BLAST 2021 - Walterstown NS
Julie Forrester led the BLAST residency in Walterstown National School.
The residency was available to the Junior Infants class and 2nd class.
Initial sessions began with nature walks, connecting with the outdoors and individual findings there.
The children explored ideas beginning with observational drawings from their own collections.
Following sessions incorporated paintings and print from memory and imagination.
We explored drawing with charcoal and chalk from primary source material, then leapt into a world of colour as the children found their way with materials and ideas.
The residency continued with junior infants working collaboratively and individually on a class piece.
The long frieze will be shown in the school corridor and will be divided up in a way the children will decide for taking home at the end of term.