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Inspireland Summer Camps 2017 Bring Together Young People in Limerick

Inspireland Summer Camps 2017 Bring Together Young People in Limerick

Inspireland Summer Camps 2017 will bring together some of Ireland’s most talented artists to mentor and nurture the creativity of children and teens aged 8 to 18 in what promises to be one of the most magical and creative experiences of their lives.

Participants of the summer camp will learn all about creativity and the art of storytelling through shadow art, puppetry, illustration, film, graffiti, animation, model and mask making, stencil, comic art, drama, poetry and craft art book making.

Based on the Inspireland school workshops, the poetry, storytelling and creative writing workshops are without a shadow of a doubt the most fun young people will ever have putting pen to paper. They teach the skills of storytelling, creating a worlds, characters and plots through writing and performing poetry. These workshops have featured on RTE TwoTube, RTE 1’s Nationwide, RTE Arena, RTE Radio 1’s Poetry Programme, The Irish Times, the Independent, The Journal and the Irish Examiner.

Drawing from the worlds and characters created in the Creative Writing Workshops, in the animation, puppetry and shadow art workshop, worlds are conjured and paper is brought to life, sparked by the imagination to dance with the darkness and light. The characters, both heroes and monsters created on day one. are brought to life in dramatic fashion. Heroes rise from the shadows, creatures leap from the light. Tales are told of bravery and adventure in ways never experienced before.

Through the urban art, illustration and stencils workshop, students will learn the tricks of the trade with some of Ireland’s most talented young artists. They will cover a variety of styles including graphic novel, cartoon and still life. Students will use pencil, ink and charcoal, developing their drawing and painting skills. They will also look at the history of street art, and students will make their own stencils creating exhibits of the poetry produced on day one.

The film, art and performance sector of the summer camp is all about confidence building and helping young people come out of their shells. Learning the basic techniques of acting, performance and public speaking, the first part of the day is spent acting out scenes from each of the stories they have written, illustrated and cast as shadows. They then make short films of their shadow puppetry plays using iPads, creative lighting and their new-found performance techniques.

To wrap up the week students make a stunning Inspireland Accordion Craft Book, which will serve as a memento and souvenir that they will want to keep with them forever. They will also receive their Inspireland Souvenir Pack, which includes a tote bag jam- packed with their poetry, stories, illustrations, photographs, Inspireland T-Shirts, badges, pens and memorabilia.

These week-long Inspireland summer camps 2017 will take place during Summer 2017 in the Limerick School of Art and Design, and in Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare. The Inspireland summer camps 2017 run for four hours per day – 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with an early drop-off and late pick-up option also available upon request. (Early drop-off and later pick-up are not available however for Hotel Doolin camps.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.