Alan Nolan - We Can Be Heroes

Alan Nolan - We Can Be Heroes

Light Up - Draíocht Building Projection Commissions 2021

Mon 1 Feb - Sat 13 Mar 2021

We are delighted to launch ‘Light Up’, an artist led, community engagement Project, presented by Draíocht, in partnership with Fingal County Council. It sees Draíocht commission artists to create a series of images that will be projected on to our building over the darker months of 2021 ... READ MORE ... 

Our first projections are works by illustrator Alan Nolan called ‘We Can Be Heroes’. Responding to a brief to create a work that was for children, that had a sense of new beginnings and optimism, Alan responded with a concept around 'kids as heroes'. 

He said  "We rightly laud our frontline staff as heroes for their work, but kids have been equally brave and have lost a huge chunks of their childhood -- they have missed out on birthdays, parties, school friends and school ceremonies; many have even lost loved ones. Yet they bounce back like heroes. Kids deserve to be honoured as such and to know that the coming year will be better."

We couldn’t have put it better!

DOWNLOAD Alan's Activity Sheet

Superhero Workshop with Alan Nolan - Fluffy the Wonder Cat


What will be on our building next? You’ll just have to wait and see!

Share your visit to our Projections with us ...  #5kmfromhome  #DraiochtProjections  #LightUp  
or email your images to  sarah@draiocht.ie 

  • Superhero Workshop with Alan Nolan - Fluffy the Wonder Cat video
Creative Resources for Families & Schools

Creative Resources for Families & Schools

Fri 26 Feb - Fri 30 Apr 2021 // ONLINE / FREE

We’ve quite the collection of video resources for you to enjoy online, whether you're at home or in school. Why not try your hand at something new with these video suggestions below and then check out the full range on our Creative Resources YouTube Channel Playlist.

You can also enjoy our range of Downloadable Activity Sheets created by artist and illustrator Alan Nolan HERE
 

Salt Art with Deirdre O'Reilly

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Crafty Paper Craft with Andrew Carson - Let's make a Village

Movement and Dance Workshop with Conor Donelan - Part 1

Magical Mindfulness with Jo Quinn - Mindfulness Part 1

Household Monologues with Emily Matthews - The Drama Challenge Part 2

Draíocht Rocks Part 1 - Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Drawing Blind with Deirdre O'Reilly

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

With Genevieve Harden

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Mar 2021

Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you create your own Animation Set, complete with backdrop, props and a mini photo of yourself in the middle of all the action, on your dream day. First a brainstorm to draw your perfect sketched background painting. Maybe a Hot Air Balloon Adventure? Maybe a Beach Scene? Or maybe a Giant Ladybird and lots of Giant Flowers? Enjoy drawing and painting your backdrop and adding in objects into your scene. Gen shows us how to make a ladybird from plasticine to complete her adventure. You could carry on this idea and make your own stop motion movie afterwards.  

Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

  • #CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set video
#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Mar 2021

Artist Anne Cradden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping and printing, especially at home, using easy to find objects. Make your own stamps, using cardboard, sponges and even toys. Mix colours and create all kinds of shapes. After all your wonderful prints are dry, try your hand at making home-made bunting!

Draíocht's Early Years Art programme is ideal for ages 2-4 years.
Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS!
Enjoy! 

 

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Mar 2021

Genevieve will show you how to make an animal and its habitat using found materials from nature. Starting with a walk, she will make a collection of sticks, dried flowers and stones that she will use to make an animal. Back in the studio, she will demonstrate how to construct a creature using sticks, clay and plaster bandage. Then you can either keep your animal, or return it to the wild!

Enjoy some Downloadable Activity Sheets by Artist Alan Nolan

Aoife Dunne - ABYSS

Aoife Dunne - ABYSS

Light Up - Draíocht Building Projection Commissions 2021

Mon 22 Mar - Sat 1 May 2021

Aoife’s imaginative compositions are a product of accumulating, arranging, reusing, and reworking layers of visual and digital material. ABYSS was inspired by the chaotic nature of our current isolated and technology-driven lives. 

Aoife Dunne is an installation artist fusing sculpture, video, sound, performance, and costume. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts London, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, with upcoming shows in New York, Puerto Rico, Paris and Tokyo. Aoife is from D15 and currently based and working in Dublin. 
https://www.aoifedunne.com/

We are delighted to present ‘Light Up’, an artist led, community engagement Project, presented by Draíocht, in partnership with Fingal County Council. It sees Draíocht commission artists to create a series of images that will be projected on to our building over the darker months of 2021.

Share your visit to our Projections with us ...  #5kmfromhome  #DraiochtProjections  #LightUp  
or email your images to  sarah@draiocht.ie 



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