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  • Shona MacGillivray
  • Mobiles Artist in School O`Callaghans Mills N.S

    Created 2009-02-26 by Shona MacGillivray

    Location: Rural - Co. Clare

    Duration: 2009-02-26 to 2009-03-19

Project Outline

Exploring shapes, colour, balance and light.Creating shapes from willow rod,adding a white tissue skin with thin P.V.A glue, then coloured tissue.Playing with the movement and balance as other shapes are added.Working individualy or in small groups. Infants found bending willow difficult so I changed my approach and we used just the tissue for it translucent and light weight qualities. I was inspired by Alexander Calders playful pieces, and we looked at some of his work and Miro`s use of colour. Finished pieces are to hang in classes with window light showing through. It was sunny on the last day(honest) and we hung all pieces from the trees in the school yard,while the infants played and flew with their butterflies on willow sticks.


Project Details

  • Location: Rural
  • From date: 2009-02-26
  • To date: 2009-03-19
  • Length: 4 days
  • Participants per session: 66 children, and 3 teachers
  • Participants in total: 18 infants, 24 class 1,2,3, 24 class4,5,6 3 groups.
  • Contact hours: 20hrs, 19hrs with students, 1 hr initial meeting with teachers.
  • Age range of participants:
    12-14, 8-11, 5-7
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  • Related Organisation(s):
    Clare Arts Office
  • Funding Bodies:
    Ats Council of Ireland

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