Digital Dancing with our Create Dancers

Digital Dancing with our Create Dancers

Sat 28 Mar - Fri 29 May 2020

Even though we are closed to the public right now, we are continuing our Dance Classes with our Create Dance participants online ... Both Mark Rogers and Conor Donolan have been dancing up a storm with weekly lessons keeping all our children (and their parents!) moving at home! Conor has even made one of his videos available for EVERYONE to try ... just click the video icon or watch below!
 


Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s programming. Now in its 8th year, it's a fun, innovative dance project, where our young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, love to dance and move. Two groups of children with intellectual disabilities from the downs syndrome and autism spectrum, their parents and siblings have taken part in this innovative dance project through a series of weekly workshops since 2013, with an overwhelmingly positive response.

We miss you guys and we'll see you soonest! 
Keep up the dancing at home ok?

Read more about Create Dance and email paula@draiocht.ie if you're interested in joining when re re-open.

  • Digital Dancing with our Create Dancers video
#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

Thu 16 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Paula, Albie & Tillie show us how to make this amazing Junk Art Robot. Just remember ... A Robot is for Life, not just for Lockdown! 

Pop over to our Blog for Instructions.

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Mon 20 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

Artist Anne Cradden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping and printing, especially at home, using easy to find objects. Make your own stamps, using cardboard, sponges and even toys. Mix colours and create all kinds of shapes. After all your wonderful prints are dry, try your hand at making home-made bunting!

Draíocht's Early Years Art programme is ideal for ages 2-4 years.
Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS!
Enjoy! 

 

  • #CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden video
#CreateAtHome - Homemade Play Dough

#CreateAtHome - Homemade Play Dough

Tue 21 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - It's easy to make, you probably have most of the ingredients already and it can keep everyone busy for ages! Win Win!

Pop over to our Blog for Sarah's favourite recipe ... Enjoy!

#CreateAtHome - Paper Mache Book Cover

#CreateAtHome - Paper Mache Book Cover

Wed 22 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - 'The Going To Bed Book' gets a paper mache makeover ... A treasured memory for sure.

Pop over to our Blog for Instructions ...

#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

Sat 25 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore different mask making techniques using cardboard. Start by creating different textures by tearing and ripping the cardboard, and also use flattened smooth pieces, and different colours. Shred some cardboard for whiskers or feathers. Puncture with a ruler to create rough pieces. Create as many textures as you can, then draw your animal's face and create a jigsaw of pieces with all your different textures. Gen will show you how to make a basic structure first, then attach all your pieces. In this video, Genevieve will show you how to make a Cat Mask, and you can then apply these techniques to making all sorts of animal masks.
Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

  • #CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Gen video
Support Our Artists + Buy A Print

Support Our Artists + Buy A Print

Fri 1 May - Wed 23 Dec 2020

Draíocht’s forthcoming exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’, curated by Sharon Murphy, will open later this Season once we’re back in action.

For now though, you can preview all the work from Graphic Studio Dublin in our Online Gallery, complete with Artists Biogs and Prices.

The artists are all Fingal based, and if you are interested in supporting their work by pre-purchasing a print, framed or unframed, please email nicola@draiocht.ie and we can take your payment by phone and organise swift payment to the artists.

#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

Fri 1 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Building, Singing and Storytelling all in one ... Cat Avenue not only has a Disco, but also Cat Kebabs ... what more could a cat need! Today Albie and Paula show us how to have fun with Lego.

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#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

Fri 8 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

 #CreateAtHome - What better way to celebrate your love of animals then to make some yourself. Inspired by Animals this week, Albie and Paula spent a lovely afternoon following a couple of Pinterest tutorials and chose to create an Origami Cat and a Sugar Paper Lion.

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#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

Wed 13 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - It's time for a Family Tree using hands as leaves!  This week, for our Family theme, Paula & Albie took inspiration from pinterest to create a Family Tree and they got all the family involved.

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#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

With Genevieve Harden

Sat 16 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you create your own Animation Set, complete with backdrop, props and a mini photo of yourself in the middle of all the action, on your dream day. First a brainstorm to draw your perfect sketched background painting. Maybe a Hot Air Balloon Adventure? Maybe a Beach Scene? Or maybe a Giant Ladybird and lots of Giant Flowers? Enjoy drawing and painting your backdrop and adding in objects into your scene. Gen shows us how to make a ladybird from plasticine to complete her adventure. You could carry on this idea and make your own stop motion movie afterwards.  

Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

 

  • #CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set video
#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

Mon 25 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - We are inspired by our 'Superheros and Supervillains' theme to have some fun playing dressup, making masks and trying some facepainting.

It's time to raid the Halloween costumes, get some cardboard and make a mask or maybe try your hand at creating a shadow tube, for projecting some images onto your walls.

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#ShowUsYourArt - Week 10 MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 10 MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

Fri 29 May - Fri 5 Jun 2020

These sunny days remind us of carefree times when we took to the beaches, the camper vans, the hotels, and the tents. These happy memories can be used as inspiration for our art, as they hold a special place in our mind. Let’s all remember our favourite holidays in our lives, from a Mediterranean beach, to the quiet Irish countryside, to a day trip on a  bank holiday! #ShowUsYourArt and take us on the trip of a lifetime!

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

 

Week 10 Theme: MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 5th June 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

It's with huge disappointment that we've had to cancel one of our favourite annual events. Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover, which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists, will be rescheduled into 2021 and we will confirm the dates as soon as we can. 

For details of Early Years events programmed this Autumn/Winter for ages 0-4 years, please do sign up for our Family Events Ezine.

Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All ages

While we’re all staying safe and staying at home, why don’t we imagine what it could be like to make our own built environment? What would our house look like? What about our shops? What would you like Draíocht to look like? Using simple shapes, let’s draw, paint, colour, decorate and cut out building blocks for the new community we want to see! How many can you make?

Artist Andrew Carson has created a number of downloads which you can access beforehand to print at home (available from 2 June).
Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Andrew Carson, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 0-4 years

Join artist Anne Cradden to make some wonderful puppet characters that we can move with our hands! Using things that you can find at home, such as cardboard rolls, old clothes, and socks, she will show you how to make simple sock puppets for toddlers and kitchen-roll puppets for older children. Kids can decorate their creation in any way they can think of, and then we will bring their characters to life in their own puppet theatre!  Wild animals, aliens from Mars, wizards and witches, unicorns, princes and princesses, fairies and dragons, superheroes, even your teacher, the postman or your baby sister…who is going to star in your story?

Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Anne Cradden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Let’s do this! Movement with Conor Donelan

Let’s do this! Movement with Conor Donelan

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 5-8 / 9-12

A series of three workshops in which we are going to have the craic almighty! 

After using elements of Yoga and Tai Chi to warm up, we’ll show each other our best dance moves of the day and then have a bit of a boogie, throwing shapes galore and getting moving to an absolute banger of a tune. These workshops are all about grounding, connecting in with our bodies through movement, and sharing our love for dance and expression.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Conor Donelan, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All Ages

Genevieve will be showing you how to make an animal and its habitat using found materials from nature. Starting with a walk, she will make a collection of sticks, dried flowers and stones that she will use to make an animal. Back in the studio, she will demonstrate how to construct a creature using sticks, clay and plaster bandage. At this point Genevieve will use drawing skills to help you to imagine the character of the new creature.  What it eats, where it sleeps, what’s its name and what noise does it make. The creature's habitat will be made using more of the collected materials and finally you will join your creature by adding a small cut-out photo of yourself just to give the new creation some company.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Genevieve Harden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 13+

Emily Matthews, one of Draíocht’s Drama Facilitators, has developed an exciting programme for you. She is setting you a challenge! Are you up for it? Each week you will be given a task that will allow you to express yourself in your own creative way, while developing your drama and performance skills. Challenge Accepted!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Emily Matthews, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Hey Monkey Mind - What’s the rush! with Jo Quinn - An easy guide to slowing down.

Hey Monkey Mind - What’s the rush! with Jo Quinn - An easy guide to slowing down.

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 10+

Lets slow things down and notice what’s around us. Here are some easy videos to help calm the monkey mind and slow down on our thoughts, in the hope that we can calm our mind even just for a sec! Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. These videos will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Jo Quinn, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

GROOVE

GROOVE

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures in association with The Civic, Tallaght

Sat 13 Jun 2020 2PM (1-8 yrs), 3PM (9-13 yrs), 4PM (14-18 yrs) Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 (accompanying adults free)


GROOVE is a chilled out theatre adventure for children and young people with complex needs, created by a team of award-winning artists. It is an immersive experience which happens inside a purpose-built portable performance space, with audience members in their own special seating, chilling out to this 60’s/70’s inspired adventure full of live singing, tactile experience and gorgeous hypnotic projections. 

Each show is limited to 4 young people with complex needs, plus one adult guest each.
2PM (1-8 yrs), 3PM (9-13 yrs), 4PM (14-18 yrs)
Dur: 20 mins show + 20 mins play
Booking through Box Office 01-8852622

Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght. 
This show is available to tour in Dublin 15 on 25 and 26 June 2020. Email emer@draiocht.ie for more info.

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Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

A Free Day of Creativity for Children & Young People

Sat 13 Jun 2020

6 Draíocht Artists + 18 Videos + Illustrated Worksheets

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people. In this, its 3rd year, everything is going to be presented online. Draíocht, with the support of Creative Fingal, is thrilled to be able to commission 6 artists to create 18 videos for young people of all ages, complete with downloadable illustrated Worksheets.

Launching on 13th June and continuing weekly, join us on our Facebook and YouTube Channels to enjoy free workshops with Andrew Carson, Anne Cradden, Conor Donelan, Genevieve Harden, Emily Matthews and Jo Quinn. Everything you will need for a fantastic day of creativity is available; from Mindfulness to Yoga & Dance, Architecture to Puppet Making; and Nature Trails to Creative Writing. Illustrator and artist Alan Nolan will create fun downloadable worksheets to complement the workshops.

Read more on our Blog

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Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School

Mon 29 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2020 10AM-4PM / THURS 02 JUL 10AM-8PM Draíocht Studio // €45

The ever popular SongSchool returns for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!

MON 29 JUN - FRI 03 JUL 10AM-4PM  
THURS 02 JUL  10AM-8PM  - Free Concert For Family & Friends on THU 02 JUL at 7PM
AGE: 13-17 years  Cost: €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available across its programme. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee for a course or an event, please contact Paula on 01-8098029 or paula@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Jul 2020 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Artistic Adventures’ will be a creative journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.

MON 06 - FRI 10 JUL
WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS  10AM-12PM  Cost: €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM  Cost: €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available across its programme. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee for a course or an event, please contact Paula on 01-8098029 or paula@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School

Mon 13 - Fri 17 Jul 2020 10AM-4PM / AGE: 13-17 years Draíocht Studio // €45

Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps, you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

MON 13 – FRI 17 JUL
10AM-4PM  AGE: 13-17 years
Bookings: 01-8852622

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available across its programme. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee for a course or an event, please contact Paula on 01-8098029 or paula@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 19 Sep 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 113 mins

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped, and no one knows why ... Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size, comfy beanbags and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sat 19 Sept (FROM 07 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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