Uillinn Connect Daily Activity Archive

Friday 20 March 2020
Created by Kate McElroy

Our first of Daily Art Activity! Try a doing a classic portrait with a twist by adding natural materials! Remember it can be as realistic or unrealistic as you want. Stick down materials or simply take a photo and share with us #uillinnconnect. If you would like your portrait to last longer leave something heavy on it to press the leaves etc.. enjoy! #creativityathome

 

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Saturday 21 March
Created by Kate McElroy

In advance of Mother's day! Let's celebrate our Mums! Share with us #uillinnconnect

 

 

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Monday 23 March
Created by Kate McElroy

Today's activity is a layered landscape! Find some old plastic it can be soft or hard to draw onto. It is inspired by work by Rath NS from our Connecting exhibition. Love how they contrasted city and country, show us how you do yours #uillinnconnect

 

 

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Tuesday 24 March
Created by Kate McElroy

Today's activity gets you creative with cutting, create your own boat and set it sailing on your seascape! Check out some beautiful images by member Kevin O'Farrell of the boat making process Inside Ireland's last traditional boat yard for more inspiration. Share your creations with us #uillinnconnect 
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/ship-shape-inside-ireland-s-last-traditional-boatyard-1.4133918

 

 

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Wednesday 25 March
Created by Stella Gilfert

Today's activity is about the wonderful world of colours, inspired by William Bock's current exhibition at the West Cork Arts Centre. 
Did you know that you can make almost every colour out of natural materials? And it isn't even very complicated! Just like the artist William Bock, we will use plants and minerals to make our own natural paint. Let's discover what beautiful colours our world has to offer! Share your findings with us #uillinnconnect
Also check out our blog and website to find out more about William Bock's exhibition.

 

 

 

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Thursday 26 March
Created by Kate McElroy

The first of our #UillinnConnect videos. This week we are painting a weed from the garden. All you need is colours, cardboard and a weed. You might even be able to do it in the garden on a day like today!
Remember you can share your work with us by using #uillinnconnect on social media. 

 

Friday 27 March
Created by Stella Gilfert

Spring is here! Today's activity is a flowering tree, inspired by William Bock's beautiful display of Fuchsia blossoms at his current exhibition at the West Cork Arts Centre. Go for a short walk and collect flowers and petals for today's activity. Don’t forget you can share your creations with us using #UIllinnConnect too!

 

 

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Monday 30 March
Created by Kate McElroy

Happy Monday! Activity 7 is inspired by St. Enda's NS, from the 'Connecting' exhibition. Let's create some pictures to send to loved ones today! We would love to see your creations too #uillinnnconnect

 

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Tuesday 31 March
Created by Kate McElroy

Today activity arranges a tree landscape created from twigs. Inspired by the theme of our relationship to nature seen in the work of William Bock and by @Gaelscoil Dhoctúir Uí Shúilleabháin. I used food dye for my background colour but feel free to use whatever creative medium you have at hand! Enjoy creating! #uillinnconnect

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Wednesday 1 April
Created by Stella Gilfert

Today's activity is based on “ReWilders”, a series of photographs by William Bock and Andrew Coombs, part of which is currently exhibited at the West Cork Arts Centre. Take a walk and collect materials for your own artwork! #uillinnconnect

http://williambock.com/project/rewilders/

 

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Thursday 2 April
Created by Kate McElroy

Today's video has you going out to observe trees and then designing your own tree of life based on ideas of harmony and balance with nature - imbued with a little bit of bit of magic! Featuring some of the work of Cappabue National School from a project we worked with them on 'Art in Action'. Share with us using #UillinnConnect

 

Friday 3 April
Created by Stella Gilfert

Put on your shoes and take paper and pencil outside! Today’s activity is inspired by William Bock, who made sound recordings of his walks through nature. Instead of recording sound, we will ‘record’ all the different surfaces we come across outside. We will use a technique called rubbing (you might already know this one) and turn our rubbings into a beautiful landscape. Let’s get started! Share with us using #UillinnConnect

 

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Monday 20 April
Created by Kate McElroy

Today's Activity is to make your own picture frame. Inspired by one of Urhan National School's pieces from the exhibition 'Connecting' at UIllinn.
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Don't forget we would love it if you would share your works with us either by sending it to us via message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, email at info@westcorkartscentre.com or tagging us and using #UillinnConnect

 

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Tuesday 21 April
Created by Kate McElroy

Today we are celebrating our Irish love of the weather! Get creative with paint splattering and express the weather! Inspired by a lovely creation from a student in Rath NS.

 

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Wednesday 22 April 
Created by Stella Gilfert

Today we will spread our wings and fly around. Based on the theme of birds in Gabhann Dunnes exhibition Committed to Falling and, connected to that, Sarah Ruttle’s Discovery Box, we will make our own wings and discover the world through the eyes of a bird!

 

 

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Thursday 23 April
Created by Kate McElroy

This morning our video is inspired by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre / Cork County Council Artist in residence Pascal Ungerer. Pascal is from West Cork And is inspired by places on that border rural and man-made. In today's video we create our own building and place it in a landscape. Hope you enjoy!

Friday 24 April
Created by Stella Gilfert

Today's activity is inspired by Sarah Ruttle's Discovery Box, created in response to Gabhann Dunne's exhibition Committed to Falling at Uillinn.

Sarah Ruttle created some great activities for Discovery Box going with Gabhann Dunnes exhibition Committed to Falling. One of the activities was a bright blue fabric with bird-shaped holes in it. Children could float the fabric and whatch the play of light and shadow. Today, we will recreate this great idea and watch our own shadows dancing outside in the sun!

 

 

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Monday 27 April 
Created by Kate McElroy

'Natures hand' is inspired by Artist William Bock. William's work seeks to open conversation about our complex and interconnected relationship with nature. Draw your hand and some plant life whilst considering how we are connected to our environment.

 

 

 

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Tuesday 28 April
Created by Kate McElroy

Do you ever wonder why things are a certain colour? Why not become playful today and colour in your items whatever colour you choose! We are arranging things we find out of doors, tracing and colouring in. Inspired by William Bock and his themes on our relationship to nature and how we are all part of the same cycle of life.

 

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Wednesday 29 April
Created by Stella Gilfert

Inspired by a beautiful picture found in our archive of shadow workshops for early years by Sharon Dipity and Fiona Kelleher. Part of our Curiosity Project partnership with BEAG/Graffiti Theatre in September 2019 . We will create our own little Shadow Theatre. It’s a perfect activity for a day spent indoors.

 

 

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Thursday 30 April
Created by Kate McElroy

Creating a printed portrait using leaves and flowers! Inspired by the beautiful work of William Bock.
You will need a piece of card/cardboard, Pencil, Colours of some sort (we used paint), White poster or arcyllic paint

 

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