Come join Siobhán McGibbon for a hands-on workshop where participants will work step-by-step with the artist through the process of making life casts from parts of the body such as fingers, toes and mouths with alginate.
During the workshop the children will create moulds, experiment with materials, pouring and casting. The alginate mould making process is simple, creative and a fun way to introduce children to professional sculpture techniques and to learn how detailed sculptures are made.
Uillinn Artist in Residence, Siobhan McGibbon is an Irish visual artist interested in trans disciplinary practice, particularly the intersections between art and medical science. She works conceptually with sculpture, installation, drawing, animation and biomaterials. McGibbon originally trained in sculpture in the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, receiving first class honours and the sculpture student of the year award. McGibbon is currently undertaking a practice based research PhD in the ACADEMY research center at Limerick School of Art and Design, where she explores the notion of “The contemporary quest for the fountain of youth” through a series of unusual investigations in the in the areas of anatomy, medical and biological exploration and centres of scientific enquiry.