2 Feb. 2018

Fun for children and families at the Model this Spring

We are thrilled to release details of our Spring education programme at The Model.

The Sligo Children’s Book Festival will take place throughout the month of March. Highlights at The Model include Monkeyshine Theatre’s The Magic Bookshop, an original Zine exhibition of the Cranmore Youth City, and pop-up secret screenings for children. More details coming very soon!

ArtTrap makes a return on Sundays 11 & 18 Mar. ArtTrap is a perfect space for children to innovate using art-making processes with artist Sinéad O’Hanlon and luxury designer Ana Faye. find out more>>

An ArtTrap Sunday Family Easter Special will take place on Sun. 25 March – come along and create your very own Fabergé-style Easter egg. This Family Day Special includes lunch, followed by a secret screening at 2pm. All craft materials are provided but there will be limited places available for the workshop so booking closes Friday, 23rd March. find out more>>

During the Easter holidays, The Model will partner with yoga instructor Louise Waters and artist Sinead O’Hanlon, to present an Easter Camp with a blend of Art and Yoga from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th of April. find out more>>

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Re, our new Education Assistant. Re is a Limerick artist who graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2016. She was selected as artist-in-schools on our ground-breaking Punc 1×1 programme. PUNC 1×1 places works from the Niland Collection on display in seven participating schools. We are delighted that Shannon has joined The Model team.

Speaking of schools, Teachers and students are invited to book a specialised tour and gallery discussion, to explore The Model’s contemporary exhibition Turbulence. We also host a multi-cultural film programme which supports film in secondary school curricula with screenings for Spanish and French students, find out more>>

And last but not least – suitable for families, early years, schools and groups – the ever-popular History of Play by artist Eamon O’Kane is back after a brief hiatus. Open daily, this three-dimensional installation invites children of all ages to interact with the work through free-play and creativity. find out more>>