Magical Micro Worlds! If you could magically transport yourself to anywhere in the universe, real or imagined, where would you go? Would you like to create and animate a diorama?
Dioramas have been used since the early 19th century for entertainment and as educational tools in museums and galleries. You will learn how to build a diorama and bring it into the 21st century by making a simple animation with it
Everyone from six to sixteen years old, living in County Leitrim, is invited to take part in this fun series of workshops.
Over three Saturdays, you will design, build and animate your own micro world with the use of simple materials found in your home. You can then celebrate your finished diorama by inviting family and friends to view your creation in our own virtual gallery project
The Leitrim Design House in partnership with EZxploring invites you to enjoy, Magical Micro Worlds our free online series of creative diorama and animation workshops for Leitrim’s young people.These workshops are part of the Cruinniú na nÓg programme funded by Creative Ireland. This is a national programme of free events for young people which culminates in a grand finale on 13th June.
EZxploring is an exciting new company run by two local artists Edel McWeeney Moran and Kevin Moran. As well as delivering creative projects,Edel and Kevin create, design and print fun and educational maps with walking trails suitable for all ages.
Magical Micro Worlds will teach participants:
- History of dioramas,
- How to tell a story through a diorama
- How to build a diorama using easy to access materials
- How to animate a diorama using a free to download animation app.
Suitable for age groups; 6yrs-10 year olds and 11-16 year olds. Maximum 12 participants in each group. Bookings are through the Leitrim Design House website Here.
Diorama workshop Group 1 (6-10yrs) Group 2 (11-16yrs)
Saturday May 30th 11am-12pm 12.30pm-1.30pm
Saturday 6th June 11am-12pm 12.30pm-1.30pm
Saturday 13th June 11am-11.30am 12.30pm-1pm