Category Archives: Traces Art Project

  • The Final Artwork is Installed.

    Posted on June 18, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    Today we finally finished  installing the artwork with feelings of both sadness and joy. We will really miss doing the work as we had such fun but we are also very happy to see it all come together and it is time to hand it over to all you wonderful children. Well done everyone your […]

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  • Installation of ‘Traces’ begins.

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    Today at three o’clock when all the children had left the school we moved the artwork and lots of tools into the stairwell.The stairwell will never look like this again. With the help of George’s (senior infants) father, Paul O’Toole, who is a builder we got the the bronze fish and the cabinet installed. Tomorrow […]

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  • Studio Work

    Posted on May 18, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    Just because you haven’t seen us in the school doesn’t mean the work is finished. We are having a lovely time in the studio playing around with the children’s work. We have decided how we want the assemblage to fit together so now we have lots of bits to do. To give you an idea […]

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  • The Drowned Forest

    Posted on May 8, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    The Drowned Forest On the North Beach in Bray, there is an extremely interesting area of seashore where ancient tree trunks from the time of the Ice Age can be still be seen today sticking out of the seabed at low tide. These trees are part of a vast prehistoric forest extending beneath the Irish […]

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  • Prehistoric Forest

    Posted on April 23, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    On the North Beach in Bray there is an extremely interesting area of seashore where ancient tree trunks from the time of the Ice Age can be still be seen today sticking out of the seabed at low tide. These trees are part of a vast prehistoric forest extending beneath the Irish Sea. Such petrified […]

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  • Preparation for Second class work in the Cove

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    What a lovely day we had today in both second classes. We showed a slide show of all the work we have collected so far. We have a lot of amazing work. We looked at a photograph from the North beach in Bray at a fossilised tree dating back to the ice age and talked […]

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  • It’s absolutely transforming. If you get a student to dig up clay and make a pot, when they go to a museum they are looking at these artefacts differently.

    Posted on April 11, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    Greystones Educate Together N.S. pupils are at MA and PhD level. “MA students on site have been using charcoal and a bellows made from leather and twine to smelt copper. “It gives us an understanding of the time and investment that was put into things, and their relative importance,” http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ucd-archaeologists-seek-to-recreate-the-world-of-our-ancestors-1.2172217  

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  • Problem Solving

    Posted on March 31, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    When you are on a creative journey you are using information, techniques and materials in new ways a lot of the time. This way of working can be unpredictable which by its very nature adds intrigue and interest to the adventure. Plaster Panels. When casting the plaster panels we used two different bags of plaster […]

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  • The Gathering.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    Easter Holidays. Now is our time during the school holidays to take stock of where we are and the work we’ve gathered from all he children. To date we have worked with all classes except the two second classes. Second class we are going to work with you in April on the beach. We need […]

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  • Plaster Panels.

    Posted on March 27, 2015 by Liz McMahon in Traces Art Project.

    Today we collected the plaster panels from the school. Two panels were beginning to harden and the other two  were still ‘soapy’. We used two different bags of plaster – both bought on the same day ,yet they seem to be hardening at a very different paces. Back in the studio we opened the two […]

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