June 2019

Working with artists Ann Maria Healy, Olivia Normille, Belvedere Youth Club and Superprojects; CorriDior Catwalks & Plasticine Portraits is a Dublin City Arts Office project that celebrates the creativity of children and young people, as part of Cruinniú na nÓg. The project includes a set of costume-making workshops with Ann Maria Healy and a portrait-making workshop for the public - Plasticine Portraits - in the park at Foley Street, Dublin 1, with artist Olivia Normille. The Plasticine Portraits workshop takes place on the official day of Cruinniú na nÓg, 15th June - all welcome!. For details including time see here


CorriDior Catwalks with Ann Maria Healy at Belvedere Youth Club
Workshop 1 - 1 hour

In the first of these workshops with Belvedere Youth Club, artist Ann Maria proposed to the students to each create three items of clothing and / or accessories. She invited the group to experiment with different methods of attachment between fabrics with glue, wooden sticks, thread, tape and weaving. Tactile problem-solving and improvisation would emerge as the main approaches throughout the workshop. The group began working together to choose fabrics and to design their wearable pieces. They had a clear awareness of their costume’s mobility and potential for interesting movements. They observed these movements and restrictions with a mirror at the back of the art room throughout the process, making adjustments accordingly. The students revealed their final creations with a dramatic catwalk through the corridors, twirling and posing to show off every detail…

“This is like a fun anti fast fashion workshop” – Student, 14
“I can dance in this” – Student, 13