Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Mar 2021

Genevieve will show 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. Then you can either keep your animal, or return it to the wild!

Enjoy some Downloadable Activity Sheets by Artist Alan Nolan

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

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

With Genevieve Harden

Mon 1 - Wed 31 Mar 2021

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
Creative Resources for Families & Schools

Creative Resources for Families & Schools

Fri 26 Feb - Fri 30 Apr 2021 // ONLINE / FREE

We’ve quite the collection of video resources for you to enjoy online, whether you're at home or in school. Why not try your hand at something new with these video suggestions below and then check out the full range on our Creative Resources YouTube Channel Playlist.

You can also enjoy our range of Downloadable Activity Sheets created by artist and illustrator Alan Nolan HERE
 

Salt Art with Deirdre O'Reilly

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Crafty Paper Craft with Andrew Carson - Let's make a Village

Movement and Dance Workshop with Conor Donelan - Part 1

Magical Mindfulness with Jo Quinn - Mindfulness Part 1

Household Monologues with Emily Matthews - The Drama Challenge Part 2

Draíocht Rocks Part 1 - Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Drawing Blind with Deirdre O'Reilly

Alan Nolan - We Can Be Heroes

Alan Nolan - We Can Be Heroes

Light Up - Draíocht Building Projection Commissions 2021

Mon 1 Feb - Sat 13 Mar 2021

We are delighted to launch ‘Light Up’, an artist led, community engagement Project, presented by Draíocht, in partnership with Fingal County Council. It sees Draíocht commission artists to create a series of images that will be projected on to our building over the darker months of 2021 ... READ MORE ... 

Our first projections are works by illustrator Alan Nolan called ‘We Can Be Heroes’. Responding to a brief to create a work that was for children, that had a sense of new beginnings and optimism, Alan responded with a concept around 'kids as heroes'. 

He said  "We rightly laud our frontline staff as heroes for their work, but kids have been equally brave and have lost a huge chunks of their childhood -- they have missed out on birthdays, parties, school friends and school ceremonies; many have even lost loved ones. Yet they bounce back like heroes. Kids deserve to be honoured as such and to know that the coming year will be better."

We couldn’t have put it better!

DOWNLOAD Alan's Activity Sheet

Superhero Workshop with Alan Nolan - Fluffy the Wonder Cat


What will be on our building next? You’ll just have to wait and see!

Share your visit to our Projections with us ...  #5kmfromhome  #DraiochtProjections  #LightUp  
or email your images to  sarah@draiocht.ie 

  • Superhero Workshop with Alan Nolan - Fluffy the Wonder Cat video
Create Dance Project - Spring 2021

Create Dance Project - Spring 2021

Sat 30 Jan - Sat 27 Mar 2021

Like last year, we start this year’s project in a virtual space, but we are looking forward to returning to move and dance together in the same space later this year! For now, we'll be live Zooming on Saturdays. 

Create Dance is a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers & Conor Donelan, work together with participants and their parents to explore dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

If you have a child with a love for dance and an intellectual disability please get in touch and we can add you to our list for future workshops. Email Paula, paula@draiocht.ie 
During term time, workshops are on Saturdays: Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs) 12.15PM-1.15PM and Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs) 1.30PM-2.30PM. Pre booking for this project is essential.

MORE ... Chance to Dance Film - Jess Rowell & Create Dance 2020

  • Create Dance Project - Spring 2021 video
Between Us There Is ...

Between Us There Is ...

With Jess Rowell & Brian McSweeney

Fri 29 Jan - Sun 28 Feb 2021 5PM ONLINE // FREE

 

For the second part of Jess Rowell’s Dance Residency in Draíocht, we share with you the much anticipated release of ‘Between Us There Is…’, a film featuring dance artist and project director Jess Rowell and Brian McSweeney, a dancer with Down syndrome and an original member of Traces Dance Ensemble (estb 2009). His journey into dance began 19 years ago and he continues to move audiences all over Ireland and beyond with his breathtaking presence and passion for movement.

With an original sound score written by Dublin based composer Stefan French, filmed by film artist Conor Donelan and lighting design by Eamon Fox, the work explores and celebrates the unique 13 year movement relationship between Jess and Brian and their shared passion for dance …

Jess Rowell’s Dance Residency in Draíocht was supported by The Arts Council, with additional funding provided by Fingal County Council.

  • Between Us There Is ... video
Chance to Dance

Chance to Dance

With Jess Rowell & Create Dance featuring Traces Dance Ensemble

Fri 22 Jan - Sun 14 Feb 2021 5PM ONLINE // FREE

 

We are so delighted to share with you our latest film, ‘Chance To Dance’, made during 2020 with Draíocht’s Dance Artist in Residence Jess Rowell (March to November 2020), members of Draíocht’s Create Dance Project (estb. 2013) and guest dancers from Traces Dance Ensemble.

‘Chance To Dance’ explores and captures the power of communication through movement and the exchange of gestures between dancers in space and on camera.

Directed by Jess Rowell and captured by film artist Conor Donelan. 

Jess Rowell’s Dance Residency in Draíocht was supported by The Arts Council, with additional funding provided by Fingal County Council.

  • Chance to Dance video
D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2021

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2021

Jan - Mar 2021

Tue 19 Jan - Tue 30 Mar 2021

Like last year, we'll be live Zooming on Tuesday evenings, until we can return to work together in the same space hopefully later this year! Youth Theatre facilitators Emily Matthews along with Eimear Morrissey will continue to lead the group.

We will continue to work in fun and exciting ways exploring all things theatre, through improvised games, group work and the on-going explorations of themes of interest, just in a social distancing kind of way.  

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas, every Tuesday evening either in person or on line. 

Please Note: D15 Youth Theatre Auditions usually take place in October of each year. Due to the ongoing health emergency and government restrictions, auditions have been postponed until further notice.  

For further information please contact Paula  paula@draiocht.ie

PLAY - A Primary School Pilot Project

PLAY - A Primary School Pilot Project

Mon 7 - Fri 18 Dec 2020

PLAY - Draíocht's newest Primary School Pilot Project has been in St Francis Xavier Junior & Senior Schools in December, with musicians from The Mobile Music School, surprising students on their breaks in the yard, then Zooming into classrooms for discussions and Q&A.

In 2021, Draíocht hopes to roll out the project across D15!

Further details Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, sarah@draiocht.ie

Festive Christmas Mice

Festive Christmas Mice

A Magical Window Installation created by Orla Kelly & Anne Cradden

Mon 7 Dec - Tue 5 Jan 2021

We have transformed our windows into an enchanted festive tale, filled with lights, colour ... and festive mice! Enjoy a little unexpected magic and imagination by peeking through our windows, into miniature homes and the very busy lives of these hand crafted mice ... pulling crackers, sporting festive jumpers, going on a train ride, eating Christmas dinner and having so much fun, day and night! 

Take a wander past and see what other adventures our mice are getting up to!

Share your photos with us by tagging Draíocht on social media.

Making Music to Save Christmas

Making Music to Save Christmas

With Shane McKenna of DabbledooMusic

Sat 5 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 ONLINE // FREE

Draíocht has teamed up with DabbledooMusic to create a special online theatre show called 'Quest for the Jingle', with Emily Matthews & Jo Quinn, where you will join in with the elves on-screen to make music that might just save Christmas.

Enhance your enjoyment of the show by popping over to DabbledooMusic's Blog in advance, to get some ideas for sounds you can create at home or in the classroom, to help save Christmas with the Elves!

When you are ready with your sounds, sign up to receive your FREE SHOW LINK for 'Quest for the Jingle'.

Dabbledoo music is a music education resource for primary schools across Ireland. With their interactive videos and resources they'll have you singing and playing along to music from around the world!

Suitable for Schools and Families
Available Mon 01-Thu 31 Dec 2020 (excluding 24-27 Dec) 

Quest for the Jingle - A Christmas GIFT from Draíocht

Quest for the Jingle - A Christmas GIFT from Draíocht

Created by Jo Quinn, Emily Matthews & Shane McKenna in Association with Draíocht & DabbledooMusic

Sat 5 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 10AM ONLINE // FREE but Booking Essential *

Oh No! There's a problem in the North Pole. Santa's Sleigh won’t move. There's no Jingle in any of the Bells! Chief Irish Elves, Fluffy Fiona & Nollaig Shona, need your help to get the sleigh moving, so Santa can get gifts to children all over the world. Shane in the North Pole comes to the rescue with Christmas songs and sounds ... Join in at home or in school, create your own sounds and let's see if you can save Christmas and put some Jingle back in the Bells again. Expect to see plenty of snow and some crazy elves, as you sing along and get into the magical spirit of Christmas with this gorgeous online experience, with live footage from Lapland.

Book Now
* A password protected link will be emailed to you at 10am on your chosen date (or immediately if you book on the same day), giving you access for your classroom or family until midnight. Book as many times as you like & spread the word to help save Christmas!

Suitable for Schools and Families
All ages up to 4th Class & everyone who believes in Christmas magic!
Duration: 25 mins
Available Mon 01-Thu 31 Dec 2020 (excluding 24-27 Dec) 
Commissioned by Draíocht, to be gifted for FREE to families and schools online during December.


Enhance your enjoyment of the show by popping over to DabbledooMusic's Blog in advance, to get some ideas for sounds you can create at home or in the classroom, to help save Christmas with the Elves!

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Cancelled: T-Shirt Design Screen Prints

Cancelled: T-Shirt Design Screen Prints

Screen Printing Workshop with Neil Dunne

Sat 21 Nov 2020 Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // €10 per participant / Age 8-10 yrs

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

SOLD OUT - The University of Wonder & Imagination

SOLD OUT - The University of Wonder & Imagination

Cahoots NI Zoom Into Your Primary School Classroom

Thu 12 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €30 per class group / 8 Shows Available

The ‘University of Wonder & Imagination’ is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities ... and there’s a place with your name on it! This fun, interactive experience takes place live in your classroom via the magic of digital technology. 
Journey to the most unusual of universities, meet the mysterious Professor Bamberg, choose your subjects of study, enter themed rooms, encounter problems and puzzles and unlock your magical powers. In this ambitious and unique undertaking, Cahoots NI, the makers of 'Under the Hawthorn Tree', 'Secrets of Space', 'Shh! We have a Plan', 'Egg', 'Penguins' and more, will broadcast from an extensive, purpose built set where magic and illusion have no boundaries, bringing a fun filled, immersive theatrical experience directly to you.

Booking  Notes:
Available to all Primary Schools (early booking priority will be given to Dublin 15 schools). 
Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings.
Cost: €30 per class group per show / 1 class group per show (max 30 pupils)
Dur: 1 hour  /  Age:  7+
Booking through Draíocht's Box Office: boxoffice@draiocht.ie / 083-084 7249 / 083-028 9771

SHOW TIMES
9.30am / 10am / 10.30am / 11am / 11.30 / 1pm / 1.30pm / 2pm

What do schools audiences need to take part?
You will need a device such as a laptop or tablet, with a camera and microphone function and a good internet connection. This device should be placed at the front of the class. You may wish to connect your device to a larger screen so that everyone can have a great view!
You will need the latest version of Zoom already downloaded.
Read all the Guidelines HERE

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

NOV - DEC 2020

Mon 2 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020

If you cannot come to visit Draíocht's Galleries, then we would like to bring our Galleries into your home or school instead! 

Art is one of our most meaningful forms of expression and we feel it's important that children experience a wide range of original art images and objects where and whenever possible. We want to make that possible with this art sharing project for families and schools in Dublin 15. We are offering your school or home, the opportunity to display some art work by a range of established artists with a range of arts practices, from photography, illustration and print; from artists Sharon Murphy, Des Kenny and Garvan Gallagher and others, to share and enjoy with your pupils, teachers & families.

A work of art can be a wonderful stimulus in the classroom or home, and is a natural starting point for children to observe closely, think critically and share their thoughts and reactions through their own words. 
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact paula@draiocht.ie with a contact name and number. 

PROJECT NOTES
This project is FREE and is open to a very limited number of families & schools in Dublin 15 only.
All families & schools will need to sign a lending contract.
All participants will be supported by Draíocht with an integrated project.
A refundable deposit of €50 will be required at the beginning of the project. This refundable deposit can be waived if cost is an issue and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Spooky Stories with Emily & Gen - Part 3

Spooky Stories with Emily & Gen - Part 3

Halloween Magic - Spooktacular Poetry With Emily Matthews

Sat 31 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020 12 NOON ONLINE // FREE

Wizards & Witches, Brooms & Wands, Potions & Pagans and Magic Beyond ... Join Emily, in the Phoenix Park, as she spins you a wonderful web of spooktacular poetry! Look out for the black cat!!

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 12 noon.

Spooky Stories with Emily & Gen - Part 2

Spooky Stories with Emily & Gen - Part 2

Halloween Magic - Broom Making With Genevieve Harden

Sat 31 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020 11.30AM ONLINE // FREE

As nature sheds its leaves and gets ready to sleep for Winter, let's celebrate the change of Season with some Halloween Magic! 

Join Genevieve in her Witches Workshop as she helps you make your own Mini Magic Broom, from materials found in nature, as well as a tiny Witches Broom Bucket and Witch to ride off into the night on her broom for all her Witchy Adventures! Using your new Mini Broom Making skills, Gen will also show you how to make a larger Broom for yourself!

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11.30am.

Part 3

Spooky Stories with Emily & Gen - Part 1

Spooky Stories with Emily & Gen - Part 1

Halloween Magic - Making A Witches Potion With Emily Matthews

Sat 31 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE


Eye of Newt... Toe of Frog... Join Emily, if you dare, in an enchanted magical forest, where she'll show you how to make a real Witches Potion from materials found in nature.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am.

Part 2
Part 3

Cancelled - Family Day: Magic Mono Print

Cancelled - Family Day: Magic Mono Print

With Margot Galvin

Sat 17 Oct 2020 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2pm Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // FREE

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

Printing is a kind of magic. Come along with your family and hear about our current printing exhibition, how printing works and what techniques printers use. Meet the artist Margot Galvin, see and hear about her work, and with the help of our artists experience the instant cause and effect of printing. By using colours, inks, lines and shapes, create a small print to feel this messy magic yourself!

Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

OCT-DEC 2020

Sat 17 Oct - Sat 5 Dec 2020

After spending much of this year’s project in a virtual space, we are looking forward to returning to move and dance together, while also being apart! Create Dance is a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers & Conor Donelan, work together with participants and their parents to explore dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

Over the Autumn some of our dancers will begin to work with our 2020 Dance Artist in Residence Jess Rowell on a new piece of choreography. Create Dance will also be collaborating with Lámh  Signs Ireland to create another very special piece of choreography to showcase in early 2021. Due to government restrictions we are currently not accepting new dancers, however if you have a child with a love for dance and an intellectual disability please do get in touch and we can add you to our list for future workshops.

Please get in touch with Paula, paula@draiocht.ie / ph 01 8098029.
During term time, workshops are on Saturdays: Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs) 12.15PM-1.15PM and Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs) 1.30PM-2.30PM. Pre booking for this project is essential.

If you are interested in dance, check out some of Conors FREE dance videos and downloadable worksheets that you can try at home.