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Primary Colours is an exciting children’s education arts programme developed around the visual arts curriculum delivered by Catherine Fanning and a panel of practising artists for Sligo Arts Service, Sligo County Council.

The programme works with 10-20 Sligo Primary Schools. 4th -6th class students and their teachers are invited to take part in a specially curated gallery exhibition tour/workshop and two outreach school based workshops.
The programme not only benefits the students but also the class teachers who receive invaluable expertise from the artists by developing different ways of looking and thinking together.

Primary Colours enriches the primary school visual art curriculum through workshops, exhibitions and teachers pack. These packs can be down loaded from www.primarycolourssligo.ie

The visual arts have an extraordinary power to deepen, broaden and transform the lives of children and young people. To this end, Sligo Arts Service invests in providing opportunities for children and young people to participate in arts and creativity.

Through the Arts in Education programme, Sligo Arts Service supports activities that promote the arts as an integral part of education.

Sligo Arts Service’s commitment to developing provision for youth is based on the knowledge that the arts are a means to improving quality of life, enabling self-expression, enhancing learning and furthering the exploration of personal and social identity for children and young people as they grow and develop.