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Distance Creates…
Remote Creative Health Programme

Helium Arts is keeping creativity and connection alive for children and young people with long-term health conditions during times of social distancing. This Autumn, Helium’s team of talented Artists will deliver a series of home-based creative activities though short video demonstrations with step-by-step guide booklets, Post Pal Relay collaborations, and virtual sharing.

In the meantime, you can enjoy the creative and fun taster activities below to give you a flavour of the upcoming, home-based six week programmes for 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds beginning in September 2020.

Find out more about our six week programme for 6-8 year olds starting in September here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 9-12 year olds starting in September here.

 If you are interested in registering, or have any questions, get in touch with our Family Liaison, Maria, at hello@helium.ie.

Acknowledgements

Helium Arts’ Distance Creates Remote Creative Health Programme, Autumn 2020, is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Rethink Ireland, Creative Ireland, ​Limerick City & County Council and Limerick Culture & Arts Department.

9-12 YEARS TASTER

SURREAL POETRY

Age Recommendation: 9-12 year olds.

Create some wacky and wonderful poetry that will bring a bit of laughter to your day.

What you’ll need:
Paper (any colour or shape), Selection of pens, pencils or markers, Scissors, Glue stick

Step by step:
You can download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 9-12 year olds starting in September here.

6-8 YEARS TASTER 

Ahoy! Treasure Awaits!

Age Recommendation: 6-8 year olds.

Transform an average cardboard tea box into a colourful treasure chest to hide all your special treasures in.

What you’ll need:
Barry’s Tea/Lyons Tea box (empty), White paint/coloured paper, Paint Brushes/ Markers, Glue

Step by step:
You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 6-8 year olds starting in September here.

6-8 YEARS TASTER

SHADOW DRAWING

Age Recommendation: 6-8 year olds.

Experiment with light and shadow in this easy, yet fun activity for young children.

What you’ll need:
Household Objects, Strong Lightsource (the sun, or a lamp), pencils and colouring utensils.

Step by step:
You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

Find out more about our six week programme for 6-8 year olds starting in September here.

TEEN TASTER

ACCIDENTAL ALPHABETS

Age Recommendation: 13-18 year olds.

See the world in a whole new light as you look for accidental alphabets around your home and neighbourhood.

What you’ll need:
A camera or mobile phone camera, alphabet checklist, a pen.

Step by step:
You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

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Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland

 

CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
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