Tours for Primary Classes

Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH-JUNE 2014

Mon 3 Mar - Mon 30 Jun 2014 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

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: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher. 



Early Years Arts Residency

Early Years Arts Residency

Call for Guinea Pig-Lets

Tue 1 - Wed 30 Apr 2014

Throughout Orla Kelly's year long residency, she will continue to work experimentally, researching new and creative ways to engage very young children and their parents.  If you are free week day mornings, have a child between the ages of 0-4 yrs or are a pre-birth mother interested in experimental creative workshops and are willing to be a creative guinea pig-let, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-809 8029.



The Creative Creche

The Creative Creche

With Orla Kelly

Tue 1 Apr - Sat 31 May 2014

This innovative project for children aged 3-4 years forms part of early arts practitioner, Orla Kelly's year long Residency in Draíocht. It aims to deliver a quality creative experience that captivates and inspires young children, while engaging and supporting professional creative development of their guardians and educators. This project will be made up of three facilitated workshop visits- two in the crèche and one to Draíocht, where the children will see and respond to Draíocht’s gallery exhibitions. This project is limited to three Dublin 15 crèches, if you would like your crèche, play school or Montessori to take part please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-809 8029 for further information.  



D15 Youth Theatre

D15 Youth Theatre

Easter 2014

Tue 1 - Wed 30 Apr 2014

Over the Easter holidays, D15 Youth Theatre will be lucky enough to work with Director Liam Halligan and Composer Denis Clohessey. The group will also team up with Michael Dawson, the director of the Fingal Youth Choir. They will work experimentally over the Easter break combining improvisation and singing in an exciting and innovative way. Log onto our D15 Youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details and audition dates. If you would like to find out more about Youth Theatre contact sarah@draiocht.ie.

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.



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.



Dublin 15 Heritage Primary Project

Dublin 15 Heritage Primary Project

Stranger Than Truth

Thu 1 May - Sat 5 Jul 2014 First Floor Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES: 01 MAY–05 JUL 2014 FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

During this 6 week project 3 local primary schools will delve into local histories and explore real and imagined stories from our past with artists Gen Harden and Andrew Carson. The project will encourage an interest in our shared history, local heritage and look into how history and stories are passed down through generations - sometimes the whole truth does not reach the present. With a focus on contemporary art practices, pupils will work with a variety of mediums including digital media, fabric, wood and film. 

The project will end with an exhibition in our First Floor Gallery, a celebration day and opening ceremony for pupils, families, artists and teachers.



MORE CREATE DANCE

MORE CREATE DANCE

Dance workshops with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan

Sat 3 May - Sat 28 Jun 2014

SATURDAYS MAY TO JUN 2014 (6 WEEKS)
JR GROUP: 5-8 YRS & SNR GROUP 9-15 YRS

These innovative workshops with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan are designed for children who love to dance and also happen to have an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings of a similar age. During each of these engaging workshops we will experiment with dance in a fun and creative environment. Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance. If you would like to find out more about this project, check out our website or contact sarah@draiocht.ie. Booking tel: 01-8098029.



Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 6 May 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 



Believe

Believe

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute

Wed 7 May 2014 10.30am Main Auditorium // €2

Set in 1984 Manchester and inspired by real events, Believe is a funny and touching fictional tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager, Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfil his dream. An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents.


Film details: UK ● 2013 ● Drama ● 94 min ● Director: David Scheinmann

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.

Includes an Introduction on the morning by the Education Dept of the IFI.



  • Believe video
Focus On … Creating Poems From Pictures

Focus On … Creating Poems From Pictures

3RD & 4TH CLASS

Thu 8 - Fri 9 May 2014

THU 01 & FRI 02 MAY 2014
10.00AM- 11.15AM OR 11.45AM-1PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD & 4TH CLASS

These workshops will use drama techniques and games to assist pupils to engage their imaginations to create stories and poems. Using the gallery as a starting point, we will begin with a facilitated visit to Margo Banks exhibition, before returning to the workshop to experiment with words and voices in an exciting and innovative way.

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. Max of 30 pupils per class. Booking through Box Office on 01-885 2622.



Family Day: Nationwide Draw Day: Space Scapes

Family Day: Nationwide Draw Day: Space Scapes

Sat 17 May 2014 Draíocht Galleries

This annual event brings the best out in our pencils. This year we will create an imagined Space Scape. Drawing on black sugar paper, our artists will direct you how to shade and colour using chalks and erasers to create an outer space scene, with planets, rockets and stars.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. 

NEW SESSION TIMES ARE 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM // SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM // SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM // MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops 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!

See a full list of participating Galleries ... here ... 



Focus On … Exploring New Mediums

Focus On … Exploring New Mediums

1ST & 2ND CLASS

Mon 19 - Tue 20 May 2014

MON 19 & TUE 20 MAY 2014
10.00AM- 11.15AM OR 11.45AM-1PM
AGE RANGE: 1ST & 2ND CLASS

Charcoal can be messy in the classroom, but great for experimenting with. In this workshop we will use it to learn about shading, drawing and the contrast of dark, light and shadows. We will begin with a facilitated visit to Margo Banks Ground Floor Exhibition. We will then respond to what we have seen in the workshop room, and you won’t have to clean up the charcoal afterwards!

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. Max of 30 pupils per class. Booking through Box Office on 01-885 2622.



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.



Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 3 Jun 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 



The Secret of Q
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Secret of Q

Spreacha 2014 - Het Filiaal - The Netherlands

Mon 9 - Tue 10 Jun 2014 10AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children

G is ten and has never been outside. That’s just the safest thing to do, says Q. He’s the boss of the town where G lives with her father, mother, and grandfather. As long as you stay inside, nothing can go wrong. Those are Q’s rules, and everyone keeps them - until G’s grandfather remembers something and suddenly disappears. For the first time in her life, G breaks the rules and goes outside: looking for both her grandfather and the secret of Q … A spectacular show, with cameras, puppets, models, and projection – this exciting thriller for young and old will take your breath away!

From the producers of Miss Ophelia.


Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children / Age 7+ / Dur: 60 mins / 2 teachers free per class

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

Presented by Shortworks, a network of 4 venues committed to presenting the highest quality arts experiences for children.


 



  • The Secret of Q video
Summer Projects 2014

Summer Projects 2014

June - August 2014

Mon 16 Jun - Mon 18 Aug 2014

FINGAL FILM SCHOOL
MON 16-THU 19 JUNE 2014 // 10AM-4PM        
AGE: 13-16 YRS // €45
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 4 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 the Fingal Arts Office.


SUMMER SONG SCHOOL
MON 21-FRI 25 JULY 2014 // 10AM-4PM
THU 24 JULY 10AM-8PM
AGE: 11-16 YRS // €55
FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THU 24 JULY AT 7PM
After the success of last year, Song School return with this workshop for those who are interested in 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.


CRAFTY ADVENTURES: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (IN FIVE DAYS!)
MON 28 JULY- FRI 1 AUG
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YRS // 11AM-12PM // €30
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YRS // 1PM-3PM // €45
Join us for this week of exciting arts and crafts, where we will travel around the globe to experience different arts mediums (paint, clay etc), cultures, histories, buildings and countries in a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.


DIVE INTO DRAMA
MON 11-FRI 15 AUG 2014
WORKSHOP A: 9-13 YRS // 10AM-1PM // €40
WORKSHOP B: 14-18 YRS // 2PM-5PM // €40
Workshop participants will experiment with theatre and drama through the use of high energy and engaging group games. Through these fun techniques, participants will learn about voice works, physical theatre, stage craft, working from script and performance in an informal and safe space.

Summer Projects can be booked directly with Box Office on 01-885 2622.



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.



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.



Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 1 Jul 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 



Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals

Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals

Sat 26 Jul 2014 Draíocht Galleries

Getting inspiration from the Margo Banks exhibition that surrounds us, during these sessions we will experiment with charcoal and sugar paper. Our artists will help you learn about blending and contrast. We also will make charcoal rubbings and create a beautiful frame for our finished pieces.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. 

NEW SESSION TIMES ARE 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM // SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM // SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM // MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops 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!