RHA Learning Event

RHA Kids: Light Taming for Beginners: Workshop with artist Helen McMahon
14 Mar 2020
Time: 2 - 4.30pm

AGES 8 – 12

Join artist Helen MacMahon to investigate the work of light artists. Helen will explore her own art practice with participants, demonstrating how she splits, bends, folds and bounces light to create works of art. Participants will discover and explore the unique qualities of light using a number of everyday materials and optical devices. Participants will also learn how to harness light to make artworks of their own

Helen MacMahon is an artist who explores the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space, revealing the ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these elements. Her artworks take the form of immersive installations, sculpture and photography. Much of her work is experimental in nature and she uses commonplace materials, such as mirrors, glass, and lenses that have the potential to act in surprising ways when illuminated. MacMahon was a 2019/2020 artist in residence at RHA Wilton Park Studios, an IPUT/RHA initiative.

Booking is essential for all RHA Kids workshops through Eventbrite. Booking opens approx. two weeks before the workshop: find booking link here.

For more information please contact Róisín Bohan, Learning and Public Engagement Curator at engagement@rhagallery.ie or tel: 01 661 2558.

Image: Helen MacMahon, Hesperidae, Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Generously supported by IPUT.

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