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Art and Archaeology Workshops

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Make a Prehistoric Pot Workshop

'Make a prehistoric clay pot' Workshop

Prehistoric Pottery

This workshop invites students to examine the different types of Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery on display in the Museum. This is followed by a sensory-based handling session with replica prehistoric pottery (pictured right) and a hands-on workshop.

This interactive workshop prompts students to think about the different prehistoric techniques involved in the production of the pottery on display in the Museum and the people who made it. The students can then put what they have learned into practice and make their own clay pot to take home.

This workshop is suitable for art and history students in Junior Cert and Transition Year classes.

Maximum: 20 per group. Duration: approx. 60 minutes.
Make a booking or enquiry using the group booking form.

Special Printmaking Workshop in November:

Make Your Mark!

Printing Press

November 8th, 15th, 22nd 2011

Create your own dry-point etchings and print to take home using ancient Irish metalwork as inspiration! These workshops are led by expert printmaker, Niamh Flanagan.

Curriculum Links:

  • Art
  • History
  • TY Action Project
  • CPSE

This workshop is suitable for 1st to 3rd year and TY and Leaving Certificate

Maximum: 15 per group. Duration: approx. 60 minutes.

Make a booking or enquiry using the group booking form. 


In The Classroom
  • Using air-drying clay, make your own version of Prehistoric pottery using the pinch pot and coil-building techniques. Use shells, wood, combs, fingernails and other materials to decorate the pots.
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