Yore praises success of Art in Action Children’s Craft Classes Programme
Local councillor Maeve Yore has praised the success of the inaugural Art in Action Children’s Craft Classes Programme that was part of the Super Saturday event in Dundalk on Saturday.
The independent councillor approached Dundalk BIDS manager Martin McElligott last year and explained the concept of her idea to promote Art, Crafts and Creativity in the county by running an Art in Action event. She was enthused and encouraged by Mr McElligott’s response and discussions took place with interested local talented craftspeople, resulting in crafters from The Crafty Rock shop in Blackrock offering to host Children’s Craft Workshops.
A dedicated committee was set up and several meetings over the last number of months took place culminating in the success of the event last Saturday. Committee members visited local primary schools to advertise Art in Action and Children’s Craft Classes and encouraged pupils to take part in the Art in Action Schools Poster Competition using the theme “Dundalk where great things happen” and a media campaign commenced.
Children’s craft classes included crochet, jewellery making, clay modelling, planting seeds, card making, mosiac masks, door hangers, design with fabrics and more.
The classes ran from 11am-3pm in the Art in Action marquee in Earl Street on Saturday, which also hosted craft stalls from The Crafty Rock, Mens Sheds and Louth ICA.
Cllr Yore thanked the Committee, Dundalk BIDS staff, the crafters and the Vvolunteers for making the inaugural Art in Action and Childrens Craft Classes such a success and feels positive about expanding and improving on the creative event for years to come.
She said: “Co Louth is packed with creative dynamic inspiring talented artists and we need to ‘Support Local, Support Louth’ and have pride in our talent.”