#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

May 25, 2020

This week, we are inspired by our 'Superheros and Supervillains' theme to have some fun playing dressup, making masks and trying some facepainting.

It's time to raid the Halloween costumes, get some cardboard and make a mask or maybe try your hand at creating a shadow tube, for projecting some images onto your walls. 

Sarah sent us her very handy YouTube tutorial 'How to make a Ninja Mask out of a T-Shirt' which she's used to great effect many times!

She's pretty good at chopping up old green T-shirts too, for this Robin Hood theme.



Sarah's many talents also include facepainting, another brilliant form of disguise!


Another fun idea is to make your own mask. You can wear a princess dress as well if you like!



This Hippo Mask was a last minute life saver one day before school 'Mam, we've to wear a mask tomorrow'! ... 




There's also much fun to be had just using all your hats, scarfs, wellies and shoes to dress up. These 2 monkies also found some bubblewrap to complete their outfits. Anything goes with dressing up ... there are no rules, just fun!
 



And hats off to the creator of this wonderful homemade 'put your face in the hole' thingy ... quite the challenge!
 


 

And, we found yet MORE ideas for toilet roll tubes, to create your own 'Shadow Tubes' or 'Homemade Projectors'. Just add clingfilm and a torch and off you go! A super way to make use of all those stickers you have at home, especially if they are Superheros or Supervillains!



Enjoy!

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#ShowUsYourArt Weekly Art Submissions - Week 9 SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS

May 21, 2020

Is it a painting? Is it a sculpture? No, it’s your very own superhero! This week let’s allow our imaginations to soar as we create art pieces based on superheroes and supervillains! 

Which characters will star in your works of art this week? Are they straight from a comic book, or an original design you have created yourself? What about the superheroes in your own life? Do you recognise them without their cape? We can’t wait to see some action packed pieces this week for #ShowUsYourArt!
 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).
 

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

 

Week 9 Theme: SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS

Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie

Deadline: Friday 29th May 11am.

We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

 

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt

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You can see all our SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS entries in our Facebook Album HERE!

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This week’s randomly selected winners are:

Daniel, age 10

Eoin, age 10

Katie, age 7

 

 

Congratulations! An email will be sent out with details about your prizes, which includes 2 tickets to a movie showing in Draíocht, and some sweet treats to go along with them!
 

We hope you’ve been enjoying the sun as much as we have this week. It brings back memories of summer days spent on the beach, away from all our troubles… Maybe you should keep that in mind for next week’s theme!

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#ShowUsYourArt Weekly Art Submissions - Week 8 NATURE FROM YOUR GARDEN

May 15, 2020




While we may miss the sights and sounds of faraway places, there's still so much that can surprise you from the safety of your own garden! Explore every corner of your garden or nearby patch of grass to gather supplies, discover new things, or find inspiration for this week's artwork!

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

Week 8 Theme: NATURE
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 22nd May 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt

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You can see all our NATURE entries in our Facebook Album HERE

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Did you find anything surprising in your garden this week? The use of so many different materials was such fun to see, and we hope you enjoyed creating these beautiful natural art pieces.

 

This week’s randomly selected winners are:
 

James, age 9

Aidan, age 4

Pelayo, age 6


 

Congratulations! An email will be sent out with details about your prizes, which includes 2 tickets to a movie showing in Draíocht, and some sweet treats to go along with them!

 

Let's take a step back from the wonders of our world and let our imagination run loose next week when you #ShowUsYourArt!

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Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

May 14, 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg 
3 Weeks of Creativity for Children & Young People with Draíocht 
6 Draíocht Artists + 18 Videos + Illustrated Worksheets




Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people. In this, its 3rd year, everything is going to be presented online. Draíocht, with the support of Creative Fingal, is thrilled to be able to commission 6 artists to create 18 videos for young people of all ages, complete with downloadable illustrated Activity Sheets.

Launching on 13th June and continuing weekly, join us on our Facebook and YouTube Channels to enjoy free workshops with Andrew Carson, Anne Cradden, Conor Donelan, Genevieve Harden, Emily Matthews and Jo Quinn. Everything you will need for a fantastic day of creativity is available; from Mindfulness to Yoga & Dance, Paper Craft to Puppet Making; and Nature Trails to Drama Workshops. Illustrator and artist Alan Nolan has created fun downloadable worksheets to complement the workshops.

Sat 13.06 / 20.06 / 27.06​

10.00am: A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

10.15am: The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

10.30am: Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

10.45am: Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

11.00am: Early Years Art with Anne Cradden

11.15am: Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

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Full details for nationwide Cruinniú na nÓg events are available at creativeireland.gov.ie

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#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

May 13, 2020

This week, for our Family theme, we took inspiration from pinterest to create a Family Tree and we got all the family involved. Not everyone likes paint on their hands so it seems, so a few jelly treats along the way and we all got on grand. We even had our beloved pet cat having a look to see what was going on, but we thought best not to put his paw print on, just in case the paint would irritate him!

We had so much fun with our Family Tree, that we continued on and made another painting with each of our handprints in different colours, to mark our time together in lockdown. Albie finished it off by stamping our family name.

Enjoy,
Paula & Albie

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First, draw a beautiful tree, big enough to fit your family.


Next, choose your paint colour. We chose Green, but yours could be any colour or a mix of colours! You can pour some paint onto a plate, or sponge it onto your hands, or paint it onto your hands.

Albie's hand.


Tillie's hand.


Noah's hand.


Finally, Mammy & Daddy's hands!

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And here is our other design, one hand on top of the other, using lots of colours. We started at the top with the biggest hand and worked our way down to the littlest.




And Albie created our family name in stamps.



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