#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

Thu 16 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Paula, Albie & Tillie show us how to make this amazing Junk Art Robot. Just remember ... A Robot is for Life, not just for Lockdown! 

Pop over to our Blog for Instructions.

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Mon 20 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

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! 

 

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#CreateAtHome - Homemade Play Dough

#CreateAtHome - Homemade Play Dough

Tue 21 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - It's easy to make, you probably have most of the ingredients already and it can keep everyone busy for ages! Win Win!

Pop over to our Blog for Sarah's favourite recipe ... Enjoy!

#CreateAtHome - Paper Mache Book Cover

#CreateAtHome - Paper Mache Book Cover

Wed 22 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - 'The Going To Bed Book' gets a paper mache makeover ... A treasured memory for sure.

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#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

Sat 25 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore different mask making techniques using cardboard. Start by creating different textures by tearing and ripping the cardboard, and also use flattened smooth pieces, and different colours. Shred some cardboard for whiskers or feathers. Puncture with a ruler to create rough pieces. Create as many textures as you can, then draw your animal's face and create a jigsaw of pieces with all your different textures. Gen will show you how to make a basic structure first, then attach all your pieces. In this video, Genevieve will show you how to make a Cat Mask, and you can then apply these techniques to making all sorts of animal masks.
Enjoy!

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

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Support Our Artists + Buy A Print

Support Our Artists + Buy A Print

Fri 1 May - Wed 23 Dec 2020

Draíocht’s forthcoming exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’, curated by Sharon Murphy, will open later this Season once we’re back in action.

For now though, you can preview all the work from Graphic Studio Dublin in our Online Gallery, complete with Artists Biogs and Prices.

The artists are all Fingal based, and if you are interested in supporting their work by pre-purchasing a print, framed or unframed, please email nicola@draiocht.ie and we can take your payment by phone and organise swift payment to the artists.

#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

Fri 1 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Building, Singing and Storytelling all in one ... Cat Avenue not only has a Disco, but also Cat Kebabs ... what more could a cat need! Today Albie and Paula show us how to have fun with Lego.

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#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

Fri 8 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

 #CreateAtHome - What better way to celebrate your love of animals then to make some yourself. Inspired by Animals this week, Albie and Paula spent a lovely afternoon following a couple of Pinterest tutorials and chose to create an Origami Cat and a Sugar Paper Lion.

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#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

Wed 13 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - It's time for a Family Tree using hands as leaves!  This week, for our Family theme, Paula & Albie took inspiration from pinterest to create a Family Tree and they got all the family involved.

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

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

With Genevieve Harden

Sat 16 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - 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.

 

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#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

Mon 25 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - 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.

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#ShowUsYourArt - Week 11 MY BEST FRIENDS

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 11 MY BEST FRIENDS

Fri 5 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Life is slowly beginning to return to normal, and one of the things we’re most excited about is seeing all of our best friends again! These past few weeks have really made us realise just how much our friendships mean to us, so we would love for our mini-artists to #ShowUsYourArt in homage to your best friends! School buddies, close cousins, online pals, and more! Let’s recognise all of those people who bring us happiness!

 

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 11 Theme: MY BEST FRIENDS
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 12th June 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!

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

It's with huge disappointment that we've had to cancel one of our favourite annual events. Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover, which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists, will be rescheduled into 2021 and we will confirm the dates as soon as we can. 

For details of Early Years events programmed this Autumn/Winter for ages 0-4 years, please do sign up for our Family Events Ezine.

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

A Free Day of Creativity for Children & Young People

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

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 Worksheets.

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, Architecture to Puppet Making; and Nature Trails to Creative Writing. Illustrator and artist Alan Nolan will create fun downloadable worksheets to complement the workshops.

Read more on our Blog

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Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All ages

While we’re all staying safe and staying at home, why don’t we imagine what it could be like to make our own built environment? What would our house look like? What about our shops? What would you like Draíocht to look like? Using simple shapes, let’s draw, paint, colour, decorate and cut out building blocks for the new community we want to see! How many can you make?

Artist Andrew Carson has created a number of downloads which you can access beforehand to print at home (available from 2 June).
Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Andrew Carson, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

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Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 0-4 years

Join artist Anne Cradden to make some wonderful puppet characters that we can move with our hands! Using things that you can find at home, such as cardboard rolls, old clothes, and socks, she will show you how to make simple sock puppets for toddlers and kitchen-roll puppets for older children. Kids can decorate their creation in any way they can think of, and then we will bring their characters to life in their own puppet theatre!  Wild animals, aliens from Mars, wizards and witches, unicorns, princes and princesses, fairies and dragons, superheroes, even your teacher, the postman or your baby sister…who is going to star in your story?

Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Anne Cradden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

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Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All Ages

Genevieve will be showing 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. At this point Genevieve will use drawing skills to help you to imagine the character of the new creature.  What it eats, where it sleeps, what’s its name and what noise does it make. The creature's habitat will be made using more of the collected materials and finally you will join your creature by adding a small cut-out photo of yourself just to give the new creation some company.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Genevieve Harden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

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The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 13+

Emily Matthews, one of Draíocht’s Drama Facilitators, has developed an exciting programme for you. She is setting you a challenge! Are you up for it? Each week you will be given a task that will allow you to express yourself in your own creative way, while developing your drama and performance skills. Challenge Accepted!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Emily Matthews, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

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A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 10+

Hey Monkey Mind! What’s the rush! Lets slow things down and notice what’s around us. Here are some easy videos to help calm the monkey mind and slow down on our thoughts, in the hope that we can calm our mind even just for a sec! Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. These videos will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Jo Quinn, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

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Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 5-8 / 9-12

A series of three workshops in which we are going to have the craic almighty! Especially for young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, who love to dance and move.

After using elements of Yoga and Tai Chi to warm up, we’ll show each other our best dance moves of the day and then have a bit of a boogie, throwing shapes galore and getting moving to an absolute banger of a tune. These workshops are all about grounding, connecting in with our bodies through movement, and sharing our love for dance and expression.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Conor Donelan, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Part 1: Say Hi to your body

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

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Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School Online

Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School Online

With CreateSchool

Tue 30 Jun - Tue 28 Jul 2020 Online // FREE

Tuesdays - 11am-3pm
30 June / 7 July / 14 July / 21 July / 28 July 2020
Ages 13-17 Years / FREE / Pre-registering required


This year we are transferring the Summer Songschool experience online and keeping it real in the process. There will be loads of new activities and features as well as all of the essential elements of our long-running flagship songwriting, recording and performance workshop. 

There is a blended mix of live online sessions and pre-recorded tutorials combined with offline activities. Participants will be able to work on their own and group projects via dedicated safe digital spaces. The songs and music that they create can then be shared online in a dedicated showcase. 

Suitable for all levels and musical interests from 13-17 years. 
The ability to play an instrument is not a pre-requisite. 
The course can be accessed and completed using a smartphone, tablet or PC. 
Online sessions will take place weekly on Tuesdays from June 30-July 28 from 11am-3pm with scheduled/timetabled sessions through the day. 

The course is free, but you must pre-register in advance with Draiocht's Box office. Please email boxoffice@draiocht.ie with 'Summer Song School Online' in the Subject field and we will send you a form for completion. Participants can join at any point during the course, so please feel free to get in touch at any point over the first 4 weeks. Places are free, but limited.

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School Online

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School Online

With CreateSchool

Thu 2 - Thu 30 Jul 2020 Online // FREE

Thursdays - 11am-3pm
2 July / 9 July / 16 July / 23 July / 30 July 2020
Ages 13-17 Years / FREE / Pre-registering required


This year we are transferring our Fingal Film School Summer Project experience online. Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps, you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

The course can be accessed and completed using a smartphone, tablet or PC. 
Online sessions will take place weekly on Thursdays from 2-30 July from 11am-3pm with scheduled/timetabled sessions through the day. 

The course is free, but you must pre-register in advance with Draiocht's Box office. Please email boxoffice@draiocht.ie with 'Fingal Film School Online' in the Subject field and we will send you a form for completion. Participants can join at any point during the course, so please feel free to get in touch at any point over the first 4 weeks. Places are free, but limited.

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures Online

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures Online

Fri 3 - Fri 31 Jul 2020 Online // FREE

Our Art Explorers ‘Artistic Adventures’ Summer Project moves online this year and is free for all to participate in. You can #CreateAtHome right alongside our Artist Deirdre O'Reilly in this series of guided videos, which we'll post on both our Facebook and YouTube Channels once a week in July.

Join us to see how charcoal is made and to create your very own Giacometti sculpture using tinfoil! Come along on this creative online adventure with us and see what surprises you discover. Deirdre will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences on this creative journey, where they can explore a wide range of techniques to stimulate their imaginations and harness their curiosity.

Suitable for children aged 4-12 years

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Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 19 Sep 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 113 mins

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped, and no one knows why ... Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size, comfy beanbags and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sat 19 Sept (FROM 07 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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