Éanna Byrt, a Clare-based visual artist and educator, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking from the Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT). His academic journey also includes training in drawing and painting from the Royal Hibernian Academy and the École des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. His work has previously been selected for inclusion in the RHA Annual Show.
Éanna’s passion for art education is evident in his diverse range of specialised children’s workshops. From collaborative group murals to printmaking and typography, he crafts unique experiences tailored to meet the specific needs of each classroom.
Notable projects include:
School Workshops: Fostering Creativity and Teamwork —
Collaborative School Murals: Éanna specialises in guiding school groups to conceive, draw, and compose large-scale murals, transforming school environments into vibrant artistic landscapes.
Collaborative Classroom Posters: Working closely with teachers to create posters featuring class mottos, instilling a sense of community and pride among students.
Storytelling and Book Creation: Guiding students in developing a collective story, which is then transformed into individual, hand-bound books complete with illustrations and prints.
Customised Classroom Projects: Éanna has led multiple projects across various primary schools, focusing on typography, drawing, design, papermaking, and printmaking. The end result is often a collaborative class poster, a tangible testament to collective creativity.
Cross-Age Collaboration: His workshops cater to a wide age range, from junior infants to secondary school students, promoting teamwork and sparking enthusiasm.
Adaptive Learning: Ongoing communication with teachers ensures that workshop activities are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each classroom.
Socially Engaged Practice: Beyond the Classroom
Children’s Summer Camp: Éanna co-developed a week-long summer camp at Gentian Press, where children learned various print techniques and created their own bound books.
Cruinniú na nÓg Workshop Series: Held at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, these workshops culminated in a public exhibition of the children’s work, providing a platform for their artistic achievements.
Contact via email: byrteanna at gmail dot com