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Register for Easter Art Camps in Mallow!

Children ages 6-12 living with long-term health conditions are invited to join Helium Arts for a fun-filled 3 day art camp in Mallow. Free registration opens Monday 21 February and closes Monday 21 March.

Arts to Make You Feel Better

Do you know a child aged 6-12 living with a long-term health condition who would benefit from exploring their creativity, having fun and building friendships in a safe and stimulating environment?

This Art Camp is an Easter Treat! 

This spring we will look to nature to spark our curiosity and creativity. We will draw inspiration from the processes of nature to explore individual interests and create a collaborative group project. We will do this through play and artistic experimentation. Let’s explore nature together, get creative and have some fun!


CDYS – Youth Work Ireland, The Big Blue Cube, Gouldshill, Mallow


Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 April
Children 6-8 years old, 10:30am – 11:30am
Children 9-12 years old, 2:30 – 4pm 

For children with long-term health conditions, aged 6-12 years:

  • The programme is free of charge. 
  • Medical support will be provided by a professional medic
  • Venue is wheelchair accessible
  • Volunteers provide extra one-to-one support

To SIGN UP, please contact: 

Helium Arts’ Family Liaison or 083 010 3240

Closing date for registration is Monday 21 March. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

What parents say about Helium Arts Workshops:

“My son’s creativity was opened up in such a short time and I could see confidence in himself growing that he would love to do sessions on a regular basis.” – Parent

“My child, having many complex needs is not a suitable candidate for most activities and to find one allowing his participation is just amazing for us.”  – Parent

About the Artist 

Ciara Keegan is an artist, facilitator and youth worker with a passion for working with young people through the arts. Ciara has led arts projects with children and young people in education and community contexts, working with organisations such as Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Teach Tearmainn and Refugee & Migrant Solidarity Ireland. Ciara recently completed an MA in Social Practice & The Creative Environment at Limerick School of Art & Design.

About Helium Arts 

Helium Arts is the national children’s arts and health charity supporting the social and emotional needs of children facing long-term health conditions through arts-based projects in hospital, community and public settings. 

Helium Arts’ national Creative Health Hub Programme is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, the Department of Health, the HSE, and the Arts Council.

The Cork Creative Health Hub also receives funding from RETHINK Ireland through the Arts to Impact Fund, The Tomar Trust, and The Ireland Funds.

The Cork Hub is taking place in partnership with Cork University Hospital’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing Programme and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.

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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
Companies Registration Office: 486621


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