Newpark Arts Week offers variety of workshops

by Alison O'Hanlon

Arts Week at Newpark gives students the opportunity to try out art in a variety of forms which includes hand weaving, stop motion, installation art, sound and drama. 

Trudy Feighery led her students in a hand weaving workshop which incorporated the use of found and upcycled materials. The students experimented with different colours, textures and fabrics to create unique and creative woven artefacts. Within these pieces you will be able to find hidden messages, reflections and observations made by the students in response to their own experiences of lockdown.

Naomi Good, Art Teacher, Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, with students Felix Sensvach, Adam Merabeth and Flora Lyons.
Photo by Peter Cavanagh

Stop motion workshops were held by Naomi Good in which students created animated short films. Students photographed static objects that were brought to life on the screen using animation techniques. These films will be shown in the LexIcon Lab space at specified times during opening hours.

Pictured at the launch of the exhibition for Newpark Arts Week 2021 where 4th year students as part of Arts Week at Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock created a range of works both physical and digital.
Photo by Peter Cavanagh

David King explored the exciting world of installation art. This work challenges the boundaries between painting, sculpture and the environment and culminates in large collaborative art pieces and kinetic art installations.

Trudy Feighery, Art Teacher, Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, with students Úna McKenna and Amelie Bolger.
Photo by Peter Cavanagh

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