Creativity Through Connection offers fun creative drama and theatre workshops & courses for primary school aged children.
The courses aim to truly connect with students and support them to express their unique creativity; build their confidence and self esteem; use their imagination; learn how to collaborate and create with others and also learn new creative skills and tools.
Courses include fun drama games and exercises, improvisation, movement, storytelling, ensemble work and learning ways to make original theatre. There may also be other related activities such as mask and puppet making.
About me – Carol Walsh, Workshop & Course Facilitator.
I am a theatre maker, performer and facilitator with over 15 years experience teaching drama and creating theatre to children, young people and adults. I have worked with Youth Theatre Ireland; Dublin Youth Theatre; Griese Youth Theatre, Blessington Youth Theatre; Dyspraxia Ireland; the Vocational Education Committee; Act The Maggot; Smashing Times Theatre Company and various other schools, youth theatres and adult groups. In 2020, I was a participating artist in the Teacher Artist Partnership (TAP) Programme organised by Kildare Education Centre. For this, I delivered a series of workshops focusing on movement and developing creative ensemble skills for 4th class pupils in a primary school in Athy.
I trained in drama facilitation with Artstrain, Youth Theatre Ireland’s drama facilitation programme and in physical theatre at The London International School of Performing Arts. I also hold a BA in English and Anthropology from NUI, Maynooth. Finally, I’m currently studying for a Diploma in Neuro Dramatic Play with renowned drama and playtherapist Dr. Sue Jennings.
I am passionate about helping students express their unique creativity. I aim to create a really playful, creative and safe environment where students feel free to experiment, explore and be themselves.
As a theatre maker, I create original performances for both children and adults. For more information please see: http://www.tobeaclown.wordpress.com.