Temple Bar Gallery + Studios' innovative arts-in-education programme Creative Generations brings quality visual arts education to children in Dublin inner-city schools.
The programme of artist residencies involves TBG+S studio artists working collaboratively with children over eight weeks to create an ambitious new artwork for their school. Workshop sessions in both the school and gallery, and studio visits at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios introduce children to contemporary art and artists’ work. Creative Generations is led by Arts Education Curator Jean Mann.
Bassam Al-Sabah was artist-in-resident at O'Connell C.B.S. Primary School and worked with fourth class pupils during autumn term 2018.
Stemming from Bassam’s artistic practice, the pupils worked in small groups to develop their own stop motion animations on a fantasy theme of heroes and characters. This involved them making their own characters and sets using Plastenicien and card.
The children worked collaboratively on all aspects of the animation process, including drawing, story-boarding, narrative, modelling figures, set design and stop motion photography.
The project resulted in a series of three short films made by the children. This film is the first in the series.
Creative Generations is generously funded by Central Bank of Ireland.