HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project

HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project

NOV 2017- FEB 2018

Wed 1 Nov - Wed 28 Feb 2018

We invite teachers from Primary and Secondary Schools in Dublin 15 to apply to be part of HOMESPUN, a spoken word, poetry and performance project, with award winning poet Colm Keegan and Visual Artist Micheal McLoughlin.

Over Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring 2018, Colm Keegan will engage pupils in writing poetry about their place and their home, complementing Draíocht’s theatre project, ‘Home Theatre Ireland’. This is a project about encouraging, supporting and acknowledging the voice of our younger citizens. The project will culminate in a live performance and exhibition in Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery space in Spring 2018.

If you are interested in your school taking part in this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for an application form by Friday 29nd September 2017.

  • HOMESPUN A D15 Young Voices Project video
Exploring Theatre Craft 2017

Exploring Theatre Craft 2017

STATES OF PLAY: Hartstown & Riversdale Theatre Project

Tue 3 Oct - Tue 14 Nov 2017

OCT-NOV 2017
Over a six week period, theatre professionals will work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to the magic of theatre. Using exhibitions in our gallery spaces, The Weight of Water and Lost State as a starting point, students will respond to themes of our sense of place and belonging, that are explored in these works through the medium of theatre; improvising and creating short performance pieces. Participants will attend workshops as well as attend theatre shows.

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Shakespeare On The Loose

Shakespeare On The Loose

Mount Sackville Secondary School

Wed 13 Sep 2017 8PM * Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

This is a play inspired by Shakespeare’s female characters.
Ophelia, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Cordelia, Goneril and Regan are all central characters in Shakespeare’s plays and often determine the ultimate outcome of the tragedies. A popular question among school students is why Shakespeare is still studied in schools around the world? Why has his work thrived for over 500 years? The answer is simple. His stories are still relevant today. That is the essence of this play as it imagines the plight of Shakespeare’s ladies in a modern day setting.

The very issues of ambition, vulnerability, romance, greed and jealousy are the bedrock of Shakespeare’s tragedies. This play discusses these emotions around the table of ‘Loose Women’ hosted by Gabby. ‘Loose Women’ is a daytime talk show where women come together to analyse problems and attempt to solve them.

With a cast of 27 Transition Year students, this play has been Written by Clodagh Havel and Directed by Niamh Dowling, both teachers from Mount Sackville Secondary School.

*please note that the 3pm performance has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

With Artist Andrew Carson

Tue 5 Sep - Tue 13 Mar 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

TUESDAYS   7PM-9PM  OCT 2017-MARCH 2018   
2017: 05 SEP (cancelled), 03 OCT, 07 NOV, 05 DEC
2018: 09 JAN, 06 FEB, 13 MAR
AGE: 5TH AND 6TH YEAR STUDENTS

FREE

Are you in 5th or 6th year and planning on going to art college? Draíocht will facilitate Portfolio Preparation Guidance sessions with artist Andrew Carson on select Tuesdays from October 2017-March 2018. Bring along your portfolio every month for review and suggestions, drawing sessions and a suggested task to complete between sessions. All levels are welcome and these sessions are designed to be informal, drop in sessions. Sessions are free but space is limited, so please register at the Box Office in advance each month tel: 01-8852622.

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Fri 1 Sep - Fri 1 Dec 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.

Focus On Your Voice Your Identity - Secondary

Focus On Your Voice Your Identity - Secondary

Poetry Workshops with Colm Keegan

Wed 24 - Thu 25 May 2017

Age Range: Senior Cycle Students: 1st-6th Year
WED 24 & THU 25 MAY    
10AM-11.45AM OR 12.15PM-2PM
Cost: €45 per class

Using our exhibition ‘School Portraits’ as a starting point, spoken word poet Colm Keegan will encourage participants to discover the importance of their voice to create individual, original spoken word pieces. The workshop will begin with a facilitated visit to the exhibition, where participants will engage with portraits of their peers in a range of arts mediums, they will then return to the workshop room where they will respond to what they have seen with their unique voice.

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 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 students/pupils per group.

Read More about Poet Colm Keegan

Also Available for Senior Primary Classes
 

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

MORE ... Short Interview with Jole

Exploring Theatre Craft 2016

Exploring Theatre Craft 2016

Hartstown & Riversdale Production Project

Thu 29 Sep - Fri 25 Nov 2016

Over a six week period, theatre professionals will work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to the magic of theatre. Concentrating on the creation of theatre and the experience of performance, participants will attend workshops as well as attend theatre shows, starting with a visit to 'The Seagull' by The Corn Exchange.

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Draiocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative 2016

Draiocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative 2016

WORKSHOPS IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH DRAIOCHT’S ARTISTS

Fri 1 Apr - Tue 31 May 2016

This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at both Primary and Secondary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. Pupils will have the opportunity to create cartoons, bring out their dramatic side with drama, draw and create with ink while investigating real 1916 letters. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

CLAY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: 3RD-6TH CLASS
DURATION: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 2 HOURS

ARTIST: DEIRDRE O’REILLY
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist Deirdre O'Reilly. This in depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3 dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D model with fine textured detail applied. A must do cross curricular, creative workshop for your class.

CARTOONS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: 2ND-6TH CLASS
DURATION: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5 HOURS

ARTIST: ALAN NOLAN
This Cartoons Capers workshop consists of a short, hilariously funny talk by author Alan and then the children join in as Alan gives a step-by-step drawing demonstration of one of the comical characters from his books. They then create their own mini-comic book using materials and help that Alan provides. Every pupil gets to bring home their own comic book.

DRAMA IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: ADAPTABLE TO ALL AGE RANGES
DURATION: JUNIOR/SENIOR INF: 4 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 45MINS
2ND CLASS UPWARDS: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5HR WORKSHOPS

ARTIST: EIMEAR MORRISSEY
Using some of our favourite fairytales as a starting point, facilitator Eimear, introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving pupils the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!

DRAWING & HISTORY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
LETTERS OF 1916: DRAWING ON THE PAST
AGE RANGE: SENIOR CYCLE PUPILS & TRANSITION YEAR PUPILS
2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5 HOURS

ARTIST: GENEVIEVE HARDEN
These innovative drawing and writing workshops look at creative ways to engage with original 1916 letters. The aim of ‘Letters of 1916’ is to give an intimate sense of what it was like to live in Ireland during one of the most significant years in modern Irish history. By engaging with original primary documents, students find a wide range of experiences and learn that the history of 1916 was complex and fascinating. Participants will explore a selection of letters, create and illustrate handwritten postcards in response to the excitement and turmoil expressed through the thoughts and feelings and words of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from April-May 2016 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 15 April 2016 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029.

Selma

Selma

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Tue 1 Dec 2015 10AM 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 film 'Selma' for Secondary School Students, Junior & Senior Cycle Students. 

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernays SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Dur: 2 hrs 7 mins / For Junior & Senior Cycle Students
€5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per class

 

"Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied." Rotten Tomatoes

Girlhood (2014)

Girlhood (2014)

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Tue 13 Oct 2015 10AM 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 French Film 'Girlhood' for Secondary School Students, Junior & Senior Cycle Students. This film will be accompanied by a study guide for teachers.

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the "boys' law" in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.
 

Dur: 1hr 53 mins / For Junior & Senior Cycle Students.

€5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class

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"Powerfully acted and smartly scripted, Girlhood offers a fresh perspective on familiar cinematic territory." Rotten Tomatoes

Populaire (2012) - SOLD OUT

Populaire (2012) - SOLD OUT

Draíocht in Association with the Irish Film Institute

Mon 20 Oct 2014 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 French Comedy Film 'Populaíre' for Transition Year & Senior Cycle Students. 

It’s 1950’s France and country girl Rose moves to Paris to take on a secretarial job. It doesn’t take long for her boss, (Romain Duris), to see the potential of Rose’s amazing typing skills. Next stop the national speed typing championships. The glamorous 1950’s costumes and period details make this a charming film that is played with great humour.

France • 2012 • Comedy • 111min • English subtitles • 12A

€5 per student / 2 teachers free per class

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Exploring Theatre Craft 2014

Exploring Theatre Craft 2014

Draiocht and Hartstown Community School

Tue 23 Sep - Tue 11 Nov 2014

Over a six week period actor and facilitator Eimear Morrissey will work with transition year pupils from Hartstown Community School to introduce them to the magic of theatre. Now in its 8th year, this year students will work from script, learn about improvisation, direction, stage directions and production. The project will once again concentrate on the creation of theatre and the experience of performance. Students will also attend a theatre show and learn how to discuss and critically evaluate what they have seen. 

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie 

FOCUS ON … Shakespeare

FOCUS ON … Shakespeare

SECONDARY SCHOOLS - JUNIOR & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 3 Feb - Sun 30 Mar 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 per student (Accompanying Teachers Free)

These workshops are designed for Junior (90 minute) and Leaving Certificate (120 minute) students by Director and Actor Liam Halligan. They represent a performance-based approach to teaching Shakespeare to students of all abilities. In an engaging and interactive way, it will touch on language structure, character interpretation and some scene work.

Workshop Notes:
Workshops take place in Draíocht and can be arranged to suit school timetables / Please allow at least two weeks notice / Workshops must be paid in full before the workshop date / Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne (01) 809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Booking is subject to availability, tel Box Office on (01) 885 2622 / Min 30, Max of 60 students per workshop.
 

Exploring Theatre Craft 2013

Exploring Theatre Craft 2013

DRAÍOCHT AND HARTSTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Tue 1 Oct - Sat 30 Nov 2013

HARTSTOWN PRODUCTION PROJECT OCT-NOV 2013

Now in its 7th year this project introduces transition year students from Hartstown Community School to the magic of theatre over a six week period.
After the success of last years ‘site specific’ productions, the project will once again concentrate on the creation of theatre and the experience of performance, they will also attend theatre shows and participate in a series of theatre talks. 

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie
 

Place Shapers Documentary Screening - Free Tickets

Place Shapers Documentary Screening - Free Tickets

FOR 2ND LEVEL STUDENTS, EDUCATORS AND GENERAL PUBLIC

Wed 11 Sep 2013 11am-12pm Main Auditorium // Free

BOOKING ESSENTIAL TEL 01-8852622

Place Shapers is an exciting project that teamed up secondary school students from Luttrellstown Community College in D15 and Skerries Community College with architects and a filmmaker to investigate architecture, urban design and the strategies involved in local development which affect and have shaped their neighborhoods. During this special screening event, the Place Shapers project participants will present their insights and creative responses to their built environment, with a short project Documentary, followed by a Q&A session and resources launch. 


An initiative of the Irish Architecture Foundation and Fingal Arts Office, with support from Draíocht, made possible by the support of the Arts Council.

Read more on the Place Shapers Blog ... here ... 
Read more on the Irish Architecture Foundation Website ... here ... 

To follow the progress of each school project please click on the links below:
Luttrellstown PlaceShapers Blog 
Skerries PlaceShapers Blog 

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

With Hartstown Community School

Sat 1 - Mon 31 Oct 2011

This October will be the 5th year that Draíocht has collaborated with Hartstown Community School in a theatre based project that introduces their transition year students to the magic of theatre. This year’s project will be made up of a series of hands-on workshops, theatre visits and lectures to provide each student with a range of theatre experiences. They will be on the stage, in the audience, in the technical box and the Director’s chair.

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in taking part in this theatre project with Draíocht, or would like a tour of Draíocht please get in contact with sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-8098029.

From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage

With Hartstown Community School

Mon 20 Sep - Mon 8 Nov 2010

Transition year students from Hartstown Community School will explore the world of professional theatre with us once again this Autumn by attending key productions to develop their critical eye, meeting professional theatre people, learning about costume and set design, budgets, lights, rehearsing scenes and learning lines, before getting the opportunity to take to the stage themselves.

Make Art Not Rubbish Exhibition

Make Art Not Rubbish Exhibition

Sponsored by Vodafone Ireland

Thu 1 - Mon 12 Apr 2010 FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

From January to March 2010 well known artist and sculptor Cris Neumann facilitated the creation of 3D works with three classes of first and second year students from Coolmine and Hartstown Community Schools. This project explored the concepts of communication, mobility and technology, and how these concepts can work in the reduction and recycling of waste. On display will be three large sculptural pieces built by each class group, and smaller scale sculptures made by each student. This project was a fun reflection of Vodafone Ireland’s Green Agenda Policy and generated zero waste, as all materials were recycled from Vodafone.

MORE ... Video montage of Project

Make Art Not Rubbish

Make Art Not Rubbish

A Secondary School art project sponsored by Vodafone Ireland

Fri 1 Jan - Tue 13 Apr 2010

Over a seven week period well known artist and sculptor Cris Neumann will facilitate the creation of 3D works by Coolmine and Hartstown Community School students in a project that will be a fun reflection of Vodafone Ireland’s Green Agenda Policy. This educational and environmentally innovative visual arts project will explore the concepts of communication, mobility and technology and how these concepts can work in the reduction and recycling of waste. The art works resulting from the project will generate zero waste by being produced from Vodafone Ireland’s recycled materials. This process will work to educate students about the importance of environmental awareness, while giving them an opportunity to improve their arts skills.

The project will culminate in an exhibition in Vodafone Ireland’s HQ, before travelling to Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery for an exhibition during the Easter holidays.
 

MORE ... Enjoy this video overview of the Project.