Teen Culture Club

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Teen Culture Club


Wabi-sabi and Beauty in Everyday Life

In this illustrated talk artist Beth O'Halloran explores the idea of wabi-sabi and beauty in everyday life, comparing concepts of what is considered beautiful. Beth also explores the work of artists and her own practice through this lens. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uON0ZeZI_QA

Having watched the film,  Beth suggests an art activity that you could try by taking a sheet of baking paper or tracing paper and walking around your environment to find marks. The idea is to build up a layered drawing of many, many marks which could become a collection of marks that could then inform a painting. You could make drawings of other accidental or left-behind marks such as cracks, seams, a snail trail, raindrops on the window, a coffee spill and lots more. We would love to see your sketches and share them with us @thehughlane This talk and activity is presented as part of our Teen Culture Club.


This Lunar Life (Parts 1&2)

In This Lunar Life (Parts 1 and 2) artist Sarah Edmondson delivers an engaging and illustrated talk discussing how the moon and human interaction with the lunar landscape have been critically explored by a variety of artists in their work. In Part 2 Sarah explores the moon in film and art and suggests an art activity related to this theme. Watch Part 1 here and Part 2 here. We would love to see your artwork and share it with us @thehughlane


Art and Text

In this virtual art activity, artist Marie Farrington explores how text has inspired and been incorporated by artists in many diverse ways in their art. Inspired by these artists and using the example of the evocative line from the poem ‘A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford’ by poet Derek Mahon, Marie shows you how to create your own text and share this text, perhaps a line from poetry or literature that inspires you, on your window and with the wider world. We would love to see your artwork and share it with us @thehughlane

For more art ideas that you may be interested in check out the Hugh Lane Gallery's YouTube channel here

Are there themes in art that you would like to explore? Let us know or to find out more about Hugh Lane education programmes, please contact Jessica O'Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING