RoolaBoola Art Festival

Roolaboola Children’s Art Festival

The Linenhall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

RoolaBoola is one of Ireland’s leading children’s arts festivals. It takes place annually over the October bank holiday weekend.
The celebrations include a selection of high calibre national and international children’s theatre, music and dance shows as well as other arts events, including children’s book readings, exhibitions, street performances and a multitude of hands-on arts workshops in a range of media for children and their families.

Designed and facilitated interactive visual art workshops as part of the RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Festival 2011.

Life Size Family Portraits

Using large paper scrolls and a range of mixed media families trace their silhouette, capture their characters and together create life size family portraits.

Paper Chains & Cut Out Dolls

Designed for children aged 7+years, this workshop explored the art of creating paper chain dolls and silhouette figures. During the session they discovered different paper cut- out techniques and used a range of mixed media to create a variety of characters complete with cloths and costumes.