15 Jan. - 19 Mar. 2017

Family Days at The Model

15 Jan – History of Play Opening – Playing w/ Shape and Design


€10 one adult + one child / €2 one additional child
Limited to 20 places

Play, discover, make friends and learn the beginnings of design, then join everyone in the education room to create your own design blocks to take home.
In this colourful three dimensional installation, children are invited to explore shape, colour and constructive design through imaginative and creative play. Created by artist Eamon O’Kane and inspired by Frederich Froebel, the founder of Kindergarten, A History of Play is now on long term loan to The Model.

19 Feb – Constructive Design in the Gallery Space

€10 one adult + one child / €2 one additional child
Limited to 20 places

Combining STEM ideas (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for ages 6+ this design project will entertain, stimulate and challenge both children and adults.
Learn about geodesic design and construction. Then participate in a building and construction workshop in the Niland Gallery space.

19 Mar – Poster and Collage Design Day

€10 one adult + one child / €2 one additional child
Limited to 20 places

Collage is a technique of an art production where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different media. A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.
Combine your knowledge of design and colour with construction to make 3-D collage designs and decorative posters.