AGES 8 – 12
The workshop will explore the three dimensionality of painting through paint, construction and materials. Children will firstly be guided through the RHA Annual Exhibition where they will be shown a selection of artworks to inspire them to create their own work.
We will then construct paintings by pulling together various materials. The consideration of the entire painting is very important; not just the frontal view which is historically linked with painting but the whole piece as an object. This will be a creative and fun way to look at making and considering paintings in their expanded form.
Elaine Grainger makes artworks that hover between two and three dimensions. Each work is assembled with the intention of interrelating with the others, connected through the positioning of the viewer. These artworks evolve out of a working method that begins with identifying the site for exhibition, there is then a collection and selection of materials that are transformed through a process of making and placing, arranging and rearranging.
Grainger is currently on a Peer Residency at the RHA, and has recently completed a Masters in Fine Art at NCAD, Dublin. Prior to that she established Talbot Gallery & Studios, Dublin.
RHA Kids workshops are free to attend thanks to the generous sponsorship by IPUT. Please Book HERE
Image: Elaine Grainger, Afterglow II, Traditional gesso on board with gouache and birch ply, projected light, 33 x 30cm, RDS Visual Arts Awards 2018, Image courtesy of the artist