Opportunities for children (ages 3 to 13) to access and engage with a broad range of arts activities, processes and art forms including visual art, performance, music, dance and drama. We support children to explore alternative ways of communication with others and encourage ideas that are personal and inventive. Emphasising the creative process, valuing artistic expression, encouraging spontaneity and risk-taking and celebrating difference.

We also run many events, including Artist in Residence workshops, Cruinniú na nÓg, host childrens theatre, puppet and dance performances. Look out on our Facebook page, events page and our home page for upcoming opportunities for children to participate. 

with Siobhán McGibbon
For children 6 to 9 years
Wednesdays 3.30 to 4.45 
1, 8 December 2021 & 12, 19 January 2022
Fee: €40 for 4 sessions
Pre booking and payment in advance essential
Information on Attending Art Club at Uillinn here 
Artist in Residency Soibhan McGibbon will join the Art Club for a four week project exploring the multi-species community in Uillinn. Siobhan will introduce the students to the idea of a multi-species community, take a walk about the building and investigate the community within Uillinn, starting with some drawing exercises. Art Club is a series of adventurous and experimental workshops for children with a sense of wonder and an interest in exploring visual art. Children are encouraged to experiment, discover self expression, build their skill base and use their imaginations.
Dr Siobhan McGibbon is a Visual Artist & world-builder based in and from West-Cork. Her work takes different forms, merging sculpture, animation, drawing & participatory installations.

with Tomasz Madajczak
For children 8 to 12 years
Thursdays 3.30 to 4.45
30 September to 11 November (6 Sessions per term) 2021
Fee: €60 for 6 sessions
6 Places
Pre booking and payment in advance essential
Information on Attending Art Club at Uillinn here
We are coming back this autumn with new creative energy and sharing of our creative skills. Art Club will explore the role of colour, shape and texture. Our sessions invite all creative and interested in creativity youth, to learn new artistic skills and to awaken new artistic potentials. The workshops are facilitated by professional practicing artist Tomasz Madajczak and visiting guest artists.

Listen to the Art Club podcast below, created by Gavin Buckley, who interviewed the children and artists who take part in art club. 


with facilitator Maxine Acton, assisted by Grainne O'Brien
Our Rusty Frog Juniors will NOT run for the Spring 2021 Term. We look forward to welcoming you all back when it is safe to do so. 
For children aged 7 to 12 (1st to 6th class). No previous experience is required. 

These lively drama workshops focus on improvisation, promoting creative thinking, enhancing self-esteem and building confidence. Drama Club is a great way to meet new friends.

Facilitator Maxine Acton is a graduate of UCC’s Drama and Theatre Studies degree programme and currently undertaking a research masters in adapting contemporary writing for Irish theatre. She has worked with UCC Youth Theatre and with Youth Theatre Ireland. She is also an actress and singer and has performed in many venues from the CAT Club to The National Concert Hall. 

See this short video created by Alison Glennie, drama club facilitator (1999 to 2019), which shows just some of the activities enjoyed by Rusty Frog Junior participants.

(AFAD) promotes dance as a vibrant and enjoyable art form through classes, workshops and performances in ballet, jazz and modern dance for 3 to 18 year olds. AFAD is part of Cork City Ballet (CCB) which embraces a policy of engaging dancers from international companies as well as Ireland's finest classical and contemporary dancers, to perform to audiences all over Ireland. The Company has worked in partnership with WCAC for over 15 years, developing programmes for children which offer continuous academic development and engagement with professional dancers. Annual performances, featuring professional dancers in The Everyman in Cork are an integral part of the programme. Currently facilitated at WCAC by dance teacher Ciara Fitzgerald, who brings visual imagery and familiar music to engage the children and explore ways of learning the discipline of Ballet and Modern dance. See the link below for futher details. 

Alan Foley Academy of Dance (Ballet, Modern and Jazz)


Images above: Top Image: Drama Club inhabiting the mask, photograph by Kevin O'Farrell Photographer. Images below: Art Club photograph by Tomasz Madajczak. Alan Foley Academy of Dance, photograph by Emma Jervis Photographer. 



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