understanding of the elements and principles of art and design. Led by our experienced and energetic education facilitators, this tour is pitched to suit your class group. It is particularly suitable for students of Art, Craft & Design, but equally would be interesting for Transition Year students. Tour takes approx 40 minutes and can be followed by a session sketching from the exhibition (further 20-30 minutes). Contact us beforehand and we can tailor your visit to suit your classes’ needs, age and ability. BOOK NOW
SECONDARY | Leaving Certificate Gallery Question - Free
For Senior Cycle Art, Craft & Design classes, we facilitate investigative and exploratory exhibition visits with a specific focus on the Leaving Certificate Gallery Question (LCGQ). During your visit our education team will help you cover the key points involved when approaching this question. This includes getting students thinking about some of the interesting works, the key exhibition themes, curation, exhibition design, use of lighting and contextual programme. Before your visit we suggest that your class download our free education kit: Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation at the National Craft Gallery from www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/learn/schools The LCGQ tour and exploration activity together take 90 minutes. BOOK NOW
EXHIBITION: HI Fashion
12 August- 12 November
Curated by Gemma A.Williams and designed in collaboration with Roji, Hi Fashion is an exhibition of fashion from japan and Ireland, It presents womenswear garments and accessories, which explore the visual correlations and contrasts between in the two islands over the last 60 years.