Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Draiocht Artists Zoom into your Classrooms

Mon 21 Sep - Fri 27 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €10 Per Session Per Class // 40 mins

This programme aims to allow your pupils to hear from interesting artists who work in a range of art forms in Ireland today. The artist will zoom right into your whiteboard to virtually meet and talk with pupils and teachers in your own classroom. You can choose a session from our range of specially selected artists. Each session will include a short demonstration, task or showing of work depending on the particular artist, where pupils can hear all about who the artist is and what they do, followed by a question and answers session.

Choose from:  

Hear all about the wonders of acting, making a movie, and being on stage. How did Emily decide to be an actor - how can you become one too?

What's it like to be a musician? What instruments can Kevin play? Has he ever been in a band? What's it like to be on stage? Do you really need to practice every day?

Andrew is a contemporary visual artist working with many materials and new technologies to create lots of different kinds of visual art works. What is a visual artist? What is it like to be an artist? What is his work about?

Ask one of Draíocht’s very own technicians, Laura, questions about the magic of the lights, the booming sounds, amazing sets and more!


Sessions can take place from Mon 21 Sept - Fri 27 Nov 2020 on a date and time of your choosing.
Book through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-885 2622 / / Temp Covid19 Box Office: 083-084 7249 / 083-028 9771

The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to primary schools within the Dublin 15 area.
Cost is €10 per class, per session. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability and programme funding.
For further details please contact Paula on 01-809 8029 or email

Notes on Participation in Virtual Live Engagements:
Teachers will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to participate with their class in this session. A Zoom meeting for this session will be sent to the school before the scheduled time of the session.

Important: A teacher in the classroom must actively engage in the session with their pupils and be present in the room throughout the session.
- Computer or white board is needed for the session, placed at pupils' eye level.
- The session will be delivered using a private Zoom session from the Zoom video call software. The session can only be accessed by those who have booked into the workshop, the artist and Draíocht staff.  For the safety and security of all participants, the workshop will be recorded. This recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.
- The sessions are intended for one class group at a time.

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021

From your very own classroom 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 your pupils 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 classroom, in your own time with your pupils.
The Virtual Tour is full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your pupils in a fun and easy way that can be used to talk about other art works or exhibitions.

If you would like visit an exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers, and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way. Contact or call on 01 8098029.

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  • Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools video
Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

NOV - DEC 2020

Mon 2 Nov - Fri 18 Dec 2020

If you cannot come to visit Draíocht's Galleries, then we would like to bring our Galleries into your home or school instead! 

Art is one of our most meaningful forms of expression and we feel it's important that children experience a wide range of original art images and objects where and whenever possible. We want to make that possible with this art sharing project for families and schools in Dublin 15. We are offering your school or home, the opportunity to display some art work by a range of established artists with a range of arts practices, from photography, illustration and print; from artists Sharon Murphy, Des Kenny and Garvan Gallagher and others, to share and enjoy with your pupils, teachers & families.

A work of art can be a wonderful stimulus in the classroom or home, and is a natural starting point for children to observe closely, think critically and share their thoughts and reactions through their own words. 
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact with a contact name and number. 

This project is FREE and is open to a very limited number of families & schools in Dublin 15 only.
All families & schools will need to sign a lending contract.
All participants will be supported by Draíocht with an integrated project.
A refundable deposit of €50 will be required at the beginning of the project. This refundable deposit can be waived if cost is an issue and will be considered on a case by case basis.

The University of Wonder & Imagination

The University of Wonder & Imagination

Cahoots NI Zoom Into Your Primary School Classroom

Thu 12 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €30 per class group / 8 Shows Available

The ‘University of Wonder & Imagination’ is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities ... and there’s a place with your name on it! This fun, interactive experience takes place live in your classroom via the magic of digital technology. 
Journey to the most unusual of universities, meet the mysterious Professor Bamberg, choose your subjects of study, enter themed rooms, encounter problems and puzzles and unlock your magical powers. In this ambitious and unique undertaking, Cahoots NI, the makers of 'Under the Hawthorn Tree', 'Secrets of Space', 'Shh! We have a Plan', 'Egg', 'Penguins' and more, will broadcast from an extensive, purpose built set where magic and illusion have no boundaries, bringing a fun filled, immersive theatrical experience directly to you.

Booking  Notes:
Available to all Primary Schools (early booking priority will be given to Dublin 15 schools). 
Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings.
Cost: €30 per class group per show / 1 class group per show (max 30 pupils)
Dur: 1 hour  /  Age:  7+
Booking through Draíocht's Box Office: / 083-084 7249 / 083-028 9771

9.30am / 10am / 10.30am / 11am / 11.30 / 1pm / 1.30pm / 2pm

What do schools audiences need to take part?
You will need a device such as a laptop or tablet, with a camera and microphone function and a good internet connection. This device should be placed at the front of the class. You may wish to connect your device to a larger screen so that everyone can have a great view!
You will need the latest version of Zoom already downloaded.
Read all the Guidelines HERE

  • The University of Wonder & Imagination video