CRAFTed Online Education Resources are designed to support the Irish Primary School Curriculum and promote the quality work that Irish designer and makers contribute to our classrooms through the CRAFTed programme.

The guided learning resources emphasis the making journey, allowing space for experimentation, active learning and personal growth for students. Professional makers & designers from a variety of art forms share their years of knowledge and wisdom about materials, design processes, making techniques, and where to seek inspiration and stimulus. 

 

Teachers are supported in the delivery of fabric & fibre, clay, construction, print and design strands of the Visual Art Curriculum. These exciting new resource’s emphasis the cross curricular potential of CRAFTed in areas such as literacy, numeracy, SESE and SPHE. They aim to inspire confidence for all involved, both teachers and learners, so that they may engage with craft and design as a means to explore and grow their own creative skills as well as many more skills for life.

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Wool under a Microscope presented by CRAFTed Education Panel member Gabi McGrath. Before you learn the process of felt making watch this video and learn all about what makes a good fiber for felting.

 

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Felt-Making Tutorial by CRAFTed Education Panel Member Gabi Mc Grath is inspired by the Stokes Tapestry from the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barrick’s, Dublin.

 

Tutorial designed to support 5th & 6th class primary school students with strands from the Visual Art and SESE curriculum.

Find accompanying lesson plan here.

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FABRIC & FIBRE

This lesson plan will introduce you to fabric and fibre with a focus on weaving

CLAY

This lesson plan will introduce you to the method of slab building with rolled clay

WIRE

This lesson plan will introduce you to using metal as a sculptural material to create shapes and forms

FELT

This lesson plan will introduce to felt as a material and how to work with it in your classroom

PRINT & STENCIL

This lesson plan will introduce you to the possibilities of working with found objects to create stencils and prints