After School with Garter Lane Arts Centre

Exploring studio techniques and materials with Aimee Roche

A series of workshops over four weeks introducing studio materials and techniques. To encourage freedom of expression through abstract and literal concepts.


Age: 11-15yrs

Date: Every Thursday for the Month of October (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th October)

Time: 4.30 to 5.30

Capacity: 12

Venue: Children’s Room, Garter Lane Studios

Fee: €5.00

Presented by Aimee Roche


Week 1:

Thur 7th Oct

An introduction to casting with plaster bandage and paper. You will have the opportunity to explore lifecasting, mould making and sculpture techniques.


Week 2:

Thur 14th Oct

Explore methods of mould making and plaster Paris pouring. An introduction to plaster relief and clay impressions.


Week 3:

Thur 21st Oct

Introducing combined materials concepts and techniques. Adding to the techniques and methods from weeks 1 and 2, we will explore the concept of using recycled materials, textiles, wax, ink and paint. Breaking down forms and manipulating materials.

Week 4:

Thur 28th Oct

Bring your vision to life in session 4. In this session, the participants will develop their own artwork. The Participants will be given the encouragement and freedom to develop and realise their own concepts and artwork. Express personal ideas and interests with the techniques and methods covered in weeks 1 to 3.