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School Gallery Tours (primary & secondary)

Secondary School Gallery Tours using VTS

When: Tuesdays – Fridays, various times available, Junior & Senior Cycle

Price: €2 per student, booking essential, duration: 90mins 

For all queries and bookings email Deirdre: deirdre.rogers@solsticeartscentre.ie 

Broaden creative thinking through oral and visual literacy by exploring works in our current exhibition by Irish artist Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Using Visual Thinking Strategies, this is an opportunity for students to investigate, analyse and reflect on multiple perspectives, and assist in the development of imaginative and innovative ideas. Using cross-curricular links and learning through art, these sessions support the Junior and Senior Cycle, placing students at the centre of the learning process. Upon visiting Solstice, Senior Cycle students will receive specific information that embraces the three strands – Research, Create and Respond (visual and written responses), with particular focus on Content Area 3: Today’s World of the New Appreciating Art Visual Studies for Leaving Certificate curriculum.

We encourage students and teachers to combine this tour with a free ‘In Conversation with the artist’ gallery event. MORE INFO | BOOK HERE

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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an inquiry-based method of visual processing - looking, describing and discussing what we see in a work of art. It is about listening to others, responding and expanding thoughts and new possibilities revealed within group engagement. VTS improves oral and visual literacy, problem solving and collaborative interactions among peers. Suitable for all ages, VTS tours are best with groups of 5 or more. 

Primary School Gallery Tours using VTS

When: Tuesdays - Fridays, various times available

Booking: free, booking essential, duration: 60mins. For all queries & booking please contact Deirdre: deirdre.rogers@solsticeartscentre.ie

Look, listen and respond to artworks by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh in her current exhibition 'Deep Mapping: Unseen Landscapes'. Encouraging peer-to-peer discussion, this is an opportunity for children and teachers to focus and reflect on multiple perspectives, enhancing engagement and enjoyment of learning through art. To conclude, learn about the artist and her work, inspiring you to create artworks back in the classroom!

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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an inquiry-based method of visual processing - looking, describing and discussing what we see in a work of art. It is about listening to others, responding and expanding thoughts and new possibilities revealed within group engagement. VTS improves oral and visual literacy, problem solving and collaborative interactions among peers. Suitable for all ages, VTS tours are best with groups of 5 or more. 

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