Street Art: Using creative expression in the street to communicate justice messages and to practice active citizenship Back to events list

Date: June 15th, 2018 at 09:30 to June 16th, 2018 at 17:00
Price:Standard €40.0
Venue: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Street Art: Using creative expression in the street to communicate justice messages and to practice active citizenship.


Dates: 15th and 16th June 2018

Time: 9:30am to 5pm each day

Cost: €40

The fee in a nominal fee as the programme is subsidised by Irish Aid. The nominal fee is considered a deposit and is non-refundable case of cancellation.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Trainers:  Claire Coughlan and Helen O’Keeffe

Claire and Helen are both artists and facilitators who have collaboratively set up a mobile arts programme called Splattervan. Splattervan uses Graffiti and street art to engage with young people particularly young people at risk, who may not have been well served by the education system, young people in care and asylum-seeker young people

Through expressing themselves they become active citizens and change-makers, and the art work lives on to engage others. They realise they can make a difference for in the world both for themselves and others.


Workshop description

Throughout the weekend the participants will have a very practical and hands-on experience where they will get to try out a range of street art techniques and materials.  They will consider the power of street art both to engage others in learning about justice themes but also about its power to engage wider audiences, on the street and also through social media.

Having participated in the workshop participants can expect...

  • to gain a new perspective on the potential of public space for expression and engagement with local and global justice themes
  • to learn how to collaboratively generate ideas and concepts to express to the public
  • to see to how to bring ideas to a design/ composition
  • to gain practical skills in how to make a stencil both with text and image
  • to learn how to work with materials suitable for street art.
  • to go away with ideas how to use the potential of social media to share street art projects.

Who is it for?

The programme targets change-makers, educators, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.

About Creativity and Change

In the Creativity and Change programme we believe that creative engagement can support transformative learning experiences that connect the head, hand and heart and nurture competences of global citizens that are important for the sustainable future of our world, competences such as

  • empathy
  • resilience
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • ability to take action
  • compassion


Our core programme is an CIT Level 9 Accredited Award that runs one weekend / month during the academic Year. We also offer Master classes and an annual Youth engagement Lab for practitioners

Our training opportunities bring creative methodologies and energy to Global Citizenship/ Development Education. The programme is based in CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, in the Department of Arts in Health and Community Practices and is supported by Irish Aid.

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