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Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) – Learning to Look

November 19, 2022, 10:30 am - December 3, 2022, 3:30 pm

Arts in Junior Cycle in collaboration with artist Claire Halpin and Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda invites participants to register for a series of two Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) workshops taking place here at Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery.


This is a unique opportunity for teachers of all subjects and disciplines to look at and respond to a range of images utilising the VTS method of looking.


Participants can practice the VTS method of looking in a collaborative and supportive environment, discuss how thoughtful and responsible image selection supports aesthetic development and critical thinking skills, and also reflect on how it can be utilised to engage students in analysing imagery.


The event will take place on both Saturday 19th November and Saturday 3rd December 2022, 10:30am – 3:30pm.


As spaces are limited there will be a waiting list applied, and you can register your place on and through the supplied Book link.




Claire Halpin is an artist, curator and arts educator. She is also a trained Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitator and coach. As an arts educator, Claire has vast experience across a range of ages and sectors including working with older people living with dementia. This experience is in a range of contexts including museums and galleries, schools, healthcare, community settings and European Arts in Education Projects.


As an artist, Claire has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and internationally. Her work, recently acquired by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is currently on show in The Narrow Gate of the Here and Now exhibition.

  • Type: Talks,Workshop
  • Time: November 19, 2022 - 10:30 am December 3, 2022 - 3:30 pm
  • Venue:Places Limited / Register