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Shannon Halligan

Shannon Halligan

Category: Visual Arts

 

Shannon Halligan, L-CAT is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist specializing in helping clients cope with issues such as Autism, Aspergerís syndrome, anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Alzheimerís and Dementia, developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. She has been making art since she was a child and loves to teach various art activities, such as painting, nature art, ceramics and mixed media, that boost creativity and the uniqueness of each artist. She believes that art-making is life-enhancing and promotes overall wellness and happiness.

 

 
Grades K-12
Audience
Limit
Single Class Size for Workshop sessions.
Length 45 minutes
Cost $115 for Single Workshop; Artist can prep materials for an additional fee. Contact YA Office to plan Residencies. Supplies fees will be determined for each request.

Technical Requirements

Ms. Halligan needs a full 30 minutes to set up materials and prep for all workshop sessions. Please provide tables and chairs for the work area, and enough space for 20-25 students to work independently, in pairs or teams. Electrical outlets and a clean-up sink are needed as well.

 

 


Overview of Programs

  Workshops, Residencies and After School Programs  
   
 
Fairy Houses
Workshop participants learn how to create unique Fairy Houses out of natural materials such as sticks, pine cones, acorns, dried flowers, seashells, stones and more, learning organizational principals, basic construction, spatial and 3-D design skills. Students are taught how to build miniature houses, furniture, decorations and fairies too! This experience can be provided in a Single 45-minute Workshop session if Ms. Halligan provides all supplies for an additional fee. Venues can also plan for multiple sessions or a Residency, where the Artist guides participants on an outdoors search to gather their own supplies. Contact YA Office for all planning. (Grades K-12 and Adults)

Mask-Making
Participants engage in hands-on and visual learning to design and construct one-of-a-kind masks. Sites can choose from various masks projects: 1) 'Tona' animal masks, Mexican Folk Art that stems from pre-Columbian legend about people sharing a common destiny with an animal that matches their personality and life experiences. That animal is called a person's 'Tona'; 2) Masquerade/Carnival Masks, with connections to either Mardi Gras or Carnivale in Venice, Italy. Participants learn a bit about the cultures behind these celebrations and the role masks play at events; 3) Self-Portrait Masks, where students learn the basic concepts of self-portraiture and discuss topics about self-expression, self-esteem and self-image. This experience can be provided in a minimum of Three or more 45-minute Workshop sessions, and the Artist can provide all supplies for an additional fee. Contact YA Office for all planning. (Grades K-12 and Adults)

Mosaic Tiles
Ms. Halligan engages student participants in individual hands-on and visual learning experiences to design and construct a personal 4"x4" square ceramic tile with mosaic design. Workshop sessions will include instruction on the historical and cultural role of mosaic art in various cultures from the 3rd Millennium BC until our current era, including objects such as stained glass windows, street mosaics and quilts. Students learn basic design, texture and construction of tiles, and use stones, marbles, shells, sea glass and more with grout to create a final project. Students are encouraged to share their finished pieces with the whole group and connect their choices to historical techniques or cultures that inspired their design. Students can keep their creations or join them together for a larger display, creating a large mosaic for a temporary exhibit on-site. This experience can be provided in a minimum of Three or more 45-minute Workshop sessions, and the Artist will provide all supplies for an additional fee. Contact YA Office for all planning. (Grades K-12 and Adults)

 
  http://www.halliganarts.com/