Gallery above highlights various school projects and CPD creativity course for teachers.

Workshops for the Education Sector

Breda is a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Artist Educational Panel and a member of the artists panel with Navan Educaton Centre. She has delivered CraftEd, Blast and Creative Schools programmes to primary and secondary students, as well as facilitating CPD workshops to teachers. Many of her sculpture commissions for schools, have included student engagment projects.

Art and creativity projects have included

 - Dreamcatchers

- Textile wall panels

 - Clay & mixed media sculpture

- Willow sculptures and garden dens

- Nature mandalas

- Visualisation, drawing & paintingCPD creativity course for teachers, mixed media, storytelling and drama

'Seaworld Diving' using, shells, stones, wood and found materials - Blast Programme.

CPD 'Salmon of Knowledge', textile wall hanging, using wool, fabric, stitch & fabric crayons.

A selection of workshops facilitated by Breda include

  • Cruinne na nÓg Festival, Creative Ireland Louth/ Meath.
  • BLAST Arts-in-Education-Residency programme, Navan Education Centre. 
  • Myths and Legends St Patrick's Parade Project with Droichead Arts Centre.
  • School Sensory garden for Abacas Special School for Autism, Drogheda.
  • Creative Schools Programme, Lusk National School.
  • CPD Creativity course for Primary School Teachers at Monaghan's Educational Centre
  • Crafted programme within Primary schools in association with the DCCOI
  • 'Sticky Fingers, Arts for Early Years', Newry, Co Down
  • Barretstown Gang Camp, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare.

Student Engagement with art commissions

‘Éirímís – Together We Rise’ was created in 2022 for 'The People's Park', Ballyfermot, Dublin. The local students of Mary Queen of Angels II N.S. took part in a series of sculpture workshops. The students considered the aspects of the site, how they would like to interact with the space and the sculpture. They developed these thoughts into ideas for their own clay sculptures. The students also participated in the willow workshop in the People's Park, before it opened to the public.