TOURS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
JAN TO MAR 2013 // MAY-JUNE 2013
Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms. Please book with Sarah, e: email@example.com or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 45 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher.
PREPARING FOR SECTION 3 ART APPRECIATION
SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LEAVING CERTIFICATE
JANUARY TO MARCH 2013 // MAY TO JUNE 2013
COST: €25 per class / DUR: 50 MINS
This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition. This tour gives students an opportunity to ask questions and find out further information about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on tel: 01 809 8029 to arrange these tours. Please give at least two weeks notice and consult our visual arts section to find about current exhibitions. All material will be provided.
A YEAR IN THE FIELD
Draíocht will support this exciting Fingal Arts Office project that engages a local primary school class in a series of activities that explores a local green site. The project will include everything from collecting, digging and recording of local flora and fauna through to drawing and the eventual presentation of materials collected by the pupils. This innovative project brings science and art together by working with the project’s creator, artist and facilitator Christine Mackey and a Botanist. Work created will form part of an exhibition later in the year, ‘A Year in the Field’ by Christine Mackey, which is part of Fingal County Council's public art commissions 2007-2013.
Further info about Christine Mackey ... here ...
Special Family Day: Createability
This workshop is part of a unique series of family days for children with an intellectual disability between the age of 8-13 years and their families. Join us, bi- monthly to explore different art forms, like drama, dance and visual arts. If you are unsure if this day is suitable for your family please contact Sarah Beirne on 01 8098029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Draiocht is a fully accessible building.
FOCUS ON THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM … FABRIC AND FIBRE
MON 27 –TUE 28 MAY 2013
10AM-11.15AM OR 11.45AM-1PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD TO 4TH CLASS
WED 29 – THUR 30 MAY 2013
10AM-11.15AM OR 11.45AM-1PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH CLASS
These workshops by fabric and textile artist Gina Faustino will give pupils an opportunity to experiment with fabrics and materials, facilitating them to create their own unique piece of craft and get a better understanding of how fabrics are made and can be manipulated.
Workshop Notes: Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45 / Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne (01) 809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Booking is essential tel Box Office on (01) 885 2622. Max of 30 pupils per class.
Mini Music Academy
National Music Day 2013
To celebrate National Music Day 2013 come along to the Mini Music Academy’s Workshops, which promise to be fun, interactive, social and educational. There’ll be singing, rhythm games, the use of percussion instruments and an introduction to the great composers through storytelling and movement to music, designed and delivered by Castleknock School of Music. To accommodate all ages, the workshops are spread over 2 days. Places are limited, booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01 885 2622.
FRI 21 JUN // DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM // €5
Time Workshop Age
10.30am-11.00am Baby Butterflies 6-12 mths
11.15am-11.45am Busy Babies 12-24 mths
12.00pm-12.30pm Bonny Bluebirds 2-3 yrs
12.45pm-1.15pm Red Robins 3-4 yrs
SAT 22 JUN // DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM // €5
Time Workshop Age
10.30am-11.00am Busy Babies 12-24 mths
11.15am-11.45am Pink Bears 4-5 yrs
12.00pm-12.30pm Yellow Bunnies 5-6 yrs
12.45pm-1.15pm Green Frogs 6-7 yrs
Mini Music Academy Workshop Notes: Please respect the age limits on each workshop. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. Younger/older siblings and babies will not be permitted into the class. Please arrive 5 minutes before the class starts.
D15 YOUTH THEATRE
Working with their facilitators, this talented group of 14-18 year olds meet in Draíocht every Tuesday evening. Members of D15 Youth Theatre will work intensively over the July period to produce an original piece of theatre for stage. Log onto D15 youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details and audition dates. For further information keep an eye on our website or contact email@example.com.
FAMILY DAY: MAKE A SNAKE
Come along and learn how to make a wriggling, worming snake with our artists. Using cardboard, string, paper and pasta shapes. You can make a friendly or fierce one - just as long as it doesn’t bite!
Family Day Notes:
No booking necessary – just drop in at any stage / Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated these activities are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
SUMMER PROJECTS 2013
WRITE, RECORD, PERFORM
MON 15 - FRI 19 JULY 2013 // 10AM-4PM //
AGE 10-15 YRS // €55
This song-school summer course is for young people interested in writing and recording songs, performing them in concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do. This course will include a performance evening for family and friends.
MON 29 JULY- FRI 02 AUG 2013
WORKSHOP A 6-8 YRS // 11AM-12NOON // €25
WORKSHOP B 9-12 YRS // 1PM- 3PM // €40
During this week we will work with lots of different art mediums, such as paint, clay and material and experiment with lots of different crafts in a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about colouring outside the lines!
TASTE OF THEATRE
MON 19 – THUR 22 AUG 2013
WORKSHOP A: 9-13 YRS // 10.30AM-1PM // €20
WORKSHOP B: 14-18 YRS // 1PM–4.30PM // €30
Come along to this series of workshops, where you will get a chance to find out more about theatre. These classes will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice work, working from script and performance.
Summer Projects can be booked directly with Box Office on 01-885 2622.