Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

With Artist Andrew Carson

Tue 2 Oct - Tue 4 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

02 OCT, 06 NOV, 04 DEC


Are you in 5th or 6th year and planning on going to art college? On the first Tuesday of every month, Draíocht will facilitate Portfolio Preparation Guidance sessions with artist Andrew Carson during October-December 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.

Felty Christmas Decorations Workshop

Felty Christmas Decorations Workshop

With Felt Artist Gina Faustino.

Sat 1 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €10 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

WORKSHOP 1: 5-7 YEARS:  12PM-1.30PM     SOLD OUT
(accompanying adult)
WORKSHOP 2: 8-10 YEARS: 2PM-3.30PM
(no accompanying adult)

Make your own Christmas tree decorations with felt artist Gina Faustino. By creating and learning about felting from scratch, you will create your own piece of material from lamb’s wool and end up with a unique decoration for your own Christmas tree! Early booking advised at Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival 2019

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12 NOON-6.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // FREE


First Fortnight Arts Bites aims to enhance awareness about mental health and how engaging in the arts can help. These workshops are free so everyone can participate and find their inner artist. Facilitated by multilingual and multicultural therapists to reach and engage a diverse group of people, workshops in dance, music and colour will be used to overcome all barriers, including language! 

12 NOON – 2PM:
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop

Involves guided mindfulness meditation, visualization and creativity exercises designed to be educational, interactive, fun and easy to follow.

Sound Therapy Workshop

Uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter unconsciousness and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing for better mental fitness.

4.30PM – 6.30PM:
Tango Therapy Workshop

Facilitates self-awareness and awareness of others, teaches patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, ability to let go, to live in the here and now, ability to make decisions and live a full life even in situations with high levels of uncertainty.

Free Workshops in Association with Draíocht and Cairde.
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

For more information about the First Fortnight festival programme, see www.firstfortnight.ie

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