Distance Creates Clare Remote Summer Camp
This past august, we were delighted to bring our Distance Remote Camps to Clare for children aged 7-12. Over the course of a 3-day programme, children were encouraged to explore their creativity and to connect with other children across County Clare who have similar life experiences.
The programme was delivered by Helium artist Ciara Harrison, alongside Clare-based artist Ana Colomer. Drawing inspiration from the wonderful Sinterella Exhibition at Glór Ennis, the camp was filled with both online and offline activities, including lots of outdoor exploring.
Participants received an exciting gift of art materials in the post that they were able to experiment with during the camp. This included printing tools, clay and seeds for making our own seed bombs for guerilla gardening! Along with your gifted materials they also sourced their own materials in nature to include in their art works.
They explored storytelling and local Clare folk stories, using it to inspire their artwork, including GIF making.
This camp was filled with experimentation, storytelling and play with all sorts of unusual materials to make art!
Reflecting on the camp, Helium Artist Ciara Harrison said: ‘It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to visit the Sinterella Exhibition remotely and to learn about the artist’s work and what inspires them. This was a great starting point for the work produced by participants in the camp.”