Clay Through the Ages - Primary School Workshops
Clay Though the Ages is a fresh and innovative suite of resources developed for 3rd and 4th class teachers and pupils. Developed by The Three Muses Joint Education Programme, Clay Through the Ages offers a variety of avenues for engagement and educational enjoyment of the ceramic Collections of three important cultural institutions in Limerick city.
Clay Through the Ages is the newest offering from 'The Three Muses' Joint Education Programme comprising of the Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art. There are three strands to this programme including a Digital Teachers Pack, an online game and an onsite primary school workshop programme. The development of these three strands facilitates pupil engagement in multiple forms; onsite, online and in the classroom.
The Digital Teachers Pack is available for free here and focuses on four ceramic objects from the above cultural institutions. It was developed in conjunction with award winning local ceramic artist Ann McBride and it provides clay based lesson plans and a wealth of related video based resources to support classroom based teaching and learning on these intriguing objects.
Truffles the Treasure Hunting Piggy! The fun, educational and free online game is available here. Truffes, the treasure hunting Piggy, navigates the streets of Old Limerick collecting treasures and artifacts. Each level reveals a ceramic object from the above cultural institutions. There are layers to the learning with this game; as each visual element in the levels is inspired by something in the collections of The Three Muses institutions. Play with the sound on! Look and listen closely for evidence of a city rich in cultural heritage.
The Onsite Primary School Workshop, for 3rd and 4th classes, facilitates engagement and exploration of ceramic objects from the above cultural institutions. This interactive Three Muses workshop offers pupils the chance to travel through space and time focusing on ceramic objects from the Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art. Their exploration begins in the Bronze Age and concludes with examples of contemporary ceramics. Pupils will learn about techniques and processes used to make clay objects and how these have changed over time.