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:
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, these tours will use the current exhibitions as a starting point to support those preparing for the Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation section through a series of talks and practical activities. 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. Places are free, but are subject to availability. This Season we have tours available for our Current Exhibitions. Please contact email@example.com or 01 809 8029.
Download our free self-guided Leaving Certificate pack for students to use in their own time in our gallery spaces.
DOWNLOAD OUR LEAVING CERT GUIDE
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 pupils.
Closing Date for requests for Autumn 2022 film screenings in Draíocht is 30 September 2022 by email to email@example.com
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