Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 19 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020



Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 1 of this fun and interactive Rock Art workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!

  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 1 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Enjoy this gorgeous poem by artist Emily Matthews, created especially for our Draíocht Rocks Project. It sums up perfectly how much we miss having all our young people into our spaces. Videoed in Draíocht’s Studio, a place usually full of audience members of all ages for a variety of events, we can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as we can! 
 


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‘A Little Bit of Magic’ by Emily Matthews

Here in my hand is more than just a rock or a stone.      
It’s a little bit of magic, for our community to own.
We miss you in the theatre and know you miss it too.
The Draíocht is not the same without you, so let's see what we can do.

We have this nice idea, we'd like to share with you.
Find a stone and dress it up, with chalk and sparkles and magic dust.
You have what it takes, you know what to do,
the ideas are waiting inside of you!

Put your wonderful creations on display
somewhere you will find them as you go about your day.
Leave one in your chest of drawers or on your bedside stand,
or leave one in your coat pocket, so that it's close to hand.

And every time you see a stone, this is what you do
think of something in your life that means a lot to you.
Make each thought different … that's the most important part
and let that thankful feeling stay and warm your heart.

And soon before you know it, some magic will take place
and every day, you'll find you have a smile upon your face.
And in the meantime, we will work hard to get you in our space.
And soon we can see in person those smiles upon your face.

Draíocht means magic … that is true,
but part of that magic will always be you!

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  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 2 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

We’re Going on a Rock Hunt with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

We hope you are enjoying Draíocht Rocks! Now is a perfect time to share your decorated rocks (after Gen’s Online Tutorial), for all to enjoy … because we’re going on a Rock Hunt with Emily! Emily has been strolling around Blanchardstown’s Millennium Park and hiding secret Draíocht Rocks! 
 

Follow the Guide, starting behind Draíocht, to see if you can find the rocks in real life in the park, and then add your own decorated Draíocht Rocks to the collection for others to enjoy!


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We’ll be checking the locations and featuring the Rocks on our social media, so keep an eye out for yours to pop up!

  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 3 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 26 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

These activities are suitable for children aged 5-10 years, though older and younger siblings are welcome to give it a try too.
Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!
  • Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4 video
MAKing Art: PRINTing - Virtual Tour for Families

MAKing Art: PRINTing - Virtual Tour for Families

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


Now you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery, telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping us to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheets, created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own home, in your own time. It's full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your children in a fun and easy way.


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  • Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Families video
Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn

Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn

Sat 21 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga for this wonderful Yoga session for families. Escape from the world for a few minutes, stretch, meditate and relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 21 November.

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  • Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn video