Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep 2020 ONLINE 2PM

ONLINE 2PM
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! For now, you can watch (on Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels - coming soon) or read the poem below, and in Part 3, Emily is going to take us on a Treasure Hunt!

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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: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

We’re Going on a Rock Hunt with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep 2020 ONLINE 3PM

ONLINE 3PM
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! (video coming soon to Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels)

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!

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

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Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 26 Sep 2020 ONLINE 11AM

ONLINE 11AM
Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones (on Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels at 11am), for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some large smooth stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before decorating with Gen, using a variety of techniques.

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!

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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

COMING SOON

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 worksheet (coming soon), 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.

Family Day: Magic Mono Print

Family Day: Magic Mono Print

With Margot Galvin

Sat 17 Oct 2020 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2pm Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // FREE

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Printing is a kind of magic. Come along with your family and hear about our current printnig exhibition, how printing works and what techniques printers use. Meet the artist Margot Galvin, see and hear about her work, and with the help of our artists experience the instant cause and effect of printing. By using colours, inks, lines and shapes, create a small print to feel this messy magic yourself!

Book Now: 01-8852622

WORKSHOP NOTES

Sessions are free, last for 45 minutes each, and space is very limited.
In line with Government restrictions, a max of 3 family pods may participate per gallery session.

Dress for Mess! Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part.
Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child! 

In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times. 

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

Midterm Workshop: Trick or Treat Monster Bags

Midterm Workshop: Trick or Treat Monster Bags

Screen Printing Workshop with Neil Dunne

Tue 27 Oct 2020 Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // €10

WORKSHOP 1: 11AM -12PM 
WORKSHOP 2: 12:45PM-1:45PM


Join artist Neil Dunne for this screen printing workshop that shows you the magic of print by helping you to design, create and print a hideously scary trick or treat bag that you can fill up with treats! Cotton bags & all materials will be provided.

WORKSHOP NOTES
This workshop is suitable for children aged 8-10 years.
A max of 6 places are available on each workshop.
In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times.
Should the workshop be cancelled for reasons related to Covid19 restrictions, a full refund will be offered. Should you feel ill a full refund will be offered.  

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

Book Now: 01-8852622

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Mono Print Magic: Printing Techniques with Genevieve Harden

Mono Print Magic: Printing Techniques with Genevieve Harden

A workshop or the Parents/Guardians/Educators of children aged 2-6 years

Sat 14 Nov 2020 10AM & 12:30PM Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 // Dur 90 mins

WORKSHOP 1: 10:00AM-11:30AM
WORKSHOP 2: 12:30PM- 2:00PM


Create@Home: Supporting Young Art Making in New Ways
This workshop gives time and space to parents, guardians', and teachers of young children aged 2-6 years, to explore some simple printing skills, ideas and techniques, that you can take back into your home or classroom to share with the children in your life. Start with a facilitated tour of our current printing exhibition. Then explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with simple materials with our artist Genevieve. Have fun playing and learning to create prints with stamps, shapes and colour. before bringing your new skills home to share with your family or in your classroom.

WORKSHOP NOTES
Each workshop place booked includes a small inspirational box of materials to take away.
This workshop is suitable for adults only, without accompanying children.
A max of 6 places are available on each workshop.
In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times.
Should the workshop be cancelled for reasons related to Covid19 restrictions, a full refund will be offered. Should you feel ill a full refund will be offered.  

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

Book Now: 01-8852622