If you are a Secondary School in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about our work, read more here.
Secondary School Tours:
Bring your class for a full tour of our building, include Draíocht’s Galleries, Theatres and Backstage areas. Students are encouraged to voice their own opinions about the artists and their work in our galleries and ask questions about theatre productions and staging, on this fun 50-minute free tour (max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Focus On Workshops:
After a facilitated exploration of exhibitions in our Galleries, featured artists will lead students through workshops introducing the principles of their artform. Students then get to try out their new techniques themselves and bring their new skills back to the classroom and homes.
Leaving Cert Art Appreciation & Gallery Sketch Tours:
Cost: €25 per class / Duration: 50 mins
Draíocht’s Galleries provide an excellent opportunity for your students to engage with a local gallery and professional artists. Designed for Leaving Certificate students and teachers, but can be adapted to suit any secondary cycle year, these tours are guided by artist Bridget Flannery. Participants will gain an understanding of the curatorial process and installation considerations, and hear about the artists processes, techniques and inspiration. Our tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we curate, layout, install, display and light work, which can feed directly into the Leaving Certificate Art Exam Paper, which often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space.
A tour of the exhibition will be facilitated with a focus on two artworks to compare and contrast style, subject matter, and artistic techniques. This Season we have tours available for our Current Exhibitions. Please contact email@example.com or 01 809 8029. All materials will be provided. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher. Time and date be arranged to suit the school and the artist.
Download our free self-guided Leaving Certificate pack for students to use in their own time in our gallery spaces.
Exploring Theatre Craft
This transition year project, facilitated by theatre professional Eimear Morrissey, works annually with TY students each November for 5 weeks, from Hartstown Community School and Rath Dara Community College, introducing them to the magic of theatre.
If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 interested in finding out more about this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 809 8029.
Curated Programme of Film & Theatre
Draíocht also presents a curated programme of film and live theatre events for Secondary School students, often with accompanying workshops and resource packs. Draíocht’s Youth Arts Department, in collaboration with our partners in the Irish Film Institute, is interested in hearing from D15 schools who may like a foreign language film screening for Senior Cycle Students, or film screenings supporting the Junior and Senior certificate exams or a film screening that links in with projects that your classes are currently working on. Screenings will be possible in accordance with the availability of the film and our auditorium, and with a minimum number of 100 students, at a cost of €5 per student/teachers free. Please contact email@example.com or 01 809 8029.
We also welcome our local schools to Draíocht’s stage for their school productions.
Get in Touch
If you are a Secondary School in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about our work, please contact Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, tel: 01-8098029 or firstname.lastname@example.org