In Sligo, a second, concurrent session will be held upstairs at The Factory Performing Space, Quay Street, with artist Helene Hugel.
Both sessions will run from 10:30am to 12pm on December 5th, 2009.
Families with young deaf children of 9 months to 3.11 years are invited to these “imaginative play” sessions. While the emphasis is on fun, parents will learn creative skills to support early language development in their children.
The aim of this project is to enable parents to interactively communicate with their young children by using visual arts such as puppetry and theatre.
During the session, the artist / puppeteer will experiment with puppets and props, which will give the group a starting point to adapt for their own use.
This will give parents guidance for developing communication with their young child through art-forms that use everyday materials.
The overall outcome of the project is to develop a plan for future work in the community with a group of parents and their young deaf children. This will be devised through the input received from all participants.
Please email info<at>irishdeafkids.ie or helene<at>helium.ie if you would like to attend this session, or to get more details about the initiative.
This project is supported by the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.