Continued Professional Development Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators


Artist Lucy Hill will introduce participating educators to ways of using contemporary artworks as a starting point for designing bespoke early years arts activities for young children that take into account the Aistear curriculum, children’s highly specific needs and likes, and the spaces available in early years settings.

During the day Lucy will guide the group on an exploration of Estuary - an exhibition featuring some of the artworks within Fingal County Council’s Public Art Collection, to generate ideas for art activities designed for children. This will be a practical, messy and highly enjoyable day where you will collaborate with other professional early childhood educators to inspire and extend your confidence and abilities for providing arts activities for children from babies to after school clubs.  

Follow Up Support

This CD day will be further supported by an artist’s visit to your setting to assist with implementation of the plans generated during the workshop day and to help you optimise your art spaces. A day that suits your setting can be decided on with the artist at a future date.

For information and booking please contact: Draíocht Box Office:
Tel: 01 – 8852622

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Limited places available. 

About Lucy Hill
Lucy is a visual artist, educator and researcher with particular interest and expertise in the area of early years visual arts education. Lucy has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has won several public art commissions and awards. Past experience includes designing and implanting an early years programme for Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar over a ten year period, Artist-in-Residence at Woodland Park Preschool Westport since 2007, and many collaborative projects with agencies, consultants and institutions resulting in high quality interactive art initiatives.  Lucy’s training and professional development in this area includes study visits with Early Childhood Ireland to Reggio Emilia inspired preschools in Italy. Lucy is currently working on a PhD with an early years visual art focus.
Creative Associate with Creative Schools / The Arts Council.
Inaugural Early Years Artist in Residence 2018/19, The Ark.
Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar GOIPG/2018/2171

About Estuary, Sept 12th – Nov 16th at Draíocht
Fingal County Council presents this significant exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the council and the Public Art Collection. Curated by Una Sealy (RHA), James English (RHA), Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorović, the selected artworks represent an evolving collection of painting, print, photography, literature and sculptural work.  There is a strong theme of nature flowing through much of the selected works chosen by the curators specifically with Fingal’s landscape in mind. We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and participation in the public engagement programme.