Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Fri 10 Jan - Sat 28 Jun 2014

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre


Fridays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
3.00pm-9.00pm


Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 
10am-12am

Contact information for Stagezone:

Stage Zone
Gladys Coyle (01) 821 2280  /  Marie Barber (01) 820 7201

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Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.

Please call Aidan Gately on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email aidan@draiocht.ie or go to our Room Hires Section  http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/



Discover Theatre: Feel & See Costumes for Theatre

Discover Theatre: Feel & See Costumes for Theatre

Theatre Talks and Workshops for 14-18 year olds

Sun 27 Apr 2014

This is a chance to find out more about Theatre. Each session will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice works, technical theatre, working from scripts and production talks. Over the next few months keep your eye on our website for upcoming talks and practical workshops, as well as facilitated visits to professional shows:

SUNDAY 27 APRIL 12PM-2PM
PRODUCTION TALK: FEEL & SEE COSTUMES FOR THEATRE // FREE

SUNDAY 25 MAY 11AM-1PM
WORKSHOP: ACTING FOR FILM // €2

SUNDAY 29 JUNE 12PM-1.30PM
PRODUCTION TALK: SCRIPT WRITING // FREE

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622. Limited Availability.



Explorations in Felt
  • Friends Special Price Event

Explorations in Felt

WITH JOANNA KIDNEY

Wed 30 Apr - Wed 4 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

WEDNESDAYS 10.30AM-1PM // 6 WEEKS / 30 APRIL-04 JUNE 2014
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee €65 / €50 conc / €35 OAP (includes materials)

Immerse yourself in the tactile world of felt in this course. Followed by a brief history of felt, there will be an introduction to the possibilities of felting and the wide variety of fibres used to create surface interest, texture and pattern within your pieces. Projects will include felt image, 3D form (vessel/wrist warmers/small purse), nuno felting, felt jewellery and felt corsage.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie
 



Watercolour & Pastels For Beginners - SOLD OUT
  • Friends Special Price Event

Watercolour & Pastels For Beginners - SOLD OUT

WITH JENNY CLEARY

Wed 30 Apr - Wed 4 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

WEDNESDAYS 2PM-4.30PM
6 WEEKS / 30 APRIL-04 JUNE 2014
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee €65 / €50 conc / €35 OAP (includes materials)

In these classes we will go through the basic techniques of watercolour and pastels. The participants will then experiment on combining the two. Pastels are a very flexible medium that can be used to create images ranging from a simple sketch to an intricately detailed painting. When they are mixed with watercolour they can achieve rich and interesting effects.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie



Bodhrán Taster Course - SOLD OUT
  • Friends Special Price Event

Bodhrán Taster Course - SOLD OUT

New Taster Music Courses / With Walton’s John Sweeney

Thu 1 May - Thu 5 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee €90 / €75 conc / €60 OAP

THURSDAYS 6.30PM-7.30PM / 6 WEEKS / 01 MAY-05 JUNE 2014
Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee €90 / €75 conc / €60 OAP
Course fee includes your Bodhrán and Beater.

The bodhrán, a wood and goatskin drum beaten with a wooden stick, is the heartbeat of Irish music - and great fun to play! You will learn the main rhythms of traditional Irish music in this course – including reels and jigs – but we won’t stop there!

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument – or learn to sing? Waltons New School of Music and Draíocht continue their series of 6-week ‘taster’ music courses for adults following their successful first Season January-March. The courses are designed for absolute beginners, and no previous music study or ability to read music is required.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.




Tin Whistle Taster Course
  • Friends Special Price Event

Tin Whistle Taster Course

New Taster Music Courses / With Walton’s John Sweeney

Thu 1 May - Thu 5 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee €63 / €48 conc / €33 OAP

THURSDAYS 8-9PM / 6 WEEKS / 01 MAY-05 JUNE 2014
Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee €63 / €48 conc / €33 OAP
Course fee includes Mellow D Tin Whistle

A simple tube of metal with six finger-holes, the whistle has an expressive range that can encompass everything from the speed and excitement of Irish dance music to the haunting expression of slow airs. This course teaches you the basics of whistle-playing, covering such aspects as tonguing, vibrato and slurring, and including some ornamentation and variation. We’ll concentrate on slow airs, jigs and polkas, but other forms may be touched on as well.

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument – or learn to sing? Waltons New School of Music and Draíocht continue their series of 6-week ‘taster’ music courses for adults following their successful first Season January-March. The courses are designed for absolute beginners, and no previous music study or ability to read music is required.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.



Bealtaine at Draíocht during May 2014

Bealtaine at Draíocht during May 2014

Celebrating Creativity As We Age

Wed 7 - Fri 23 May 2014

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May. 2014 is its 19th year and Draíocht has a variety of Special Offers for our over 65s, all just €10. We hope you’ll join us!
A maximum of 2 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
Not applicable to group bookings.
TEL BOX OFFICE 01 885 2622

07 MAY 8.15PM - MUSIC
JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT WITH FIL CAMPBELL
Full price: €14 // Bealtaine: €10 // More here ... 

08 MAY 8.15PM – MEET THE AUTHOR
AN AUDIENCE WITH JIMMY MAGEE
Full price: €14 // Bealtaine: €10 // More here ...

15 MAY 10.30AM-1PM - FELT WORKSHOP
WITH JOANNE KIDNEY
Course Fee €12 / Bealtaine: €10 (includes materials) // More here ...


23 MAY 10.30AM-1PM - HAND DECORATING CERAMICS
WITH JENNY CLEARY
Course Fee €12 / Bealtaine: €10 (includes materials) // More here ...



Singing Taster Course
  • Friends Special Price Event

Singing Taster Course

New Taster Music Courses / With Walton’s Niamh McCormack

Fri 9 May - Fri 13 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee €60 / €45 conc / €30 OAP

FRIDAYS 1.30PM-2.30PM / 6 WEEKS / 09 MAY-13 JUNE 2014
Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee €60 / €45 conc / €30 OAP

Do you love to sing? Have you ever been told that you had a good voice and ‘must get it trained’? Would you like to know what actually goes on in singing lessons? This course is designed to take some of the mystery out of singing, improve your confidence in singing before an audience and introduce you to the fundamentals of voice training. We’ll work on a range of songs in the course, including pop, R&B and musical theatre.

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument – or learn to sing? Waltons New School of Music and Draíocht continue their series of 6-week ‘taster’ music courses for adults following their successful first Season January-March. The courses are designed for absolute beginners, and no previous music study or ability to read music is required.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.




Basketmaking for Beginners
  • Friends Special Price Event

Basketmaking for Beginners

WITH SABINE WOLNICZAK

Sun 11 May 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

SUNDAY 11 MAY or SUNDAY 08 JUNE 2014
10AM-5PM
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee €50 / €40 conc (includes materials) per day

A one day workshop which will allow you to experience basket weaving with locally sourced willow and make your own traditional Irish skib or potato strainer. An absorbing and incredibly satisfying activity which makes you forget all your troubles for one day, and leaves you with a sense of achievement.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie.



Bealtaine Felt Workshop

Bealtaine Felt Workshop

WITH JOANNA KIDNEY

Thu 15 May 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

15 MAY / 10.30AM-1PM
Course Fee €12 / Bealtaine: €10 (includes materials)

Join Joanna Kidney as she guides you through the many fibres, textures and patterns of feltmaking to help you make your own felted image. Suitable for both complete beginners and those with past feltmaking experience.


Bealtaine at Draíocht during May
Celebrating Creativity As We Age
Book now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622
Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May. 2014 is its 19th year and Draíocht has a variety of Special Offers for our over 65s, all just €10. We hope you’ll join us!
A maximum of 2 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
Not applicable to group bookings.



Bealtaine - Hand Decorating Ceramics

Bealtaine - Hand Decorating Ceramics

WITH JENNY CLEARY

Fri 23 May 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

23 MAY // 10.30AM-1PM
Course Fee €12 / Bealtaine: €10 (includes materials)

In this workshop Jenny Cleary will help you create your own stamps out of sponge, which will then be used to create a personal style to your ceramic plates and cups, using ceramic paint, markers and outliners to achieve fun and creative images.


Bealtaine at Draíocht during May
Celebrating Creativity As We Age
Book now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622
Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May. 2014 is its 19th year and Draíocht has a variety of Special Offers for our over 65s, all just €10. We hope you’ll join us!
A maximum of 2 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
Not applicable to group bookings.
 



Discover Theatre: Acting for Film

Discover Theatre: Acting for Film

Theatre Talks and Workshops for 14-18 year olds

Sun 25 May 2014

This is a chance to find out more about Theatre. Each session will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice works, technical theatre, working from scripts and production talks. Over the next few months keep your eye on our website for upcoming talks and practical workshops, as well as facilitated visits to professional shows:

SUNDAY 27 APRIL 12PM-2PM
PRODUCTION TALK: FEEL & SEE COSTUMES FOR THEATRE // FREE

SUNDAY 25 MAY 11AM-1PM
WORKSHOP: ACTING FOR FILM // €2

SUNDAY 29 JUNE 12PM-1.30PM
PRODUCTION TALK: SCRIPT WRITING // FREE

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622. Limited Availability.



Basketmaking for Beginners
  • Friends Special Price Event

Basketmaking for Beginners

WITH SABINE WOLNICZAK

Sun 8 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

SUNDAY 08 JUNE 2014
10AM-5PM
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee €50 / €40 conc (includes materials) per day

A one day workshop which will allow you to experience basket weaving with locally sourced willow and make your own traditional Irish skib or potato strainer. An absorbing and incredibly satisfying activity which makes you forget all your troubles for one day, and leaves you with a sense of achievement.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie



Mini Music Academy 2014

Mini Music Academy 2014

With Castleknock School of Music

Fri 20 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5

These workshops have been specially designed and delivered by Castleknock School of Music for different age groups ranging from 6 months to 7 years. They include movement, singing and instruments that your baby will understand and react to. These workshops prove increasingly popular each year so early booking is advisable.
          
11.15-11.45am // Baby Butterflies // 6-12 months         
12.00-12.30pm // Busy Babies // 12-24 months                  
12.45-01.15pm // Red Robins // 3-4 yrs
1.30-2.00pm // Bonny Bluebirds // 2-3 yrs

2.15-2.45pm // Pink Bears // 4-5 yrs
3.00-3.30pm // Yellow Bunnies // 5-6 yrs
3.45-4.15pm // Green Frogs // 6-7 yrs

WORKSHOP NOTES:
Please respect age limits on each workshop. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. We strongly advise that younger/older siblings and babies do not accompany adults to the class. Booking through Box Office on 01-885 2622.



Basketmaking Intermediate
  • Friends Special Price Event

Basketmaking Intermediate

WITH SABINE WOLNICZAK

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

SATURDAY 21–SUNDAY 22 JUNE 2014
10AM-5PM
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee €100 / €80 conc (includes materials) for 2 days

This weekend workshop is for those who have attended the Beginners' Basketmaking or have some experience in basketmaking. This weekend we will continue with something more daring: how to make a round shopper with a handle in just 2 days!

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie
 



Discover Theatre: Script Writing

Discover Theatre: Script Writing

Theatre Talks and Workshops for 14-18 year olds

Sun 29 Jun 2014

This is a chance to find out more about Theatre. Each session will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice works, technical theatre, working from scripts and production talks. Over the next few months keep your eye on our website for upcoming talks and practical workshops, as well as facilitated visits to professional shows:

SUNDAY 27 APRIL 12PM-2PM
PRODUCTION TALK: FEEL & SEE COSTUMES FOR THEATRE // FREE

SUNDAY 25 MAY 11AM-1PM
WORKSHOP: ACTING FOR FILM // €2

SUNDAY 29 JUNE 12PM-1.30PM
PRODUCTION TALK: SCRIPT WRITING // FREE

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622. Limited Availability.



Kathy Herbert and Dorothy Smith

Kathy Herbert and Dorothy Smith

Walking/Drawing - Exploring an Urban Environment

Tue 8 - Sat 12 Jul 2014 Ground Floor Gallery // FREE / Workshops Must be Pre-Booked

For 5 days in July Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery will host an evolving art project. Artists Kathy Herbert and Dorothy Smith will be working in the Gallery creating a large collaborative drawing that is based on their explorations of Blanchardstown Town Centre. The Town Centre is designed primarily for ease of parking and shopping. The artists want to discover what happens when you stray off these predictable paths. How easy is it to move from place to place, what will they find, what will the experience feel like, what is there to be discovered that is generally overlooked? As they explore, the artists will take photos, make sketches and written notes of what they see and experience. This material will be taken back to the gallery and used to make a large collaborative drawing on paper and a map of the Town Centre. 

Free Workshops
Workshop A: Ages 14-18 yrs / WED 09 JULY, 11-1PM / FREE
Workshop B: Adults / THURS 10 JULY, 11-1PM / FREE

The workshops will follow a pattern similar to the artists working methods. Participants will be brought on walks with prepared stops and encouraged to take photographs, make sketches and notes and discuss impressions with each other. This material will be used to create a collaborative drawing on returning to the gallery. Prior drawing experience is not necessary.

Places are free but booking is essential through Draíocht’s Box Office, tel 01-8852622


Artists Talk / SAT 12 JULY, 3PM / FREE
The talk is open to everyone, whether you have taken part in the workshops or not. The artists will discuss their process of art-making; the research that goes on behind every painting, drawing, piece of art that you see, making special reference to the work make during the 5 days.

Places are free but booking is essential through Draíocht’s Box Office, tel 01-8852622.



Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.