Masterclass Programme 2018

Street Art-Using creative expression in the street to communicate justice messages and to practice active citizenship.

Dates: March 24th -25th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Register: Please follow this link to register

Trainers:  Claire Coughlan and Helen O’Keeffe

Claire and Helen are both artists and facilitators who have collaboratively set up a mobile arts programme called Splattervan.

Splattervan uses Graffiti and street art to engage with young people particularly young people at risk, who may not have been well served by the education system, young people in care and asylum-seeker young people

Through expressing themselves they become active citizens and change-makers, and the art work lives on to engage others. They realise they can make a difference for in the world both for  themselves and others.

Workshop description

Throughout the weekend the participants will have a very practical and hands-on experience where they will get to try out a range of street art techniques and materials.  They will consider the power of street art both to engage others in learning about justice themes but also about its power to engage wider audiences, on the street and also through social media.

Having participated in the workshop participants can expect…

-to gain a new perspective on the potential of public space for expression and engagement with local and global justice themes

-to learn how to collaboratively generate ideas and concepts to express to the public

-to see to how to bring ideas to a design/ composition

-to gain practical skills in how to make a stencil both with text and image

-to learn how to work with materials suitable for street art.

-to go away with ideas how to use the potential of social media to share street art projects.

Theatre workshop, from the Personal to the Public: using theatre to explore understand issues of power from the micro to the macro, local to global.

Dates: April 21st and 22nd

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Register: Please follow this link to register

Trainer: Peter Hussey

Peter Hussey is Artistic Director of Crooked House and Kildare Youth theatre. His work is mostly with young people, exploring how collaborative making theatre can foster resilience and citizenship skills.

Workshop description

This workshop explores how we can shape our personal stories and reflections into commentaries on local and global issues of power and justice.

In the workshop we will explore how our moments of public awkwardness and vulnerability can act as starting points for larger stories about how our power is taken from us and others. The theme of power and interconnection will be explored from a personal perspective, as well as thinking about how power works within larger social and global systems. This work will use juxtaposition as a tool to forge together apparently unconnected images, dialogue, text and spoken word to make a short performance about power.

Having participated in the workshop participants can expect to have gained

-a deeper insight to elements of power, colonisation and oppression and resistance.

-ability to connect the personal to the local and global.

-skills to engage others with creative and transformative theatre exercises.

-to have had a lot of fun creating material that is thought provoking and engaging.

 

Visual Facilitation- Thinking visually about your facilitation practice

Dates: May 19th & 20th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Register: Please follow this link to register

Trainer: Eimear McNally

Eimear is a freelance graphic recorder and facilitator. She has been doodling professionally for 7 years and facilitating for over 10 years. She has a background in development education and non-formal learning. She collaborates with FramLabs a company that offers design-thinking and lean start-up services to clients, where visual thinking is key. Her clients include Google, Citibank, Allianz Worldwide Care, Saint Vincent de Paul, Siemens, UCD and the HSE. Eimear is most passionate about creativity and learning.

Workshop description

The overall aim of the workshop is to empower participants to use visual tools in their facilitation practice. Adding visuals to your facilitation practice will help you create more meaningful outcomes in your work with groups. The level of complexity is high when discussing global justice issues. Visual tools are helpful because they can illustrate complexity so that everyone can understand- we can literally put ourselves into the bigger picture, in a way that is impossible with words alone.

Participants can expect to experience a deep-dive into the use of visuals in facilitation- anyone who has done basic graphic recording training will find this a useful follow-up. If you have no experience of drawing- don’t worry it is not required. The workshop will focus more on the use of templates and the design of visual tools as part of your preparation for facilitating. We will introduce basic, useful and re-usable visual tools (e.g. stakeholder mapping, x-y axis, mind maps) and information visualisation tools, as well as more complex topics such as using visual metaphors.

Having participated in the workshop participants can expect…

  • To understand the value of visual thinking in general
  • To feel confident introducing visual tools into their facilitation practice
  • To feel able to design their own visual tools
  • To understand the power of visual metaphor in facilitating discussion on complex topics

Design Thinking-Think like a designer; Solve real world problems

Dates: June 9th and 10th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Trainer: Eimear McNally

Eimear is a freelance graphic recorder and facilitator. She has been doodling professionally for 7 years and facilitating for over 10 years. She has a background in development education and non-formal learning. She collaborates with FramLabs a company that offers design-thinking and lean start-up services to clients, where visual thinking is key. Her clients include Google, Citibank, Allianz Worldwide Care, Saint Vincent de Paul, Siemens, UCD and the HSE. Eimear is most passionate about creativity and learning.

Workshop description

Design Thinking is currently having a “moment”. Any company eager to innovate is employing design thinking to offer better products and services. But how can we use this method to design innovative learning or even to solve real world social problems? What is the really valuable takeaway from this, once we get past all the jargon? Participants will be taken through the design thinking process, step by step. They will work in groups to solve a problem that relates to global justice and citizenship education. Participants will be supported to reflect on where (and where not) they would apply this in their work.

Having participated in the workshop participants can expect… 

  • To have demystified design thinking- buzzword busting
  • To understand where design thinking is a valuable approach, and where it is not
  • To experience applying the design thinking method to a problem related to global justice and citizenship education
  • To have considered how they might use design thinking with their target audiences

Rich Learning Environments: Exploring the potential of created, built and natural environments as sites for transformative learning and nurturing capacities of global citizens.

Dates: June 23rd and 24th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Register: Please follow this link to register

Trainers: Jessica Carson & Chriszine Backhouse

Jessica Carson is the co-ordinator of the Creativity and Change CIT CCAD programme and has been bringing creativity to transformative learning experiences in a wide range of settings in Ireland and occasionally in Latin America where she has enjoyed rich exchange with and learning innovative artists and grassroots initiatives. She works as an artist, trainer, facilitator collaborator and learner.

Chriszine Backhouse trained in Community Theatre and Drama Therapy. She directs the SpeakOut: Theatre for Transformation company in Cork and works on projects with Theatre of the Oppressed. She is interested in the potential of work with the body in connection with nature and transformative learning. She works as the Family Youth Work and Youth Leadership Programme Coordinator for the Ireland YMCA.

Workshop description

This workshop will explore what qualities makes a rich learning environment. It will explore existing natural and urban man-made environments as well as the importance of bringing creativity to learning spaces to make them richer and engaging. This experiential workshop will bring you to the streets of Cork city and to nearby natural environments and will support you to experience and explore the environment through the perspective of a global citizen. It will also explore how we can bring creativity to learning spaces to enrich learning experiences.

It will support you to consider how you can support learners to develop competences such as critical thinking, curiosity, empathy, initiative, resilience and sense of agency. Using principles of transformative learning we will explore how various processes in different environments can support learners to engage with their head, heart and hands, with knowledge and ways of thinking, with values emotions and sense of connection and with consideration of behaviours and actions.

Having participated in the workshop participants can expect…

  • To have had a personal transformative learning experience.
  • To take away a range of tools, processes and activities that you can use in designing learning experiences for others.
  • To take away principles you can apply to work in different environments
  • New inspiration
  • Motivation to view the wealth of potential for learning in the environments around us.