Dublin 15 Transition Year Dance Workshops

Dublin 15 Transition Year Dance Workshops

March/April 2019 - School Taster Workshops

Fri 1 Mar - Tue 30 Apr 2019

Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office will be hosting workshops for Transition Year students interested in dance and performance with the aim of developing a youth dance group affiliated to Dublin Youth Dance Company in the Fingal area. School Taster Workshops will run over March and April 2019 and offer a taste of creative dance, focusing on group work and developing individual skill sets for dance.

These free taster workshops are available to all Transition Year groups in Dublin 15.
If you are interested in your students having the opportunity to take part, please contact Sarah Beirne, t: 01-8098029 or e: sarah@draiocht.ie for further information.

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH - MAY 2019

Mon 18 Mar - Fri 17 May 2019 // FREE

Visit Draíocht’s exhibition this Season, MAKing ART PAINTing followed by a tour that will encourage pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the artists and their work and explore the rest of the building, including Draíocht’s two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.

Please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie. Tours will take approx 50mins, are free, but are subject to availability. Max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.  

Gallery Sketch Tours - Tours for Secondary Classes

Gallery Sketch Tours - Tours for Secondary Classes

MARCH - MAY 2019

Mon 18 Mar - Fri 17 May 2019 // FREE

These tours have been created to support pupils preparing for Art Exam papers. Using the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’, we offer support to students in answering questions on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by Draíocht artists, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we lay out, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on 01-8098029. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher. 

Exploring Painting with Anne Cradden

Exploring Painting with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 30 Apr 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.00AM-10.50AM & 11.45AM-12.35PM (50 MINS)

Working alongside artist Anne Cradden, the children will explore texture and colour, creating prints using stamps and found objects. Watch as shapes and colours mix together to create strange and beautiful images while you enjoy the magic of paint in an explorative way.
(DRESS FOR MESS)

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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).

FOCUS ON … Painting Still-Life With Geraldine O’Neill

FOCUS ON … Painting Still-Life With Geraldine O’Neill

Draíocht & Primary Schools

Mon 13 - Tue 14 May 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €45 Per Class

10.30AM-12.00PM or 12.30PM-2.00PM
Age Range: 3rd - 6th Class Pupils.  Cost: €45 Per Class 


After a facilitated exploration of the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: Painting’, featured artist Geraldine O’Neill will lead a workshop introducing still-life painting. Using a number of different techniques, pupils begin with seeing what is before them and responding with paint and paint brushes. Still-life encourages not only thoughts and ideas, but seeing the colours, shapes, lines and textures that are before you.

Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne 01-8098029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. 

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Sat 18 May 2019 12 NOON - 3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Look, respond, colour, explore and create a still-life masterpiece during this gallery based family day. Begin by exploring artist Geraldine O'Neill’s work in our exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’. We will be using blending and colouring chalk techniques, to create still life chalk images of our own. 

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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!
 

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 18 May 2019 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 112 mins

Bad guy Ralph and girl-racer-glitch Vanellope are back! Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and a deadly online driving game.

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

In Association with Access Cinema

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The Toddler Take Over 2019

The Toddler Take Over 2019

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Thu 30 May 2019 9:50AM-3.15PM

BOOKING OPENS TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019 AT 10AM

THURSDAY 30 MAY 2019   09:50AM-3.15PM   FOR TODDLERS!
With a Sensory Toddler Event on WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 10.30am - 1:30pm 
Download Full Programme Here

Dancing, prancing, singing songs … playing, swimming, scribbling ...
Join us for our 5th Toddler Take Over Adventure in May!


A host of wonderful artists and art forms awaits you to see, hear and experience new adventures during our Toddler Take Over Adventure 2019! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 5th Year, celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, and the very special addition of a Sensory Toddler Day, children are invited to explore sounds and movement and think about really important questions:
Will the Sad Mermaid get to the party?
Can I shake to make music?
Can a tent dance?
Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music, circus and dance for the very young. Scribble and draw in our Gallery Spaces, dance, move and take part in a party under the sea, dancers will dance and musicians will play, scribble, build, invent. Children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, dance, draw, sing and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

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Booking Notes for All Events:

BOOKING OPENS TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019 AT 10AM
All Children must be accompanied by an Adult and all Adults must be accompanied by a child! Dress for Mess and we would ask you to please respect age limits on book-in workshops. This Event is designed for Toddlers, but older and younger siblings are welcome to join in the ROAM FREE areas and where stated in Book-In workshops. Booking is by phone via Box Office on 01-8852622 or in person at Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
http://www.draiocht.ie
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THE TODDLER TAKE OVER 2019 – THURSDAY’S PROGRAMME
(For Wednesday’s Sensory Day programme please see PDF

FREE EVENT
EVENT: ROAM FREE & DANCERS DANCE

Time:  9:50AM-3.15PM
Cost:   Free Event / REGISTER @ BOX OFFICE ON ARRIVAL FOR YOUR FREE TICKET
AGE:   18 months – 4 yrs
Activities are designed for ages 18 months - 4 years but younger and older siblings are welcome in the roam free areas too. Enjoy the open spaces for self-directed creative play and art making … Is that a dancer dancing? Why not dance too? Roam FREE includes a small area created for children under 18 months to explore. 
Location: Roaming all over Draíocht / Draíocht Galleries / Lobby / Draíocht’s workshop Room!
Additional notes: Enjoy spontaneous Dancers dance with an accompanying musician play in the Roam free spaces @ approx. 11:30am, 12:10pm and 12:50pm (these are approximate times only).

Event Information: Your Roam Free Ticket covers FREE admission across a combination of open spaces for self-directed play and inventiveness, along with short spontaneous interactive Dance performances that will happen in these spaces. With your Roam Free Ticket you can come and go as you please! You can also draw, investigate and discover the world of imagination we have created for you! With this ticket your child will have lots of fun - but if you want something more, you can purchase tickets for the additional Book In workshops or attend a theatre show (see timetable).

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BOOK IN EVENTS – TEL 01-8852622 OR BOOK IN PERSON AT BOX OFFICE

Places are restricted and must be booked in advance with the Box Office on 01-8852622.
Early booking advised as they usually sell out fast.
Tickets are €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult.

DANCE THEATRE SHOW: A-do-Le-TA!
A dance theatre piece by Little Lion Dance Theatre
Performance 1:    10.30AM-11.15AM
Performance 2:    02.30PM- 03:15PM
Cost:                     €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult
AGE:                     2.5 years to 5 Years
Location:               Draíocht Studio Space
A-do-le-TA! is a dance theatre piece that joyously explores friendship and play. Come with Joy and Sky into a world where everything is possible - a tent can be a crab, an umbrella can be a cloud and the moon can sing! Through play, two friends overcome differences and together imagine, create and expand their reality and yours.

WORKSHOP: PLAY AROUND WITH SOUND
MUSIC and MUSIC MAKING With MUSICIAN EAMON SWEENEY
Workshop 1:         09.50AM-10.20AM  (2 years to 4 years)
Workshop 2:         11.30AM-12.00PM  (12 Months to 2.5 years)
Workshop 3:         01.10PM-01.40PM   (2 years to 4 years)
Cost:                     €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult
AGE:                    16 months to 4 Years
Location:               Draíocht Main Stage
Bop, pop and rock your way through this fun and explorative music workshop. Explore and create your own brand of music as only a child can! See and hear a live Musician play and sing and become one yourself with a range of musical instruments to bang, chime and shake.

WORKSHOP:  THE KING OF THE SEA'S PARTY
Interactive Drama workshop including storytelling and movement led by theatre practitioner Joanna Parkes
Workshop 1:         10.30AM-11.15AM
Workshop 2:         12.15PM- 01.00PM
Workshop 3:         01.45PM- 02.30PM
Cost:                     €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult
AGE:                     2 years to 4 Years
Location:               Draíocht Main Stage
It’s party time under the sea. All the fish and sea creatures are very excited and are busy practicing their dance moves for the annual event. Everyone is looking forward to the party apart from one sad mermaid who feels she can’t dance and doesn’t want to join in. Come and play with your child and show the mermaid there are many ways to dance. This workshop was originally commissioned by and performed at The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children. 

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Booking is by phone via Box Office on 01-8852622 or in person at Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15.    www.draiocht.ie.

The given schedule and content may be subject to alteration. The ROAM FREE concept allows for self-discovery together, supported by a facilitator. It will involve lots of opportunities for child-led individual creative freedom.

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Email marketing@draiocht.ie with ‘Family Events’ in the Subject Field

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Learn To Play Music Day 2019

Learn To Play Music Day 2019

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 6 Jun 2019 1.30PM-5.30PM / AGE: 6 MONTHS TO 8+ YEARS // €5 per child per session (accompanying adult free)

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try a range of instruments. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun. Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

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Family Art Day: CREATE AND CELEBRATE!

Family Art Day: CREATE AND CELEBRATE!

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Sat 15 Jun 2019 12 NOON - 3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Ages 5-10 years

Join our gallery artists for a very special Family Art Day to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg and launch our Children’s Gallery Guide! Just like a detective, follow the Rocketship to our First Floor Gallery, find and draw a masterpiece using the view finder! What else is there in a gallery to see and explore?! Why not come back another day and use our guide in a relaxed, self directed and fun way to explore a new Draíocht exhibition!

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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!

Booking tel 01-8852622.

Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 18 Jun 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.15AM-11.15AM & 11.45AM-12.45PM (60 MINS)

Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce the children to different tactile materials and how they can be used to trigger sound. What does a feather sound like for instance? Explore the relationship between sound and everyday materials and how conductivity can be used to make them interactive.

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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).

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

2019 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 19th year – making it Ireland’s longest running youth dance festival. This unique and hugely popular event will offer audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer, alongside International guests, masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities! Draíocht is delighted to host IYDF 2019 for the first time.

Youth Dance Residency
MON 24 - FRI 28 JUN  Draíocht Studio

This week-long residency with teacher and choreographer Justine Doswell (DYDC), is for young people selected from D15 Transition Year Secondary School Taster sessions, held earlier this year. Over 5 days, participants will work together with DYDC facilitators exploring and creating a contemporary dance piece for performance. The resulting dance piece will be performed at the Young Creators Platform on Sunday 30th June.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019
SAT 29 JUN  8PM  Main Auditorium 
€14 / €12
conc / Family of 4  €40
Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main Stage.

Dancers Day: Masterclasses
SUN 30 JUN 11AM-3.15PM  €10 per class
As part of the IYDF 2019 activities, there are masterclasses available in Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop.
11AM-12.15PM / Jazz with Anderson De Souza (Brasil) 
12.30PM-1.45PM / Contemporary Dance with Toni Bravo (US)          
2PM-3.15PM / Hip-Hop Fusion with Matt Szczerek (Ireland)
These Masterclasses are FREE for festival participants.

Young Creators Platform
SUN 30 JUN 4PM  Draíocht Studio  Free
Young dancers aged 12-25 years will perform their own choreographic works and share their creativity in front of a supportive audience. Its a great opportunity for young dancers to present their work and get feedback from the audience at the Q&A session after the performance.
Further information about applying for Young Creators Platform from Mariam Ribon at info.dydc@gmail.com

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622.
For more information about IYDF at Draíocht, contact Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie

Shrek (2001) - The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told!

Shrek (2001) - The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told!

Primary School Summer Screening

Tue 25 Jun 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 per pupil / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of fairy tale magical creatures, banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home, not to mention his swamp, Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride.
Featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world’s imagination back in 2001.

CERT: G  Language: English  Dur: 89 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2019

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2019

JULY 2019

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Jul 2019

This July will be Draíocht’s 12th year working with the Daughters of Charity’s Summer ’Connect Club’ in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability, aims at providing an outlet that is fun and focused on the individuals likes and interests. In the past our Artists have facilitated drama, dance, music and visual art workshops, encouraging participants to work on their individual creativity and style. Workshops are for ages 12-18 years.

The Artful Classroom

The Artful Classroom

A CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Jul 2019 10AM–3PM Draiocht Workshop Room // €45 (includes lunch each day)

We are delighted to present this programme aimed at primary school teachers and delivered by professionally trained creative professionals, artists and educators - Architect Aoife Banim (Construction), Artists Beth O’Halloran (Paint & Colour), Clare Breen (ICT, Clay, Fabric, Fibre), Anne Bradley (Drawing), and Catriona Leahy (Print).
The programme takes place in Draíocht and includes visits to IMMA.

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A partnership between Fingal Arts Office & Superprojects

Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Jul 2019 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 01- FRI 05 JUL 10AM-4PM 
THU 04 JUL 10AM-8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends on THU 04 JUL at
7PM
AGE: 13-17 YEARS  €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!
 

Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Mon 8 - Fri 12 Jul 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS 10AM-12PM €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM €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.

Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Jul 2019 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 15 – FRI 19 JUL
10AM-4PM  AGE: 13-17 YEARS  €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.

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 27 Aug 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)

Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing.

This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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).