Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018

This programme aims to provide a range of high-quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at Primary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to create and perform and to play and squash clay. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

Drama In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Inf: 4 Class Group Workshops of 45mins
2nd Class Upwards: 2 Class Group Workshops of 1.5hrs
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using a theme of your choice as a starting point, Eimear Morrissey introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!

Clay In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
Artist: Deirdre O’reilly
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist, Deirdre O'Reilly. This in-depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3-dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops, the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D models with fine textured detail applied. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.
 

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from 03 September-30 November 2018 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 19 October 2018 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.

The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints, the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie.

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

SEP-NOV 2018

Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.
Please book with Sarah, e: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher. 

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018 // €25 PER CLASS // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €25 PER CLASS / Duration 1 hour

Section 3 of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher.

B.A.S.S - Band And Song Support Autumn/Winter 2018

B.A.S.S - Band And Song Support Autumn/Winter 2018

Tue 4 Sep - Tue 4 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

SEP-DEC 2018 
Select Tuesdays  6.45PM-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.

Contact Box Office for confirmed dates through September-December 2018, tel: 01-8852622.

Family Day: Funky Junk City

Family Day: Funky Junk City

Sat 22 Sep 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Tape, bind and build to create your own funky sculpture and then work collaboratively with others to place your funky building alongside others to create a new and imagined city scape. Who lives there? What lives there? Let’s find out! 

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions are Free, but space is limited. Max 50 Per Workshop.
Session 1: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Session 2: 01:00pm-01:50pm
Session 3: 02:00pm-02:50pm
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!

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2018

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2018

SUN 23 SEP 11AM-2PM Age 14-18 Years

Sun 23 Sep 2018 Draíocht Studio

Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre (D15YT), for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15YT runs on Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm, during school term times starting in October.

All are welcome to auditions, please drop into Draíocht to pick up an Application Form or phone 01-8852622 and we can post you one, or email you one. 

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 or read our Blog or follow us on Facebook

Before the Auditions, why not dip your toe into a Free Youth Theatre Workshop on Culture Night on 21 September?

 

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Exploring Theatre Craft 2018

Exploring Theatre Craft 2018

A Hartstown & Riversdale Theatre Project / OCT/NOV 2018

Mon 1 Oct - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Over a six week period, Eimear Morrissey will work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to ideas of improvisation and theatre creation. While concentrating on the creation of short experimental performance pieces, participants will attend theatre shows and weekly workshops.

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

With Artist Andrew Carson

Tue 2 Oct - Tue 4 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

TUESDAYS   7PM-9PM  OCT-DEC 2018   
02 OCT, 06 NOV, 04 DEC
AGE: 5TH AND 6TH YEAR STUDENTS

FREE

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.

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

OCT-DEC 2018

Sat 6 Oct - Sat 1 Dec 2018 Draíocht Studio

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work their ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops.
If you have a child aged between 7-17 years with additional needs and a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

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Fingal Film Club Winter 2018

Fingal Film Club Winter 2018

Wed 10 Oct - Wed 28 Nov 2018

Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year. 

Fingal Film Club: Stop Motion Movie
WED 10, WED 17, WED 24 OCT
6.30-9PM  Age: 14-18 yrs  €15  
With Create School
This stop-motion animation workshop involves plenty of hands-on learning, combined with some simple demonstrations. Students collaborate in small groups to design and create their movie set using paper, card and plasticine (all materials are supplied); then it’s on to the storyboard as they plan their stop-motion movies. They then film and produce them on iPads (also supplied). 
The creations will be screened as part of (Re)View Youth Screenings on 21 November.

Fingal Film Club: Making A Documentary        
WED 07, WED 14, WED 21 NOV 2018 7PM-9PM
WED 28 NOV 11AM-4PM & 7PM-9PM
Age: 14-18 yrs  €20
With Kilian Waters 
This hands-on practical course is designed to introduce participants to non-fiction documentary filmmaking. Over the course, filmmaker Kilian will guide you in the craft of researching, producing, shooting, directing and editing a documentary film. The resulting documentary will screen as part of (Re)View Youth Screenings on on 21 November.

Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Thu 11 Oct 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

THU 11 OCT 10AM-11AM & 12PM-1PM  €5  (60 MINS)
Using air drying clay, driftwood and other found materials, Deirdre will help little hands mould and build a fantasy creature, while exploring the squishy, squashy nature of clay.
(DRESS FOR MESS)

This series of individual monthly workshops, designed for children aged 2-4 years, is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with clay, then shadow play and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden / Nov
Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony / Dec

WORKSHOP NOTES:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

I Am Baba / Baby’s First Xmas / Little Tiny Xmas

I Am Baba / Baby’s First Xmas / Little Tiny Xmas

Draíocht Touring Shows To Our Communities

Thu 25 Oct - Thu 13 Dec 2018 // FREE

In line with our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘A Space for the Arts’, Draíocht is committed to both developing programmes that take us out of the building and into our communities and to increasing equality of access to all children. This autumn sees us partnering with Dublin 15 Community Centres to bring the shows detailed below to where you are. All three shows are created by Anna Newell and composer David Goodall, whose work for early years audiences have been seen on all five continents.

I Am Baba
A theatre adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. I Am Baba is comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent (6 babies + 6 adults). Presented in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Available: 25th and 26th October 2018

Baby’s First Xmas
A gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures, this brand new Xmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited (8 babies + 8 adults).
Available: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Little Tiny Xmas
A magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited (6 children + 6 adults). 
Available: Thursday 13th December 2018

HOW TO APPLY:
All shows are 20 mins long and can be performed a maximum of 4 times in the day. Shows are being offered for free to the partnering community centres in Dublin 15 and their audiences. If you are interested, please call Box Office on 01 8852622 to request a booking and information sheet. Deadline for completed applications 28th September 2018.
Baby’s First Xmas & Little Tiny Xmas are funded by Arts Council Ireland. This programme is a partnership between the Civic Theatre, Draíocht and the Mermaid Arts Centre.

  • I Am Baba / Baby’s First Xmas / Little Tiny Xmas video
The Creative Crèche Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

The Creative Crèche Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

Catch A Star

Mon 12 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Artist Orla Kelly will work with Barnardo’s pre-school crèche in Mulhuddart. The pre-schoolers will come and enjoy the show ‘How to Catch a Star’, based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers and presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí.
The visit will be followed by a series of specially designed ‘Star Workshops’ that will engage the children in storytelling, making their own stars and outer space experimentation.

If you are a crèche in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in a future Creative Crèche Programme, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie

Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden

Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 13 Nov 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10AM-11AM & 12PM-1PM  €5  (60 MINS)
Gen will lead you on this journey of experimentation, sticking and creating to make your own shadowy thing in our studio space. Loom large, move slow, what shadow shapes can you create!

This series of individual monthly workshops, designed for children aged 2-4 years, is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with clay, then shadow play and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly / Oct
Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony / Dec

WORKSHOP NOTES:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

(Re)View Youth Screenings

(Re)View Youth Screenings

21 NOV & 08 DEC 2018

Wed 21 Nov - Sat 8 Dec 2018 Draíocht Studio // FREE

These informal screening evenings include film premieres, documentaries and live performances and will each be followed by a short youth peer-to-peer panel discussion with tea and biscuits. These screenings, created by participants of Dublin 15 and Draíocht’s youth engagement programmes, form part of a series of events running in tandem with Artist Michael McLoughlin’s exhibition ‘Mulhuddart Satellite’.

WED 21 NOV  5.30PM  FREE  Draíocht Studio
This evening’s screening will include documentaries of the Blakestown/Riversdale HOMESPUN project, created in collaboration with Artist in Residence Michael McLoughlin and Poet Colm Keegan. There will be feature documentaries by Fingal Film Club along with ‘More than Bricks and Mortar’: the story of Room 13 Inquiry’s selection of work for HOME. We will also launch ‘Dreamweavers; A Picture Book’, designed and illustrated by Philippa Cahill, documenting a Gina Faustino project with 3 local primary schools.

SAT 08 DEC  7PM  FREE  Draíocht Studio
Building on the November Youth Screenings, this evening will see projects developed since September 2018 and will feature a live filming and theatre performance by D15 Youth Theatre, along with premieres from Fingal Film Club and the developmental HOMESPUN work created in collaboration with Michael McLoughlin, Draíocht’s Artist in Residence.

Screenings are free but space is limited, so please register at the Box Office tel: 01-8852622.
Find out more about our youth projects by contacting sarah@draiocht.ie

How to Catch a Star
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How to Catch a Star

Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Thu 22 - Sat 24 Nov 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 4+ yrs / Dur: 45 min

Once There was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Teatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.

This adaptation combines puppetry by Grace Kiely and Neasa Ní Chuanaigh with stunning puppets by Suse Reibish. With a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn. Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams.

THU 22-FRI 23 NOV  10.15PM & 12.15PM
SAT 24 NOV 2PM* (relaxed perf)  & 4PM
Non-verbal show. Ages 4 upwards. Dur: 45 mins

BOOK HERE for Relaxed Performance

* Ask at Box Office for our Relaxed Performance pre-show guide (available early November).

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A Winter Wish - Ceol Connected

A Winter Wish - Ceol Connected

Thu 29 - Fri 30 Nov 2018 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying SNA Free) / Age 3+ / Dur 45 mins

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Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland.
From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of Whistleberry Forest in a mesmerising traditional music performance made especially for children with sensory and complex needs.

With musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham and visual artist Orla Kelly, Ceol Connected’s 'A Winter Wish' is a highly interactive, multisensory and immersive musical adventure that has been specifically developed to engage children with special educational needs. From the makers of 'A Wonderful Tune' and 'The Quiet Tree'.

Phone Draíocht Box Office on 01 8852622 to Book

This show is limited to 8 children & their SNA's per performance.
Developed with the kind support of Draíocht.

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  • A Winter Wish video
Family Day: Mapping Sounds

Family Day: Mapping Sounds

Avondale Community Centre, Mulhuddart

Sat 1 Dec 2018 1-3PM Draiocht Outreach // FREE

Linking with Michael McLoughlin’s exhibition ‘Mulhuddart Satellite’, Draíocht will once again bring Family Day out of our building and into your community. This time we come to Avondale Community Centre in Mulhuddart, where we will experiment with sounds and spaces. All are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN AVONDALE, MULHUDDART.

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
(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.

Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony

Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 11 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10AM-10.50AM & 11AM-11.50AM  €5  (50 MINS)
Move, bang, play. Mischa will encourage you to use your ears, imagine sounds, stop and listen. What do you hear! See and play music in a free and open environment.

This series of individual monthly workshops, designed for children aged 2-4 years, is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with clay, then shadow play and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly / Oct
Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden / Nov

WORKSHOP NOTES:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).