Fourth and Fifth class pupils from Crosserlough NS had the privilege of working with local artist Elena Brennan as part of Crafted Programme for schools. The pupils chose "The Celts" as their theme to inspire them to design beautiful creative pieces of art.
Using copper wire was tricky but got easier as time went on. They plaited and twisted coloured wire to produce beautiful bracelets, rings and brooches.
The final piece was created by the whole class. They each designed and created a symbol, shield and shell shape using all the techniques they learned. The individual shields and shells were joined together to form a large circle.Beads and diamanté were added to complete the unique design.
Ireland's Crafted Programme gives schools an opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople in the classroom.
Elena Brennan is a designer and producer of beautiful jewellery and she works from her home in Co. Cavan. The pupils and teacher in Crosserlough NS were delighted to have the privilege of working with Elena over the past few weeks. Elena's work can be seen on her website: