National Youth Council of Ireland encourages anyone working with young people in Athlone and surrounding area to attend youth arts event
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is inviting all those who work with young people in Athlone and the surrounding areas to an introductory event that will help them get involved in youth arts.
The event, entitled ‘Getting Started in Comics’ is an introductory training that will help those attending get to grips with the basics of how to research, write and draw a comic. It takes place on Tuesday, May 10th in Gateway Youth Project, St Marys’ Hall, Northgate Street, Athlone.
“We’re delighted to be holding this event in Athlone, and we look forward to working with people from here and the surrounding areas,” said Niamh Dillon, of the NYCI National Youth Arts Programme.
“We chose ‘Comics’ as the theme as so many young people have an interest in animation and graphic novels. This makes it the perfect gateway to further work using the arts with young people,” continued Ms Dillon.
The course tutor on the day, Maeve Clancy, works in installation, animation and comics. She has worked on music videos for singer Lisa Hannigan, mounted solo exhibitions and written both fictional and historical comic stories. Recent commissions include a paper installation for the Tall Ships Festival Dublin, a pop up book for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 advertising campaign and a large scale installation at a National Trust property in Somerset, UK.
Anyone interested in registering to attend the training can do so on youth.ie/upcoming-trainings where they’ll find details on the (subsidised) fee and booking, or by contacting Niamh Dillon on 01-478 4122 for more information.
For further information, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Manager at NYCI on 01 425 5955 or 087 672 6619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Arts Programme is a partnership approach to promoting and developing youth arts in Ireland. The programme developed from recommendations in the report Making Youth Arts Work 1993, which advises that ‘those responsible for policy and provision in youth work should understand that the forms and materials of arts and cultural activity are particularly conducive to enacting many of the personal and social processes which characterise adolescence and young adulthood’.
NYCI’s Arts Programme aims specifically to realise the potential of young people through good quality arts practice in the youth service and to develop appropriate policies and activities at local, regional and national level.