In this hands-on workshop (get it!), theatre-maker Alison Ní Mháirtín will guide children and their adults through the magical art of creating bedtime stories from hand shadows. As well as learning how to make classics such as birds and other animals, participants will be invited to create characters of their own. This Language Explorers workshop as Gaeilge is suitable for three and four-year-olds and all materials will be provided. A knowledge of Gaeilge is not required for attendance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bí linn do cheardlann agus turas draíochta tríd scéalta codlata le scáthanna. Chomh maith le clasaicí mar éin, beidh deis ag na rannpáirtithe a gcarachtair nua féin a chruthú le cabhair ó dhrámadóir Alison Ní Mháirtín. Tá an cheardlann Language Explorers le Mother Tongues seo oiriúnach do leanaí ó trí go ceithre bliana d’aois. Beidh gach ábhair le fáil ag an gceardlann – ní gá duit aon rud a thógáil leat. Ní theastaíonn buneolas ar an nGaeilge uait chun páirt a ghlacadh sa cheardlann.
Meet the artist
Alison Ní Mháirtín
Alison Ní Mháirtín is a theatre-maker and writer. She loves creating through Irish and other languages, leading to her participation in the Mother Tongues Language Explorers Programme.
Alison has collaborated with Super Paua on a number of audio stories in Polish, Portuguese, Irish and English. Through her work as an Associate Artist with the collective, she is developing a play called Pegasus the Clothes Horse about a magical clothes horse.
She is also an Associate Artist with Axis.
The Dubliner has a lifelong interest in hand shadows and last year studied with shadow artist Drew Colby at Little Angel Theatre.
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