Adventures With Colour - SOLD OUT

Adventures With Colour - SOLD OUT

An Early Years Project With Orla Kelly

Thu 23 Nov - Thu 7 Dec 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM / Ages 2-4 Years Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost: €20 (Plus Show Tickets at €5)

Artist Orla Kelly has carefully designed these two explorative pre and post show workshops to explore a variety of creative and playful elements from the show ‘White’, which you will attend on Thursday 30 Nov at 11am. The workshops will include storytelling, movement and painting, creative investigation of colour and what happens when things start out white, but then red, yellow and blue begin to appear!

THURSDAYS: 23 NOV, 30 NOV (SHOW), 7 DEC 2017
10.30AM-11.30AM  Ages 2-4 Years   Cost: €20 (Plus Show Tickets at €5)
Booking tel: 01-8852622

If you are interested in your crèche taking part, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.
Crèches must be within the Dublin 15 area.

Exploring Musical Sounds with Mischa O’Mahony

Exploring Musical Sounds with Mischa O’Mahony

Exploring More With Early Years Arts - Ages 2-4 Yrs

Tue 7 Nov 2017 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM / €5 Per Child Draiocht Workshop Room

Bang, listen, hear, play. In an explorative way, Mischa will encourage little ears to listen to music and little hands to create some undirected musical sounds.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with paint, then clay and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Booking tel: 01-8852622

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Dragster Lego Workshop - Create, Build and Play

Dragster Lego Workshop - Create, Build and Play

BRICKS4KIDS / Workshops for Ages 4-13 Years

Sat 21 Oct 2017 Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

BRICKS4KIDS has created this specially designed project kit and model, allowing participants to explore the world of engineering and model making by creating their own drag car, with all the fun of lego making and building.

Early booking advised at Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10:30AM-11:30AM (Accompanying adult)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-10 YEARS: 12PM-1PM (No adult)
WORKSHOP 3: 11-13 YEARS: 2PM-3PM (No adult)

Please note: Lego cannot be taken home.

Exploring Clay with Deirdre O’Reilly - SOLD OUT

Exploring Clay with Deirdre O’Reilly - SOLD OUT

Exploring More With Early Years Arts - Ages 2-4 Yrs

Thu 5 Oct 2017 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM / €5 Per Child Draiocht Workshop Room

Squish, squash, mould, model with Deirdre, who will encourage little hands (and maybe feet!) to feel the fun and wonder of clay in a free and open environment.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with paint, then clay and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Booking tel: 01-8852622

See More Events for Ages 2-4 Yrs

Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 4.30PM / Ages 3-7 Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 45 mins

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An adventurous tree emerges from the forest sporting a very fetching pair of wellies, a cartoon cat and dog erase their differences and some pitch-perfect piggies who go the whole hog!

List of Short Movies:

Perfect Houseguest, 2015, dirs. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, USA (1'35")
Hey Deer!, 2015, dir. Örs Bárczy, Hungary (6')
Cats & Dogs, 2015, dirs. Gerd Gockell, Jesús Pérez, Switzerland/Germany (6'09")
Sugar Rush, 2015, dir. Reno Armanet, France (4'04")
One, Two, Tree, 2015, dir. Yulia Aronova, France/Switzerland (7')
Crocodile, 2015, dir. Julia Ocker, Germany (3'48")
(un)Sunny, 2014, dir. Victor Nores, Spain (7'05")
Achoo!, 2015, dir. Yuki Hirakawa, Japan (3')
Looks, 2014, dir. Susann Hoffmann, Germany (3'14")
Perfect Piggies, 2015, dir. Sandra Boynton, USA (3'24")

In association with Access Cinema

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Starcatchers & Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Ages 6 months – 2 years / Dur: 45 mins

The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes there are so many shapes that some shapes get lost. This is a story of two shapes, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other. Set in a soft and tactile environment Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound.
Designed for children aged 6months – 2 years and their adults.
Created by Ailie Cohen & Marc Mac Lochlainn.

THU 14 SEP   10AM & 12 NOON
FRI  15 SEP   10AM & 12 NOON
SAT 16 SEP   1PM & 3PM 
€7 adults / €5 children / Ages 6 months – 2 years
Dur: 45 mins (includes 10 minutes play time)

"Beautifully tailored, tactile delight of a show." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Exploring Paint with Anne Cradden

Exploring Paint with Anne Cradden

Exploring More With Early Years Arts - Ages 2-4 Yrs

Tue 5 Sep 2017 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM / €5 Per Child Draiocht Workshop Room

Brush, slather, draw, explore.  Anne will allow participants to explore simple painting on big sheets of paper in an open and explorative way.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with paint, then clay and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Booking tel: 01-8852622

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The Creative Crèche Programme

The Creative Crèche Programme

Artist Orla Kelly and Mulhuddart Community Centre

Fri 1 Sep - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Artist Orla Kelly, from Early Childhood Creativity, will work with pre-school groups from Mulhuddart Community Centre during September and October 2017. This programme will be made up of facilitated workshop visits, some in the crèche and some in Draíocht, exploring and responding to Draíocht’s Gallery exhibitions and theatre programme with storytelling, painting and an abundance of imagination.

If you are a crèche, playschool or Montessori in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in our future Creative Crèche Programmes, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 8 Jun 2017 1.30PM-5.30PM // FREE // 6MTS-8+ YEARS

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

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Mischa O’Mahony - Me & You Music

Tue 16 May - Tue 20 Jun 2017

Tuesdays / 6 Weeks / 16 May – 20 June 2017
10am: Age 4-17 Months (Dur: 45 Mins)
11am: Age 18 Months-3.5 Years (Dur: 60 Mins)
Cost: €42 For 6 Weeks Or €8 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)

Booking Tel: 01-8852622

Mischa O’ Mahony returns to playfully introduce you and your child to the elementary musical building blocks of pitch and rhythm and also the joy of singing your socks off. Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get to discover your child’s unique voices.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.
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.

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 1-4 Years - 2017

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 1-4 Years - 2017

An Event Celebrating Early Arts

Thu 11 May 2017 10AM-2.30PM Draíocht Galleries, Draíocht Foyer & Draíocht Workshop Room // Free / €5

Fee, Fi, Foe Fum ... Join Us For Some Toddler Fun!
A host of wonderful artists awaits you for a GIANT Botanical Toddler Take Over Adventure!

The Toddler Take Over is a little event with a big focus on arts for the very young. For the third year and for this one day, Draíocht will transform into a big space for an adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very young. Construct, respond and play in Eamon O' Kane's Kindergarden inspired exhibition ‘A History of Play’; tip toe through the big flowers and swooping butterflies of The Giants Garden before discovering the twinkling stars and magical sounds of our Night Garden. Play with clay, dance and move and watch a story unfold  ...
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; under chairs and through mysterious curtains, on the glass and up the stairs - get ready to travel with us to new exciting and sometimes hidden places! Armed with just your imagination and natural curiosity, explore colour, sculpture, weaving, making and construction in our Galleries and Workshop Spaces! There will also be a Teeny Tiny Take Over space dedicated solely to adventurers under 18 months.

So come join our artists and discover different arts mediums, draw, dance and play and nurture the creative potential of your child … and have some fun too.

Booking opens on 13 April 2017, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).

Full programme:


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The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years 2016

The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years 2016

An Early Arts Celebration - With Orla Kelly & Guests

Thu 19 May 2016 10am-2.30pm

After the success of last year’s early years one day event, Beag, Draíocht will once again be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through different art forms: story, visual arts, music and dance for ages 1-4 years. 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 chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that only children notice. Armed with just your imagination come and help Orla Kelly and our other artists nurture the creative potential of your child … and have great fun at the same time!

Booking opens on 15 April 2016, tel 01-8852622.
Full programme available by email or download here:
boxoffice@draiocht.ie or from sarah@draiocht.ie

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Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Mischa O’Mahony - Me & You Music

Mon 4 Apr - Mon 16 May 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €42 For 6 Weeks

Mondays / 6 Weeeks / 04 April – 16 May 2016 (No Class 02 May)
10am: Age 3-18 Months (Dur: 40 Mins)
11am: Age 19 Months-4 Years (Dur: 60 Mins)
Cost: €42 For 6 Weeks Or €8 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)
Booking Tel: 01-8852622

Mischa O’ Mahony returns to playfully introduce you and your child to the elementary musical building blocks of pitch and rhythm and also the joy of singing your socks off. Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get to discover your child’s unique voices.

Music and Me Autumn Workshops - SOLD OUT

Music and Me Autumn Workshops - SOLD OUT

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 14 Sep - Mon 19 Oct 2015

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 14 SEPT – 19 OCT 2015
COST: €36 for 6 WEEKS OR €6 PAY AS YOU GO
(SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

WORKSHOP 1: 3 MTHS - 1.5 YEARS 10AM (DURATION 40 MINS)
WORKSHOP 2: 1.5 - 4 YEARS 11AM (DURATION 60 MINS)


Mischa O Mahony is back with a new series of music classes created especially to playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing. Come on this lively journey where you will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play instruments and meet puppet friends. Get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com

Early booking advised. Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.

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.

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Jun 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, 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.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 27 Apr - Mon 15 Jun 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 27 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2015 (EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS)
Cost: €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

Workshop 1: 0-18 MONTHS / 10AM (DURATION 40MINS)
Workshop 2: 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS / 11AM (DURATION 60MINS)

In this series of music classes created especially for the early years (from babies up to preschoolers, 0-4 year olds) Mischa O Mahony will playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing.

Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com

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Tiny Tots Christmas Elf Arts Experience - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Christmas Elf Arts Experience - SOLD OUT

For Ages 24 Months to 4 Years

Thu 6 Nov - Thu 4 Dec 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €35 for 5 Weeks

THURSDAYS, 10.30AM - 11.30AM
5 WEEKS, 06 NOV - 04 DEC 2014
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM / Fee: €35 for five week course

After the success of our last Tiny Tots Project, artist Orla Kelly has once again carefully created this exciting series of weekly workshops, to encourage you and your child to have fun while learning through the arts. These sessions are designed around the show ‘ Elf Factory’ which you will attend at the end of the 5 weeks, on Thursday 11 December at 10am (see here). Using themes from the show, sessions will explore a variety of creative and playful elements that include storytelling, movement, painting, building, creative investigation, music making, exploration of colors and shapes, drawing and so much more.

Places are limited, early booking is advised, T: 01-8852622. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Show attendance (see here) forms a vital part of this project and is at an additional cost of €5 per child and €6 per adult.

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

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. 

Book directly with the box office on 01 8852622.

 

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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.