Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation
SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE
COST: €1 PER STUDENT / Duration 1 hour
Section 3 of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher.
Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative
WORKSHOPS IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH DRAIOCHT’S ARTISTS
This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at both Primary and Secondary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. Pupils will have the opportunity to create cartoons, bring out their dramatic side with drama, draw and create with ink while investigating real 1916 letters. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.
CLAY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: 3RD-6TH CLASS
DURATION: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 2 HOURS
ARTIST: DEIRDRE O’REILLY
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist Deirdre O'Reilly. This in depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3 dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D model with fine textured detail applied. A must do cross curricular, creative workshop for your class.
CARTOONS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: 2ND-6TH CLASS
DURATION: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5 HOURS
ARTIST: ALAN NOLAN
This Cartoons Capers workshop consists of a short, hilariously funny talk by author Alan and then the children join in as Alan gives a step-by-step drawing demonstration of one of the comical characters from his books. They then create their own mini-comic book using materials and help that Alan provides. Every pupil gets to bring home their own comic book.
DRAMA IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: ADAPTABLE TO ALL AGE RANGES
DURATION: JUNIOR/SENIOR INF: 4 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 45MINS
2ND CLASS UPWARDS: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5HR WORKSHOPS
ARTIST: EIMEAR MORRISSEY
Using some of our favourite fairytales as a starting point, facilitator Eimear, introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving pupils the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!
DRAWING & HISTORY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
LETTERS OF 1916: DRAWING ON THE PAST
AGE RANGE: SENIOR CYCLE PUPILS & TRANSITION YEAR PUPILS
2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5 HOURS
ARTIST: GENEVIEVE HARDEN
These innovative drawing and writing workshops look at creative ways to engage with original 1916 letters. The aim of ‘Letters of 1916’ is to give an intimate sense of what it was like to live in Ireland during one of the most significant years in modern Irish history. By engaging with original primary documents, students find a wide range of experiences and learn that the history of 1916 was complex and fascinating. Participants will explore a selection of letters, create and illustrate handwritten postcards in response to the excitement and turmoil expressed through the thoughts and feelings and words of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events.
Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from April-May 2016 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 15 April 2016 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029.
The Lucky Penny 1916 Literature Project & Exhibition
D15 Primary School Artists With Illustrator/Author Alan Nolan & Writer Brian Gallagher
This exhibition is the result of a large scale innovative and fun filled arts and literature schools project which ran from November 2015-to April 2016, to commemorate 1916.
With initial inspiration from local author Brian Gallagher and his book ‘Friend or Foe’, reaching over 3000 Dublin 15 pupils, three 6th Classes were chosen to work with illustrator, writer and cartoonist, Alan Nolan. Inspired by a specific moment in ‘Friend or Foe’, pupils were introduced to the concept of how a coin could move across a revolutionary Dublin of 1916, making its way through the misery, chaos and upheaval of war. Pupils worked exhaustively, using themes and hints from Brian’s book, along with learning from tours to Collins Barracks and thorough research with their fantastic class teachers, to begin to shape and build characters and stories that, with the help of Alan would slowly develop into a full length cartoon, full of adventure and peril.
The resulting cartoon strips are now exhibited in large scale vinyl in our First Floor Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour published comic book, along with a short film documentary which will be screened at the exhibition opening.
This project has been made possible with generous funding from Fingal County Council and Centenary Committee Funding.
MORE ... Documentary of Project
Learn To Play Music Day - SOLD OUT
With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes
Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument and it’s absolutely FREE. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months-8+ years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.
Places are free but limited.
Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.
Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times
6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs / Mini Music: Red Robins / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs / Mini Music: Pink Bears / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs / Mini Music: Green Frogs / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax / 2.50-3.30pm
Sensory Friendly Family Film
When Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from home and thrust into a dentist's office fish tank, Marlin finds himself the unlikely hero on an epic journey to rescue his son. In his quest, Marlin is joined by Dory, a Regal Blue Tang fish with the worst short-term memory and biggest heart in the entire ocean!
For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are on low, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.
Get Creative with Orla Kelly
THU 28 APR & THU 23 JUN 2016
Age: 2 To 3 Years // €6 Per Session
Paint, stick, explore and discover. Orla will create more workshop wonders, by inventing new and curious environments aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children. Dress for mess!
Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date, so
14 APR - Booking Opens 10am for session on 28 APR
09 JUN - Booking Opens 10am for session on 23 JUN
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.
Booking Tel: 01-8852622
Summer Projects 2016 - Fingal Film School
Mon 27 Jun-Fri 01 Jul 2016 // 10am-4pm
Age Range: 14-18 Years / Cost: €65
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are an initiative of Fingal Arts Office.
July & August
On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children.
Our friendly box office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a handy page (and a cushion if you need one!) and give you ideas and games to help you while away a few hours.
Summer Projects 2016 - Summer Song School - SOLD OUT
Mon 04- Fri 08 July 2016 / 10am-4pm
Thu 07 July 10am-8pm
Free Concert For Family & Friends On Thu 07 July At 7pm
Age Range: 14-18 Years / Cost: €65
Want to create songs and learn what it’s like to preform your songs live? Facilitated by SongSchool, these workshops are for those who are interested in just that: writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do ... not to mention forming bands and having fun! Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of their videos and a certificate of participation.
Summer Projects 2016 - Crafty Adventures: Make A Puppet Theatre
Mon 11-Fri 15 July 2016 // €45
Workshop A: 6-8 Yrs // 10am-12pm
Workshop B: 9-13 Yrs // 12.45pm-2.45pm
During this year’s Crafty Adventures, we will scribble magnificent designs, cut amazing shapes, paint, splatter and print in blobs and splashes to create a magnificent puppet theatre. We will then glue together, doodle, shade and dress and decorate a puppet so, on the final day we can amaze with a marvelous puppet performance for family. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.