Rachel Creevey
Thu, 26 Jul 2018
Creative Arts Summer School

Creative Arts Summer School

At the end of June, youth service member Kayleigh McKevitt, took part in the very first Creative Arts Summer School in Dublin. The aim of the Summer School was to raise awareness of the higher education opportunities in the creative arts in Dublin. Those individuals taking part in the week long Summer School spent one day in each of the participating colleges - National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Marino Institute of Education (MIE), University College Dublin (UCD) and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). In each college, they participated in two creative art workshops. Kayleigh really enjoyed her week. It was most certainly full of new experiences anyway.

She was involved in a creative dance workshop where her group choreographed a piece using similar techniques – shadows, light and white canvasses - to those used by the group ‘Attraction’ when they won Britain’s Got Talent in 2013.

In UCD, Kayleigh was encouraged to be ‘at one’ with nature. She made bird feeders which she placed on the trees along UCD’s Sculpture Trail. The workshop she enjoyed most was 3D Design in IADT. This workshop introduced participants to the diverse industry of model making through a variety of creative practices. Kayleigh made a clay head (pictured). “I made it evil looking on purpose. It was supposed to be Voldemort (the baddie from Harry Potter) but I forgot what Voldemort looked like! I didn’t get to take it home though”, she said. Throughout the week Kayleigh was assisted by Fiona. Fiona was herself a college student who was volunteering on the Creative Arts Summer School. It would like any more information about the week you can contact Rachel at rachel.creevey@iwa.ie