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CRAFTed is the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Primary School Visual Arts based educational programme. It promotes learning through creativity and innovation, placing professional craftspeople to work alongside teachers in primary schools. It focuses on integrated learning methodologies through the Visual Arts Curriculum, using a process-led methodology that focuses on the child’s own creativity.  CRAFTed is being developed and delivered in partnership with the full-time Education Centres (ATECI) across the Republic of Ireland

CRAFTed is based on sound education principles aimed at developing a creative, process led collaborative programme between teachers, students and craftspeople. The programme aims to build skills through collaboratively based continuous professional development programmes for teachers and craftspeople. An emphasis is placed on craft-based skills that utilize and reinforce numeracy & literacy skills. CRAFTed facilitates a continuum of learning through the development of web-based resources accessible to both teachers and craftspeople. www.learncraftdesign.ie

All members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Education Panel are professional craftspeople across a variety of visual arts and crafts disciplines with their own studio practice. All members attend training days; designed to focus on the aims and objects of craft based educational workshops. The focus on collaborative training for teachers and craftspeople is key to the development of working partnerships between artists, craftspeople and primary school teachers as part of CRAFTed.

Please see a list of schools and Artists 2020

School Teacher Artist Crafts
Ballymurphy NS Brenda Binions Lynda Harman Graphic Design
Ballyoughter NS Elizabeth Glesson Annabel Konig Ceramic Murials
Bunscoil Loreto Niall Quillinan Patricia Howard Ceramics 
Ballythomas NS Ann Marie Stafford Maeve Hunter  Textiles


CRAFTed – Hands On workshops for Primary School Teachers - VIRTUAL

Planning and designing craft & design-based class projects, through themes, materials and skills that support an integrated process-led approach to the curriculum. Hands-on exploration of drawing, painting, fabric & fibre, printmaking, clay and construction through self-reflective practice. The course offers confidence building and an opportunity for the teacher to explore their own creativity whilst being mindful of transferable skills to the classroom and across age ranges.  This course is run by professional craftspeople and designers in collaboration with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland and based on 10 years’ experience in Irish classrooms through CRAFTed.

For Who

Irish primary school teachers who want new ideas for the classroom to support the Visual Art Curriculum


Thursday,  11th, 18th, 25th March &  15th,22nd &29th April 2021  ( 2-hour workshop for 6 weeks)

4.30pm - 6.30pm each week 

Click HERE to book a place 

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County Wexford Education Centre

Location. Suíomh

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford



Local Buses and ample carparking available

Contact us. Dean Teagmháil

Tel: (053) 92 39100
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