Creative Play Masterclasses

Dates & Times: 1 February | 29 February | 28th March | 9th May 2020                     

Times: 10am-2pm, with a break from 12.30pm-1pm

Venue: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 46 Grand Parade

Course Fee: Standard €60 per Masterclass (options for Early Registration, Student, & Organisation Multi-buy in the booking links below).  All materials provided

What are these courses about?

The CIT Crawford College of Art and Design will host a creatively themed series of Professional Development Masterclasses.  The series of practical and hands on workshops is designed specifically for Early Years and Childcare professionals and will be facilitated by award winning Artists and Early Years Arts Practitioners Rachel Doolin and George Hanover.

What will you be doing?

These CPD Masterclasses will focus on early years experiential and creative play methodologies, with each workshop exploring a different material theme such as: LIGHT Play, PAPER Play, CARDBOARD Play and POP UP Play. ‘Simplicity’ and ‘wonder in the ordinary’ are at the very core of this holistic series of workshops. Artists will guide, offer ideas and materials to inspire and ignite curiosity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be encouraged to activate their imaginations and to explore ‘ways to play’ that encourage and embrace spontaneity, open-ended exploration and unpredictable impulses!

Discussion will be encouraged throughout the workshop. We can modify activities and offer alternative solutions to suit individual needs or childcare settings. The workshop will equip participants with the confidence and enthusiasm to share their creative discoveries with children in a thought-provoking and meaningful way. Bring comfortable clothing and a willingness to play!

Who will facilitate the course?

Rachel Doolin (Visual Artist) and George Hanover (Artist/Actor & Theatre Maker) have a combined experience of over a decade working creatively in the early years sector. In addition to maintaining their independent practices, both artists work with Graffiti Theatre Company’s BEAG Early Years Arts Programme. BEAG Early Years Arts Program is a series of sensory-based artistic play experiences developed for 0-3 years, led by artists from varied arts disciplines and is partnered by the HSE, Cork County Council and Cork City Council.

Courses & Dates

• 1st February 2020: Light Play                 

• 29th February 2020: Paper Play              

• 28th March 2020: Pop-Up Play               

• 9th May 2020: Cardboard Play

Why do a course?

  • “One of the best workshops I have ever attended, really interesting & relaxing”- Niamh D.
  • “Fab session, A ‘ WOW’ Factor” – Audrey M.
  • “Great Ideas” -Sinead A.

Testimonials from childcare professionals who attended ‘Papermotion’ at INSPIRE: Baby Movement & Dance Conference at Mary Immaculate College Limerick.

For more information and to apply