Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Tue 3 Jan - Fri 31 Mar 2017 // €25 PER CLASS // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €25 PER CLASS / 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.

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2017

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2017

Tue 3 Jan - Fri 31 Mar 2017

TUESDAYS 7-9PM

With our newest members now fully welcomed into the fold we begin to work in earnest towards our summer performance. This bi annual event is the highlight of the D15 Youth Theatre experience and is not to be missed. Youth theatre members will work with Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers along with Draíocht’s technical staff to produce an original site specific piece of theatre. This year members will also workshop with Draíocht’s Theatre Artists in Residence, Collapsing Horse, in exciting workshops that will further inform our July performance. 

Keep an eye on our website for performance details. If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.

BASS - Band And Song Support

BASS - Band And Song Support

Spring 2017

Tue 3 Jan - Fri 31 Mar 2017

AGE: 14-18 YEARS
SELECT TUESDAYS / 6.45PM-9PM / JAN-MAR 2017

Draíocht will continue to offer up supervised creative space for thinking, writing, collaboration and rehearsal for young people within the Dublin 15 area who are interested in spending time with other creatives in a shared space. If you would like to find out more about this free musical support please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or 01 8098029 .
Free space will be offered on  select Tuesdays through Jan, Feb and Mar from 6.45 pm to 9pm. Pre-registration is recommended, but not necessary. Tuesdays are dependent on availability of space.

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 3D Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 3D Art

Sat 21 Jan 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 3D Art
To mould, manipulate and carve …  we will look at the sculptural pieces in the exhibition, followed by a fun workshop twisting and looping card, markers and glue to create some interesting 3D sculptural pieces of our own.

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
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!

Toddler Thursdays - Get Creative - SOLD OUT

Toddler Thursdays - Get Creative - SOLD OUT

January 2017 / With Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

Thu 26 Jan 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Ages 2-3 Years 

Artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden bring more excitement and fun by creating both magic and curious environments in our workshop room. These sessions are aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children and so are un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date.

Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

Create Dance Project - Spring 2017

Create Dance Project - Spring 2017

JAN-MAR 2017

Sat 28 Jan - Sat 4 Mar 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per class

Jnr Group (6-9 yrs) 12.30PM-1.15PM
Snr Group (10-17 yrs) 2PM-3PM

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work their ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops. If you have a child aged between 6- 17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

Focus On … Making Music - SOLD OUT

Focus On … Making Music - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Primary Schools

Mon 30 Jan - Tue 14 Feb 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost per class €45

These workshops, in association with The Mobile Music School, incorporate elements of the primary school curriculum with a considerable emphasis on listening, performing and composing – three core strands of the National Council for Curriculum & Assessment.

STRING ALONG WORKSHOP
MON 30 – TUE 31 JAN 2017 
10am-11.15am Or 11.45am-1pm / Age Range: 5th To 6th Class
Fusing storytelling, arts, crafts and composition, this workshop introduces pupils to the instruments and sounds of the string family. Students will learn to visualise the difference between instruments and will be encouraged to compose their own piece of music, as well as make their own string instrument with twine, string, bamboo and cardboard.

LET’S SING WORKSHOP
MON 06 – TUE 07 FEB 2017 
10am-11.15am Or 11.45am-1pm / Age Range: 1st To 2nd Class
Regardless of ability, experience or knowledge, these sessions will bring the entire class together to sing in harmony as a once off Gospel Choir.

LET’S DRUM WORKSHOP
MON 13 – TUE 14 FEB 2017
10am-11.15am or 11.45am-1pm / Age range: 3rd to 4th Class
After a brief demonstration of a range of percussion instruments, students are given the opportunity to play the instruments and perform as a member of a percussion ensemble. By the end of each session, students will perform a piece of percussion ensemble music as a class.

Workshop Notes: Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45 (max 30 pupils per class). Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne 01-8098029 or  sarah@draiocht.ie if cost is an issue for your school. Booking is essential through Box Office on 01-8852622.

The Quiet Tree
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The Quiet Tree

Traditional music, storytelling and puppetry performance for Ages 3-6 Yrs

Tue 31 Jan - Thu 2 Feb 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-6 yrs / Dur: 45 mins

Show Times:
Tues 31 Jan    2pm & 4pm
Weds 01 Feb  10am & 2pm
Thurs 02 Feb  10am & 11.30am

The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling and no animals scurrying around its trunk.  This delightful music performance takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing and dance, and help Ornaith the Owl, Sorley the Snail and Faolán the Frog bring the little oak tree to life.

Ceol Connected's 'The Quiet Tree' is an intimate traditional music, storytelling and puppetry performance specifically designed for young children (aged 3-6 yrs) and their families. A participating adult(s) should accompany children (maximum of two adults per child).

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Zarafa

Zarafa

Primary School Screening in Association with the Irish Film Institute

Thu 16 Feb 2017 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €2 per student. 2 teachers free per class

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening 'Zarafa' for Primary School Pupils, recommended age 6+.This film is accompanied by an IFI Study Guide for teachers, downloadable from www.ifi.ie/zarafa (from mid October 2016).

This refreshingly old-school, hand-drawn animation imagines how the first giraffe got from Africa to Paris through a story involving a slave boy, Maki, a hot air balloon and a kindly Bedouin trader. After Maki escapes evil slave trader Moreno, he befriends a baby giraffe who is captured by the Bedouin. Maki insists on accompanying the animal on the long journey across desert and sea, to be presented as a gift to the King of France.

France/Belgium l 2012 l 78mins l Animation/Family l Language: English
Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Study guide available from October. Download from www.ifi.ie/zarafa

School Booking Details:
Suitable for pupils age 6+
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.

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Fingal Film Club - Back to the Basics of Film Making

Fingal Film Club - Back to the Basics of Film Making

With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions

Tue 21 - Thu 23 Feb 2017

Fingal Film Club is back this Spring. Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, the Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year which started in October 2016 and will run through to June 2017. Places are limited and early booking is advised on 01 8852622.

BACK TO THE BASICS OF FILM MAKING
With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions

TUE 21 FEB, WED 22 FEB & THU 23 FEB 2017
10am-4pm 
COURSE FEE: €15
Age Range: 14-18 Years

What does it take to make a quality short film? This hands on practical course is designed to introduce participants to the world of professional film making. Over the three days, in a fun and creative environment Kilian will guide you in the craft of staging, shooting, directing, editing and producing a short film fit for any big screen! 

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

February 2017

Thu 23 Feb 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Ages 2-3 Years

Artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden bring more excitement and fun by creating both magic and curious environments in our workshop room. These sessions are aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children and so are un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date.

Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

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Family Day: Explore and Respond to 2D Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 2D Art

Sat 25 Feb 2017

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Explore and Respond to 2D Art
SAT 25 FEB 2017 DRAÍOCHT GALLERIES 12-3PM
To paint, print, shoot and draw … this time we will explore by looking at the wall hanging art work in the exhibition, followed by time in our workshop room to respond to the work you found most interesting with chalk, pencil and charcoal.

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
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!

Focus On ... Irish Artists

Focus On ... Irish Artists

Multi Media Workshops for Transition to 6th Year Students

Wed 1 - Fri 3 Mar 2017 10AM-11.30AM OR 12PM-1.30PM // €45 PER CLASS

Artist Genieveve Harden will lead these workshops that will give your students the opportunity to engage and respond to the work of some of Irelands most renowned artists. The touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, features the work of 30 artists including Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh and John Kindness, alongside emerging Irish artists. This exhibition provides a unique experience for Leaving Certificate students to answer a Leaving Certificate question. After discussing the exhibition, pupils will return to the Workshop Room to create a multi-media work, incorporating some transfer methods exploring their own sense of place.

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  sarah@draiocht.ie if cost is an issue for your school.

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Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017

Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Draíocht is once again delighted to invite students from Dublin 15 secondary schools to apply for our one week work experience programme in March.

The week long programme promises to be an engaging experience for anyone with an interest in Visual Arts. With a concentration on artists, galleries, exhibitions and curatorship, students will get the opportunity to learn in a hands-on way, through encounters with artists and arts professionals. Places on this programme are limited. To apply, you must be available for the selected week (6-10 March 2017), be from a D15 secondary school, currently in Transition Year and complete an Application Form that demonstrates a general interest in the arts.

Application forms will be available through your school or by contacting sarah@draiocht.ie

Explore and Respond - 30 Years, Artists, Places

Explore and Respond - 30 Years, Artists, Places

Free Primary School Gallery Tours

Tue 14 - Thu 16 Mar 2017 10.15AM-11.15AM OR 11.30AM-12.30PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Age Range: 1st – 6th Class Pupils

Artist Sarah Ward will lead these tours for this must see exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, which runs over our two floors and will introduce your young pupils to some of the most renowned living Irish artists, along with a range of arts mediums, from printing and painting to sculpture. The tour will encourage pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the artists and will include an opportunity for pupils to respond in a hands-on way using view finders and sketch pads.

Max of 32 pupils, accompanying teacher must remain with the class at all times.
Booking is essential through Box Office on 01-8852622.
Gallery Catalogue available for each school booked in.

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About a Girl / Charleen macht Schluss

About a Girl / Charleen macht Schluss

Secondary School Screening in Association with the Irish Film Institute

Thu 16 Mar 2017 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the German Film 'About a Girl / Charleen macht Schluss' for Secondary School Students, recommended age 15+.This film is accompanied by an IFI Study Guide for teachers, downloadable from www.ifi.ie/aboutagirl (from mid October).

Working part-time in an undertakers, and listening repeatedly to Kurt Cobain, Charleen focuses on the darker side of life. Her mother think she’s depressed but all she wants is some peace, so she decides to end it all. Waking up in the hospital, she realises that she can change her life for the better. With sharp dialogue and terrific performances, this is a comedy that deals with teen suicide. Through its highly engaging character, it explores issues of growing up, falling in love and finding meaning in life.


German • 2014 • Subtitled • Drama • 104mins • Directed by: Mark Monheim
Recommended age: 15+
Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland
Study guide available from October. Download from www.ifi.ie/aboutagirl

School Booking Details:
Suitable for Students age 15+
Cost:€5 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.


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Image © Imbissfilm / Bastian Fischer

 

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Fitting in Places and Spaces

Fitting in Places and Spaces

Transition Year Dance Project and Performance

Wed 22 Mar 2017 7PM Main Auditorium // €5

With funding from The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht presents this exciting and innovative Transition Year Dance Programme. Beginning with a taster workshop for TY students, a group of interested pupils from schools across Dublin 15 made their way to Draíocht to participate in weekly dance workshops from January to March 2017 under the guidance of DYDC’s Mariam Ribon and Justine Doswell.
Using themes and the work of some of Irelands most renowned Irish artists from the exhibition 30 Years Artists, Places as an inspiration and starting place, participants asked:

Where they fit in the world?
Where is their space?
Do we belong to any one place?


The programme culminates on 22 March with an exciting performances on Draíocht’s Main Stage. Young dancers from DYDC will perform alongside the Transition Year Students and invited professional guest dancers. Tickets from Draíocht’s Box Office, Tel 01-8852622 or online.

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

March 2017

Thu 23 Mar 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Ages 2-3 Years

Artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden bring more excitement and fun by creating both magic and curious environments in our workshop room. These sessions are aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children and so are un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date.

Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Shona Reppe / Presented as part of Spreacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class

Everything is flat, pressed, squished.
A dusty, musty smell mixes with the scent of old lavender and a string lifts a flap to reveal a hidden door. Slowly, page-by-page, the scrapbook becomes the window into a secret world and a curious life unfolds before us.
Who was Josephine Bean?
The clues are in its pages …
Winner of Theatre UK (TMA) Award for Best Childrens Show 2012

FRI 24 MAR   10am & 12 noon
SAT 25 & SUN 26 MAR  2pm & 4pm
​Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins


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"This show is, quite simply, wonderful." Edinburgh Spotlight

"A highly original, beautifully delicate and thoroughly engaging piece of children's theatre." The Sunday Herald

"A truly wonderful show that will charm parents as much as their children." The Stage

"Part-detective story, part-journey into the imagination." Mark Fisher, Carnegie Hall

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art

Sat 25 Mar 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art
Drawings, installation, film … we will try to figure out some of the more abstract work in the exhibition and then create some abstract print work of our own.

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
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!

The Wolf and Peter
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The Wolf and Peter

CoisCéim Dance Theatre / by David Bolger

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Apr 2017 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 55 mins

Thu 27 Apr  7pm / Fri 28 Apr  10am & 12 noon 

Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. The classic story has been interpreted by many artists from Disney to the Marx Brothers and won a Grammy award for Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachov and Sofia Loren.

CoisCéim Dance Theatre takes this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration. Here… the story is told through the eyes of a WOLF. Filled with dance and live music, this fun and richly theatrical production by David Bolger gives life to a Bird, a Cat, a Duck, a Boy, and of course a WOLF in a highly energetic original work. This production features the extraordinary pianist Conor Linehan playing live on stage as THE WOLF AND PETER takes children and their families on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.

€7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 55 mins

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