Hello children, teachers, staff, parents, and family of Greystones Educate Together N.S.

We would like to introduce ourselves. We are the artists who will work with you, children, teachers and special needs assistants, to produce artworks for your school under the percent for art scheme.

We are Liz McMahon on the left and Fiona Coffey on the right.

We have been working together on collaborative commissions in schools since 2006. Liz has a background in working with young people in visual arts, and was responsible for childrens programmes in the Irish Museum of Modern Art for 10 years. Fiona is studio based in Glendarragh Studios, Newtownmountkennedy, which she founded in 1999, and has a particular interest in experimental bronze casting.

To view an example of our work in schools, see youtube “A Bronze Experience”

Primary school children collaborate with artists in creating a bronze sculpture for their school.

Here we are at the South beach early this morning – Friday 17th October waiting to start our first collaboration work with the artists from junior infants.

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