BASS - Band And Song Support

BASS - Band And Song Support

Tue 8 Jan - Tue 26 Mar 2019

JAN – MAR 2019  
Select Tuesdays  7PM-9PM Age: 14-18 Years


Draíocht will continue to offer supervised creative space for thinking, writing, collaboration and rehearsal for young people within the Dublin 15 area who are interested in spending time with other creatives in a shared space. If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join other like-minded young people in Draíocht in a free creative space. Spend the time writing, jamming and collaborating. If you would like to find out more about this free musical support, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or 01-8098029.

MAKing Art: PAINTing

MAKing Art: PAINTing

Thu 14 Mar - Sat 18 May 2019 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Paintings by Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O'Neill & Liz Rackard
Ground Floor Gallery
&
Paintings from the Collection of The Arts Council
First Floor Gallery

Curated by Sharon Murphy

MAKing Art: PAINTing is the second in a series of exhibitions (2018-2022) particularly aimed at children and young people which explores a specific visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Painting is the focus of this second exhibition (the first was drawing). It celebrates different approaches to the use of paint, to the act of painting and to the painting as finished artwork. Four contemporary artists with contrasting styles and subjects are featured in the Ground Floor Gallery: Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O'Neill and Liz Rackard. 

Paintings from the collection of The Arts Council will be exhibited in the First Floor Gallery and will feature works made between 1968 and 2018, some of which have never been shown publicly. Artists include: Berger Hammerschlag, Diana Copperwhite, Jacinta Feeney, Damien Flood, Genieve Figgis, Ramon Kassam, Richard Gorman, Roy Johnson, Mark Joyce and Paul Mosse.

MAKing Art: PAINTing will be accompanied by a programme of engagement for young people facilitated by participating artists.



Image: Geraldine O'Neill, Boy (2008), detail, oil on canvas, 240 x 130 cm. Kindly on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art Collection. Photo: Ronan McCrea.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

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Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH - MAY 2019

Mon 18 Mar - Fri 17 May 2019 // FREE

Visit Draíocht’s exhibition this Season, MAKing ART PAINTing followed by a tour that will encourage pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the artists and their work and explore the rest of the building, including Draíocht’s two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.

Please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie. Tours will take approx 50mins, are free, but are subject to availability. Max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.  

Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw

Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw

Sat 23 Mar 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

MEET artist Bridget Flannery, featured in our MAKing ART: PAINTing exhibition.
See how she paints and why she paints. Inspired by her process MAKE a small artist notebook. Work collaboratively to DRAW on a large scale. Come along, Meet, Make & Draw.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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!

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Sat 13 Apr 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Starting with a blank page, our artists will show you how to create shapes using glue … circles, lines, anything you feel inspired by. Then sprinkle with salt and watch the magic happen. Why not visit our exhibition for some inspiration, where there are many processes, materials, styles and subjects to explore.


FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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!

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Sat 18 May 2019 12 NOON - 3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Look, respond, colour, explore and create a still-life masterpiece during this gallery based family day. Begin by exploring artist Geraldine O'Neill’s work in our exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’. We will be using blending and colouring chalk techniques, to create still life chalk images of our own. 

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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!
 

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 22 May 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older age. Draíocht in association with access>CINEMA are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film Tour here on 22 May, a programme of curated films specially selected with older audiences in mind. Stay tuned for updates on this Special Film Screening and we look forward to welcoming you to celebrate creativity in older age with us during May. Tickets are free and early booking is advised.

In Association with Access Cinema

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SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 29 - Thu 30 May 2019

The Toddler Takeover – For Ages 0-6 Years
A little event celebrating the creative arts for very young children

This is Draíocht’s 5th Toddler Takeover event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts.

This year we explore sounds and movement, loud and soft, fast and slow, footprints, bangs and bops. Bells and dancers, clackers, crackers … what does a bag full of stones sound like … what does a dancer in a tent do? With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, do a dance, see a dance, draw, explore, and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on Tue 16 April 2019, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops and shows cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).


WED 29 MAY 10.30AM-12.30PM – SENSORY FRIENDLY
This year we will also have a special sensory day. This will have limited capacity and events and workshop will be adapted to suits the needs of young children with additional needs. Please contact Sarah directly if you have a group or a child that you think might be interested in this event.

Ensure you get an email reminder, by emailing marketing@draiocht.ie with Toddler Takeover in the subject field.