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Homemade is a new series of activities that you can do at home, with things that you might already have in your house.

Curated by Clare Breen
Responding to themes, artworks and ideas that emerge from VISUAL’s artistic programme, 'Homemade' creates activities for families and young people that can be easily happen at home, on your street, and in your neighbourhood.
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Winter Crown

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Winter Walk Collage

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Story Tree

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Winter Shadow Box

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Download the Playdough PDF

Recycled Marker Inks

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Avocado Ink

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Notebook made from one page

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Wildflower Weave

You can share your creations with us on our social media channels using #VISUALHomemade, or email them to us at


About the Artists:

Clare Breen is an artist and Curator of Learning at VISUAL. Her practice has material, relational and pedagogical strands that inform and nourish one another. She incorporates a range of collaborative and individual artistic forms to produce objects, meals, conversations, exhibitions and collaborative workshops, that occupy a hybrid space between art and engagement. She is currently based in Carlow.

Siobhán Jordan is a painter and embroidery artist from Carlow. As an educator, Siobhán is particularly interested in helping encourage self expression and building confidence. Her workshops centre on the creative process and on using different materials and art process to encourage sensory exploration, examination of new skills and questioning of ideas. Siobhán has extensive experience working with educational leaders including The Ark in Templebar (A Cultural Centre for Children)  and The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny where she was artist in residence at Scoil Naomh Bhríde, Ballyragget and NCAD, Dublin where she works part time as Soft Materials Technician.