Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Thu 1 Sep - Fri 16 Dec 2016 // €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.

Band and Song Support

Band and Song Support

Tue 20 Sep - Tue 13 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

AGE: 14-18 YEARS
SELECT TUESDAYS / 7PM-9PM / SEPT-DEC 2016

This Autumn Draíocht will 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 musical support please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or 01-8098029 . Free space and occasional mentors will be offered on select Tuesdays throughout the Autumn, dependent on availability.

Textured Adventures - SOLD OUT

Textured Adventures - SOLD OUT

An Early Years Project With Orla Kelly and Eimear Morrissey

Thu 17 Nov - Thu 8 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

Families: THU 17 NOV, 24 NOV, 01 DEC & 08 DEC  
10AM-11AM

Ages 3-4 Years
Cost: €25


Using two very different exhibitions as a starting point, ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ and ‘Expanding Spaces’, artists Orla Kelly and drama facilitator Eimear Morrissey have carefully designed this series of workshops for crèches and families. Over the course of these 4 weeks our participants will explore a range of textures, form, print and story and ponder important questions like; ‘What does that squiggle feel like?’, ‘What is that lovely beast’s favourite jumper?’ … ‘Does he even like chocolate?’.

For Bookings Phone 01-8852622


This project will also be available to one D15 crèche. If you are interested in your crèche taking part please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.
Early booking advised

Free Primary School Tours – The Beautiful Beasts

Free Primary School Tours – The Beautiful Beasts

Mon 5 - Fri 9 Dec 2016 Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

SUITIABLE FOR ALL AGES

Join artist Sarah Ward for a facilitated visit to our sculptural exhibition The Beautiful Beasts. This exhibition features a range of sculptured animals, real and imagined, that will engage your pupils with a variety of textures, materials, shape and form. Sarah will encourage pupils to engage critically with the exhibition, ask questions, wonder why and pupils will get a chance to respond to the work with sketches and small drawing exercises.

Tours will last 45 mins and are available from 10am-2pm.
Max 30 pupils per class.
All classes must be accompanied by a teacher.
Pre-booking essential by contacting sarah@draiocht.ie or tel 01-8092029.

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Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - SOLD OUT

Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - SOLD OUT

Sat 10 Dec 2016 10AM-10.45AM & 11AM-11.45AM First Floor Gallery // FREE

These Open Studio sessions are designed for members of the public and families to drop in and meet our Artist in Residence, Jole Bortoli.
Explore her studio space in our First Floor Gallery and work creatively alongside Jole to respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition, situated in our Ground Floor Gallery

Sessions are free. Please pre-register with the Box Office on tel: 01-8852622

Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - Artist in Residence

Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - Artist in Residence

Sat 10 - Fri 16 Dec 2016 First Floor Gallery

Fascinated by how humans have, in the arts and literature, transferred human qualities onto animals and animals’ onto humans, Artist Jole Bortoli will spontaneously respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition in the Ground Floor Gallery. Using a range of materials as well as drawing, making and creating, Jole will reinvent the space to explore this special relationship between human and animal. So if you have ever wondered at Tumnus the Faun in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or the God Pan in The Wind and the Willows come along and visit with Jole as she explores these fascinating ideas of ‘transformation’ and ‘metamorphosis’.

During this ‘Open Studio Residency’, as she makes her own work in response to the exhibition, Jole will engage with families and children. She will also do a number of targeted workshops with primary school groups; with Fingal Arts Office’s Room 13 Studio Programme; with Leaving Cert students to support their engagement with galleries and exhibitions; and with Draíocht’s CREATE Dance Programme. All workshops and events are free but must be booked in advance. Bookings tel: 01-8852622.

Jole Bortoli is a visual artist and Director/ Founder of Art To Heart (arttoheart.ie) with significant experience working with children. She works regularly with The Ark and has led pioneering visual art programmes there since 1995. She has art-directed the interior design of children-centred spaces such as the A&E Department in Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Office for the Ombudsman for Children and works as an artist/facilitator with Rehab Dúnlaoghaire and The Sanctuary, Dublin 7. Her studio practice is based in Dublin and the Burren, Co. Clare. Jole is currently writing and illustrating her second book.  ‘Iria’ her first book and exhibition was launched in 2010 at The Ark and a new exhibition of this work is planned for 2017.

For further information about Jole's Residency, please email sharon@draiocht.ie

Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016 - SOLD OUT

Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016 - SOLD OUT

Sat 17 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €10 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10.30AM-12PM (SOLD OUT)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 1PM-2.30PM

Santa is so busy at Christmas time - can you make a Christmas Elf to help him out? Your Elf’s help might be required on Christmas Eve during your sleep! Wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. All materials will be provided and early booking is advised.

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please adhere to age recommendations: workshops have been especially catered for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. 
 

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 / 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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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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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

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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