Primary Colours Programme


Primary Colours

Primary Colours is an exciting visual art in education programme delivered by Catherine Fanning and a panel of practising artists on behalf of Sligo County Council Sligo Arts Service.  Building on a previous 6-year programme with Sligo Art Gallery, Primary Colours enriches the primary school visual art curriculum through workshops, exhibitions, see our website The programme works with 10-20 Sligo Primary Schools, 3rd -6th class students and their teachers. 

All County Sligo Primary schools are eligible to apply.

How to apply:

Application forms are circulated to schools in September annually.

There is no cost to the school to take part in the Primary Colours programme (except for transport to the exhibition if required). The project is funded by Sligo County Council Arts Service and the Arts Council of Ireland.

What your school will receive if you are successful:

Workshops from two professional artists.

The artists will work with selected class group (which can range from 3rd, - 6th class) and their teacher.

A gallery tour led by one of our panel artist’s.

The tour is followed up with classroom based workshops with two of our panel artists.


The students will work with professional artists, during their gallery tour and school based workshops.

Students will experience new ways of interacting with art and have the opportunity to work with a wide range of mediums and materials.

The teacher will receive invaluable expertise from the artists by developing different ways of looking and thinking together.

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