Create Dance Project
During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole work with a group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings over the autumn in weekly workshops. After their exciting showcase as part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival in June, create dancers will continue to develop their solo and group work. If you have a child aged between 5-16 years with a love of dance and music, and an intellectual or physical disability please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore More – Primary School Tours
If you would like your class to visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, to encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work as well as exploring the rest of the buildings including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms please get in touch with email@example.com. Tours will take 50mins, are free and subject to availability, max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.
A Creative Crèche Project
Early year’s artist Lucy Hill will bring the current exhibition, ‘Estuary’, to life for early years children and educators from local community crèche services, through a series of explorative workshops. Together they will creatively explore art materials and prominent themes of nature and the environment, igniting curiosity and the imagination along the way. The project will include a series of workshops that take place in the Gallery and off-site in local crèche services. 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 Beirne, 01-809 8029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection
Fingal County Council is proud to present this major exhibition curated by Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic. The collection comprises of works by national and international artists, graduates, emerging artists and local artists. Over 160 artworks have been acquired since the collection began in 1994 and it has been continually evolving since with new acquisitions being added when the opportunity and resources present themselves.
The curators are all Fingal artists, whose art also features in the collection. They describe their process of selecting work for this exhibition as taking in the physical and natural landscape of Fingal and celebrating local and visiting artists that have arrived to the county through the collection. The official motto of Fingal County Council is Flúirse Talaimh is Mara — the abundance of land and sea, which is reflected in some of the artworks featured in the exhibition.
“Fingal has three estuaries, special places where the tide meets the stream. Such a simple phenomenon in nature carries powerful potential both metaphorically and as a prism through which to view art. In other words, the collection could be described as a mixing point or a meeting point. While the collection features plenty of significant works by national figures, the four of us agreed, quite instinctively, to focus primarily on Fingal artists. There is a strong flow of nature imagery: skies, birds, harbours, trees. We have also chosen works that we intend as counterpoints to this theme. These include unexpected pieces by artists such as Robert Russell and Eva Rothschild. It is our hope that this show will prove playful, thought-provoking and inspiring.” Joshua Sex
The Exhibition will be accompanied by ‘Not in Alphabetical Order’ Vol 2, a publication highlighting this significant collection’s latest acquisitions.
The Exhibition is accompanied by a Free Adult Engagement Programme.
Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.
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Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative
Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists
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 perform, print and sing. 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 Groups get 45 min Workshop Each / 1st Class Upwards: 2 Class Groups get 1.5hr Workshop Each
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 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!
Print In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Groups get 2 hr Workshop Each
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Deirdre will introduce your pupils to a number of different print making techniques, before they work together to plan, create and produce a series of limited edition original prints. Print making allows pupils to explore the endless possibilities of shape and colour, line and pattern and offers opportunities to create individual and collaborative works of art. All materials will be provided. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.
Music And Singing In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: 3 Class Groups get 60 min Workshop Each
Artist: Dónal Kearney
This music and singing workshop introduces pupils to the potential of making music with their own voice. The workshop focuses on building listening skills, encouraging creative play, and creating music using the voice and the instruments available in each school. Based on years of research in music education and practical choral training, Donal and his team at Fingal Academy of Music believe in the power of music engagement to transform lives.
WORKSHOP NOTES & BOOKINGS:
Workshops can take place from 16 September - 13 December 2019 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 08 November 2019 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Each day is subsidized by Draíocht and costs the school €120 including all materials. 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 email@example.com.