VAC - VISUAL ARTS CLASSROOM
The VAC workshops take place during the PME program at NCAD. These are a set of skill and experimental art and design classes that are used to enhance the skill sets of student art teachers. The methodology is that what is demonstrated and created in these classes can be translated by the student teacher into their own classroom and teaching style. There is a strong influence on the Irish Art curriculum and these workshops support the subject areas needed to have an extensive range of ability and resources for the student teacher.
Traditional Clay techniques were explored and knowledge developed on technical aspect on clay.
An experimental drawing process was explored. There was a strong influence on primary source objects and mixed media drawing techniques, an example drawing with homemade drawing tools.
An experimental approach was taken with collage. Using found flat materials and these were fused together with glue. To create a smooth an flush background.
The use of acrylic paint and traditional approach to painting was adopted during this workshop. In order to strengthen technical ability and colour theory.
A design approach and process were utilised with 3D construction. There was a focus on the use of cardboard and various joining and layering techniques were shown.
A combination of etching, chinchole and lino printing techniques were exlopored.