ReCreate are delighted to be running two accredited Continuous Professional Development courses in Summer 2019.

“Teaching through the visual arts using Creative Reuse” will allow the participants to rediscover the possibilities of creative teaching using everyday materials normally discarded, enhancing creativity, fostering invention and curiosity and promoting inclusive practices.”

The dates of each course are as follows:

1st to 5th July 2019 (10am-12pm, 1-3pm)
8th to 12th July 2019 (10am-12pm, 1-3pm)

By participating in this course, ReCreate will aim:

•To introduce the role of the arts & creativity as contained in Aistear/ The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and the Primary School curriculum.

•To demonstrate the possibilities of incorporating 5 of the visual arts strands, Drawing, paint & colour, print, fabric & fibre and construction into the Primary Curriculum.

•The course will highlight how the visual arts can be implemented throughout all subjects in the Primary curriculum.

•To demonstrate the advantages of Creative Reuse in the classroom. The tutor will highlight where the materials came from and what can be done with them with regards to promoting awareness of the environment while at the same time encouraging open ended play and creativity in children via creative reuse.

•To upskill the participants’ creative teaching practice through the visual arts.

•To enhance self-development and mental health by stimulating play, curiosity, imagination and out-of-the-box thinking in      children and teachers.

The course will be a dynamic, hands on, practical course which aims to instill confidence and understanding of the visual arts in the learner while working on a budget. This course will unfold the contemporary and traditional arts pertaining to Aistear and the Primary school curriculum, including drawing, painting, printing, fabric/ fibre, clay and construction and the role of the environment in supporting play and creativity in the classroom.

Cost: €120 for 5 day course

Location: ReCreate Ireland, Unit 5 , Block J, Ballymount Drive, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

If interested in attending one of our courses, please email Fiona at to register, stating which week you would prefer to attend.

For more info please get in touch.

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