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"An inspiring collection of creative lesson plans designed by Irish professional practitioners. Each series is perfectly structured for practical use by all age groups in the Irish primary school classroom".


Carmel Rochford, Primary School Teacher, Wexford (Retd.)

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Ball to Bowl. Projects in Clay

Patricia Howard, an accomplished potter with over thirty years’ experience, has taught in a number of primary schools as a member of the Design and Craft Council’s ‘CraftEd’ programme in addition to her own in-studio children’s craft workshops.


This books’ guiding principle is the evolution of a basic shape, the ball which via skillful manipulation and mastery of technique develops into a variety of increasingly sophisticated but related shapes. The 13 inspiring lessons in Ball to Bowl will leave children challenged and absorbed.


ISBN: 978-0-9566436-7-4

Exploring Fabric & Fibre


Mairéad Holohan has an MA in Education and is a member of The Teaching Council. As a panellist with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s CraftEd programme she has worked as an artist/craftsperson in schools for many years.


Fabric and Fibre is an excellent way to reinforce understanding of colour, tone, shape, texture, pattern and rhythm in a fun and practical manner. By working through these 14 colourful lessons in the art of textiles children will learn to understand the basics of designing and making, via the medium of fabric, at appropriate age levels.


ISBN: 978-0-9566436-8-1

Primary Printmaking

Órla Bates is a practicing visual artist and art educator. Órla studied art, specializing in printmaking, at Limerick School of Art and Design and completed the Higher Diploma in Art and Design Education at NCAD.


These 12 exciting lessons offer an introduction to a range of basic printing techniques which are easy to use in the classroom including monoprint, relief printing, and collographs. Each project requires only basic equipment and materials and all projects can be printed by hand without the use of a printing press.


ISBN: 978-0-9566436-9-8

Printmaking lessons for junior school children

Unit Cost: €18.99

(€20.00 incl. P&P)

Unit Cost: €18.99

(€20.00 incl. P&P)

Unit Cost: €18.99

(€20.00 incl. P&P)

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Special Price for All Three: €60.00! (€10.00 postage and packing)

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Orla Bates - printmaker

Patricia Howard - potter

Mairead Holohan - fabric

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