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School Learning & Participation at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

Arts in Education Strategy

Solstice is committed to developing arts in education opportunities for schools and teachers. We currently run a large arts in education programme, providing access for both Primary and Secondary Schools to the arts through tours, talks, workshops and events. We focus on creating connections for schools and teachers to practicing artists, facilitating understanding and enjoyment of our exhibitions and events and also engaging students practically with art making in the centre. We are currently developing our Schools programme to include educational resources for teachers in Meath. This will allow us to further interpret our exhibitions for schools and to engage relevant elements of the Primary and Secondary School Curriculums in more detail, a specific focus of this is Leaving Certificate, Art Appreciation. We hope to also develop creative CPD opportunities for Primary & Secondary teachers within Solstice to encourage and support engagement with the arts in the classroom. We welcome any feedback or engagement from teachers, schools and other cultural organisations to assist us in developing our programme to meet their needs.

Edel Cox

Visual Arts Facilitation & Engagement Officer

Solstice Arts Centre

Character Concepts - Primary School

From: 3rd October 2019
To: 3rd October 2019
Artist Bassam Al-Sabah will guide students through his exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon and facilitate a 3D workshop using plasticine, clay, and wire to create small movable figures based on the ideas in his show. Students will draw their designs and mould colourful materials to create characters that embody ideas, feelings, and tell stories.


Material Memories - Secondary School

From: 9th October 2019
To: 9th October 2019
During this practical 3D workshop, students will explore the themes and ideas in Bassam Al-Sabah’s exhibition Dissolving by the Worm Moon, including how our memories are formed, childhood, and domesticity. Following a ‘Visual Thinking Strategies’ tour of the exhibition, students will engage in hand building clay techniques to question these ideas through making.


The Dig

From: 24th October 2019
To: 24th October 2019
All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin’ stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is.


The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

From: 14th November 2019
To: 14th November 2019
This delightful play looks at friendship through a day in the life of two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects. How do friends reconcile when they’ve had their battles, got on each other’s nerves, and even stooped to telling lies? Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship we can examine what friendship is, what happens if it goes wrong, and how you fix it.


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