Sponsor: Louth County Council/Arts Council
Modern Experiments: Tropes and Scopes
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February 2017 11.30am-1.00pm
Working with video, photography and installation Susan MacWilliam's work explores cases of paranormal and perceptual phenomena. Artist and invigilator Yvonne Byrne leads two days of workshops focusing on the exhibition, using historic and scientific techniques involved in play, motion and movement, and exploring the artist’s interest in visual perception and after image.
Thaumatrope & Zoetropes Thursday 23 February, 11.30am-1.00pm
Children will look and discuss ideas and practices in Susan MacWilliam’s exhibition and create their own Thaumatrope and Zoetrope.
A thaumatrope is a scientific toy devised in the 19th century, consisting of a disc with a different picture on each of its two sides, these appearing to combine into one image when the disc is rapidly rotated.
A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion.
Kaleidoscopes Friday 24 February, 11.30am-1.00pm
Children will look and discuss ideas and practices in Susan MacWilliam’s exhibition and create their own Kaleidoscope.
A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces inclined to each other in an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection.
Workshop Cost and Booking:
Workshops are for children aged 5 - 13yrs, and charged at €6 per child, with booking essential. Book online www.eventbrite.ie www.highlanes.ie or Telephone 041-9803311
Workshops at the gallery are process-based and explore basic concepts and ideas with children as they are looking. The emphasis is placed on understanding the ideas surrounding the objects. Making objects forms part of that process but is not the only goal of the workshop.