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Available from 12pm, Sunday 31st October , Families

Fantastical Beasties and How to Make Them

Join multimedia artist Kim Sharkey and learn how to create your own clay Fantastical Beastie! Inspired by animals in the Museum's silverware collection and other mythical beasts. 


Learn about some of the key design techniques applied to the Museum’s silverware collection. Using this knowledge, Kim will show you have to apply these techniques by creating a rolled piece of clay. Add paint and finish with a hanging beastie to decorate your home!

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History is home to an impressive Collection of Irish Silver that dates from the early 17th century up until the present day. The exhibition, titled Irish Silver, illustrates the various uses of silver. When you look closely at the objects you see that the silver is decorating with lots of different animals such as lions, horses, monkeys, elephants, birds, fish, deer and all kinds of fantasy animals. There are also parts of animals, such as claws and wings.

Please note this is a pre-recorded workshop which will be available at 12.00pm, Sunday October 31st on the Museum's YouTube channel. 




 

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Fantastical Beasties and How to Make Them is located at:
Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7
D07 XKV4


Join multimedia artist Kim Sharkey and learn how to create your own clay Fantastical Beastie!

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Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7,
D07 XKV4

+353 1 677 7444