“The simple pleasure found in the majestic art of finger painting was obvious from the jovial atmosphere. The intention of the evening was to explore visual connections and mediums through which we transmit emotions.”
This Monday, House 6 hosted a magical debut collaboration between Trinity Arts Workshop (TAW) and Trinity Sign Language to celebrate forms of nonverbal communication. The first event of its kind encouraged participants to find their own forms of expression through finger painting.
Stepping into a boardroom style room of House 6, I found a large circle of students with multiple colourful endeavours already underway. The simple pleasure found in the majestic art of finger painting was obvious from the jovial atmosphere. The intention of the evening was to explore visual connections and mediums through which we transmit emotions.
Speaking with Emma McEnaney, one of the event coordinators and a committee member of TAW, she explained that visual art as a medium for nonverbal communication is underestimated. Emma explained that when Trinity Sign Language approached TAW to create a workshop, she immediately thought of finger painting as a perfect connection between the two societies; the physicality of hands being integral to both means of expression.
A number of the pieces created were chosen to be sold at the annual VDP/TAW Christmas Fair, this year happening on the 14th of December in the GMB with all proceeds going to VDP.
If you fancy trying your hand at making some of your own nonverbal creations, Trinity Art Workshop runs workshops every day of the week in their studio on 191 Pearse Street. The classes are pay as you go with fully qualified mentors to guide beginners up to more experienced levels.