Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2015 Draíocht Galleries

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.

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2015

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2015

Mon 6 - Fri 17 Jul 2015

This July Draíocht is delighted to be back, once again, working with the Daughters of Charity’s Summer Camp ’The Connect Club’ in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability aims to provide an outlet that is fun and focused on the individual’s likes and interests.

Over the last number of years Draíocht has partnered with the Connect Club over the summer and our artists have facilitated drama, dance, music and visual art, encouraging participants to work on their individual creativity and style. Workshops are for ages 12-18 years.

For Further information on these workshops please contact ruth.walsh@docservice.ie

Summer Projects 2015 - Summer Song School - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2015 - Summer Song School - SOLD OUT

With Song School

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Jul 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room

MON 06 - FRI 10 JULY 2015  10AM-4PM
THU 09 JULY 10AM - 8PM
AGE RANGE: 13-16 YEARS // €65

FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THUR 09 JULY AT 7PM

For the third 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.
 

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds / The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 15 Jul 2015

A river splashes through the gallery, a rocket bursting into space in the corridor, footprints run across the lobby and behind the stairs ... Come along and play with us!

BEAG PROGRAMME:

Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child! Dress for mess and please respect age limits.

 

Free Event:   Roam Free @ Draíocht
Time:    10:00am-2:00pm
Cost:      Free Event
REGISTER @ BOX OFFICE ON ARRIVAL

AGE:      Activities are designed for 18 months- 5 years but younger and older siblings are welcome
Location: Roaming all over Draíocht.
Event Information: These creative spaces are free to roam, for self directed play and inventiveness. Follow the Foyer Footprints, look under the chairs, around the stairs, beneath the tables. Follow the Roving River in the Ground Floor Gallery as is flows from the gallery walls down onto the floor and explore colour creating large scale drawing right on our gallery walls!  Make your way to the creative toddler room in our downstairs Workshop Room, where cars are used for print. Cones become rockets, play with paint, weave, stick, build - bring your imagination and dress for mess. Make your way to the First Floor Gallery and go Bonkers for Building with 3D construction and Sculpture with wool, cardboard boxes and cylinders.  

Free Event: Chin Wag in the Artist Studio
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Free Event
REGISTER @ BOX OFFICE ON ARRIVAL

Age: All welcome
Event information: Visit our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson and find out what a real live artist actually does. Have a look at his work - give him some critical feedback - he might even let you draw a picture with him!

Bookable Events: 
Places are restricted and must be booked in advance with the Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

Event:   Leo The Lion
Times:  Workshop 1:      10:15am- 10:45am
            
Workshop 2:      1:30pm-2:00pm
Cost:      €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:      aged 2-4 yrs
Location: Green Room
Event Information: Once upon a time in the jungle there lived a Lion called Leo. He loved to do tricks and entertain. Join Órla Kelly and Leo the Lion for an exciting circus adventure in story, creation and in paint.

Event:   Bop and Sway
Times: Workshop 1:10:00am-10:30am
          
Workshop 2:12:00pm-12:30pm
Cost:      €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:      18 months -4years
Location: Draiocht Studio Space
Event Information: Twirl, bop, sway, skip, little legs and arms move to the music. Join Antje O’ Toole, our dancer for an exhilarating dance workshop, letting your baby engage with sound and movement.

Event:   Rat-a-tat
Times: Workshop 1:11:00am-11:30am
           
Workshop 2: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Cost:     €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:     Workshop 1: 0-2.5 years
             
Workshop 2: 3-4 years
Location: Draiocht Studio Space
Event Information: Drums go 'rat-a-tat' and 'bang,' bells go 'ding dong,' and sad trombones go 'wah wah'…join Linda Ferguson to look, see hear and play instruments, move to music, sing along and finish with a dance.

If you've any questions about Beag, just call our Box Office on 01-8852622. Early booking advised.


Beag, is a little event that has a huge focus on the arts for the very young. Draíocht will, for this one day, be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very small. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events children are invited to explore the little spaces that big people don’t usually see. Little characters will lurk under the chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that children notice. Armed with your imagination and natural curiosity, explore colour by drawing big on our gallery walls, build a box and wool sculpture, dance with Michelle, hear and respond to a story with Orla and bang a drum. This event will culminate with a celebratory exhibition of the work created by the days young artists and explorers in the First Floor Gallery from Thursday 16th July 2015.

Summer Projects 2015 - Crafty Adventures

Summer Projects 2015 - Crafty Adventures

With artist Genevieve Harden

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Jul 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room

MON 20 - FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS // 10AM-12.15PM // €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS // 1PM-3PM // €45

This year, crafty adventures will take us on an exploration of Irish art, from famous Newgrange carvings and Celtic books right up to Irelands living artists. Lead by artist Genevieve Harden, participants will work with lots of different mediums (paint, clay, paper work etc) and using Irish culture and history mixed with a limitless imagination will create a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits and dress for mess.

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 7 Aug 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 per child per workshop

DEADLY DYES // FRI 07 AUG 2015
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to turn an old white T-shirt into an artistic masterpiece using Tie-Dye techniches. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Also coming on 14 August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
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Family Workshop: Paper Animation

Family Workshop: Paper Animation

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 14 Aug 2015

DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to create your own paper animation at Draíocht. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.