Playful Printmaking

Bryony Hussey & Sorcha Ní Chróinín


Thu 19 Oct

Using printmaking techniques and everyday materials, artists Bryony Hussey and Sorcha Ní Chróinín share their skills in creating immersive encounters for children. Explore new ideas and methods with peers in a supportive environment and understand how to bring these skills to your work with children. Find the place where pedagogy meets play!

The workshop will focus on mono printing techniques and how to use these processes at home, in a workshop or classroom setting. The workshop will include traditional and non-traditional materials, ways of thinking about making marks, and other disciplines such as drawing, site-specificity, surrealism and socially engaged art. Our approach is experimental, inquisitive and playful.

Learning in a group setting we’ll ask “What makes a drawing? In what ways can we use image-making as a method to deepen our understanding of our surroundings?”

Teachers, SNAs and youth workers welcome. Please dress comfortably.

Bryony Hussey is a visual artist and educator based in Galway. Exploring the body as a site, she focuses on new ways of translating movements through drawing, objects, soft sculptures, photography and moving image. Her practice centres on multisensory play and community-led approaches. She is dedicated to making art accessible from an early age and works with festivals, universities and galleries to empower children to tell their stories. Originally from Dublin, Bryony lived in London for half her life and is passionate about place, children’s rights and neurodiverse stories.

Sorcha Ní Chróinín is a maker and arts facillitator. She has a background in Fine Art and Animation, and was stage manager for Branar Téatar do Pháistí and Moonfish Theatre for many years up until 2020. Since then she has been making props, educational resources and digital workshops for Branar, and has had the great opportunity to be an Associate Artist with Baboró on their 3 year partnership with UK immersive theatre company Punchdrunk Enrichment. She is passionate about the benefits of play, experimentation and exploration for well-being and mental health and has really enjoyed facillitating the Playful Printmaking workshops with Bryony this year!

Venue | Áras na Mac Léinn, University of Galway