Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures Online

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures Online

Fri 3 - Fri 31 Jul 2020 Online // FREE

Fridays / Videos posted to Facebook & YouTube
03 July / 10 July / 17 July / 24 July / 31 July 2020


Our Art Explorers ‘Artistic Adventures’ Summer Project moves online this year and is free for all to participate in. You can #CreateAtHome right alongside our Artist Deirdre O'Reilly in this series of guided videos, which we'll post on both our Facebook and YouTube Channels once a week in July.

Join us to see how charcoal is made and to create your very own Giacometti sculpture using tinfoil! Come along on this creative online adventure with us and see what surprises you discover. Deirdre will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences on this creative journey, where they can explore a wide range of techniques to stimulate their imaginations and harness their curiosity.

Suitable for children aged 4-12 years

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Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School Online

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School Online

With CreateSchool

Thu 2 - Thu 30 Jul 2020 Online // FREE

Thursdays - 11am-3pm
2 July / 9 July / 16 July / 23 July / 30 July 2020
Ages 13-17 Years / FREE / Pre-registering required


This year we are transferring our Fingal Film School Summer Project experience online. 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.

The course can be accessed and completed using a smartphone, tablet or PC. 
Online sessions will take place weekly on Thursdays from 2-30 July from 11am-3pm with scheduled/timetabled sessions through the day. 

The course is free, but you must pre-register in advance with Draiocht's Box office. Please email boxoffice@draiocht.ie with 'Fingal Film School Online' in the Subject field and we will send you a form for completion. Participants can join at any point during the course, so please feel free to get in touch at any point over the first 4 weeks. Places are free, but limited.

Early Years Art with Anne Cradden

Early Years Art with Anne Cradden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland
​Age Range: 0-4 years (but all ages welcome to try)
Launching on 13th June 2020 and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June


Video 1: Join artist Anne Cradden to make some wonderful puppet characters that we can move with our hands! Using things that you can find at home, such as cardboard rolls, old clothes, and socks, she will show you how to make simple sock puppets for toddlers and kitchen-roll puppets for older children. 
Video 2: Join artist Anne Cradden as she shares with us her best Playdough recipe and makes all sorts of shapes using a variety of kitchen utensils, toys and even stones from the garden. After much bashing and squishing, Anne creates delicious cakes and healthy vegetables using Playdough. Why not open your own restaurant with all your fabulous creations!
Video 3: Join artist Anne Cradden for the ultimate collage workshop, using materials found around your house, your garden, the shed and even from under your bed! Cut up magazines, old greeting cards, use stickers, make speech bubbles and even put a cats head on a human! Super fun to make and touch, especially for little hands and imaginations! 

Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

Booking is not required for this event. Perhaps you'd like to make a small donation to Draíocht instead?

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan​

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

Back to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 list of Workshops

  • Early Years Art with Anne Cradden video
Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland
Age Range: 5-8 / 9-12 (but all ages welcome to try)
Launching on 13th June 2020 and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June

A series of three workshops in which we are going to have the craic almighty! Especially for young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, who love to dance and move. After using elements of Yoga and Tai Chi to warm up, we’ll show each other our best dance moves of the day and then have a bit of a boogie, throwing shapes galore and getting moving to an absolute banger of a tune. These workshops are all about grounding, connecting in with our bodies through movement, and sharing our love for dance and expression.

Booking is not required for this event. Perhaps you'd like to make a small donation to Draíocht instead?

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan​

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

Back to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 list of Workshops

  • Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan video
A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland
Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try)
Launching on 13th June 2020 and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June


Hey Monkey Mind! What’s the rush! Lets slow things down and notice what’s around us. Here are some easy videos to help calm the monkey mind and slow down on our thoughts, in the hope that we can calm our mind even just for a sec! Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. These videos will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts!

Booking is not required for this event. Perhaps you'd like to make a small donation to Draíocht instead?

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan​

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

Back to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 list of Workshops

  • A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn video
The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland
Age Range: 13+ (but all ages welcome to try)
Launching on 13th June 2020 and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June

Emily Matthews, one of Draíocht’s Drama Facilitators, has developed an exciting programme for you. She is setting you a challenge! Are you up for it? Each week you will be given a task that will allow you to express yourself in your own creative way, while developing your drama and performance skills. Challenge Accepted!

Publish your own monologues for us to share by using the Hashtags #Draiocht #TheDramaChallenge or #CruinniuNaNog
You can also email your monologue links to paula@draiocht.ie

Booking is not required for this event. Perhaps you'd like to make a small donation to Draíocht instead?

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan​

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

Back to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 list of Workshops

  • The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews video
Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland
Age Range: All Ages
Launching on 13th June 2020 and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June

Video 1: Genevieve will be showing 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.
Video 2: Genevieve will be showing you how to make 3 different artworks from nature, inspired by one of her favourite artists, Andy Goldsworthy, including an outdoor mandala and cards made from pressed flowers.
Video 3: Genevieve will be showing you how to make your own Viewfinder, so you can explore nature close up, and use what you find to inspire a new painting. Using tiny patterns, colours and textures, you will learn how to start small and grow your painting larger in size, square by square.

Booking is not required for this event. Perhaps you'd like to make a small donation to Draíocht instead?

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan​

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

Back to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 list of Workshops

  • Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden video
Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland
​Age Range: All ages
Launching on 13th June 2020 and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June


Video 1: While we’re all staying safe and staying at home, why don’t we imagine what it could be like to make our own built environment? What would our house look like? What about our shops? What would you like Draíocht to look like? Using simple shapes, let’s draw, paint, colour, decorate and cut out building blocks for the new community we want to see! How many can you make?
Video 2: Join Andrew as he guides you through this incredible paper-art process, step by step, as you make your own Origami Wish Boat. Before you start folding, perhaps you'd like to write a wish or a short poem on your piece of paper?
Video 3: Enjoy this beautiful workshop which will you guide you step by step through the art of notebook making, taking inspiration from artist Etel Adnan's zig-zag designs.

Artist Andrew Carson has created a number of downloads which you can access here (click image for PDF):
  

Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

Booking is not required for this event. Perhaps you'd like to make a small donation to Draíocht instead?

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan​

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

Back to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 list of Workshops

  • Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson video
Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

3 Weeks of Creativity for Children & Young People with Draíocht

Sat 20 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

6 Draíocht Artists + 18 Videos + Illustrated Worksheets

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people. In this, its 3rd year, everything is going to be presented online. Draíocht, with the support of Creative Fingal, is thrilled to be able to commission 6 artists to create 18 videos for young people of all ages, complete with downloadable illustrated Worksheets.

Launching on 13th June at 10am and continuing weekly on Saturday 20th and 27th June, join us on our Facebook and YouTube Channels to enjoy free workshops with Andrew Carson, Anne Cradden, Conor Donelan, Genevieve Harden, Emily Matthews and Jo Quinn. Everything you will need for a fantastic day of creativity is available; from Mindfulness to Yoga & Dance, Paper Craft to Puppet Making; and Nature Trails to Drama Workshops. Illustrator and artist Alan Nolan has created fun downloadable Activity Sheets to complement the workshops.

Sat 13.06 / 20.06 / 27.06

10.00am: A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

10.15am: The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

10.30am: Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

10.45am: Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

11.00am: Early Years Art with Anne Cradden

11.15am: Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Downloadable Activity Sheets by Alan Nolan

Video Playlist on YouTube

Video Playlist on Facebook

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 12 THANK YOU CARDS

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 12 THANK YOU CARDS

Fri 12 - Fri 19 Jun 2020

It’s the final week of #ShowUsYourArt, and we are so grateful for all of the mini-artists and their essential helpers who have provided us with so much beautiful and entertaining content during these tough few months. We all have someone or something that we are thankful for helping us through this lockdown, so now is the time to show your appreciation!

So as we wrap our art challenge up, let’s take the time to design a thank you card to all of those who have helped us through all this. It could be your family for providing for you, a worker who has persevered through the restrictions, your cat who has entertained and loved you, or even a fictional character who has whisked you away to a land of imagination. 

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

Keep your artwork safe, as very soon we will have an exhibition showcasing all of the amazing artwork from all 12 weeks of #ShowUsYourArt!

 

Week 12 Theme: MY BEST FRIENDS
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 19th June 11am.

We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

It's with huge disappointment that we've had to cancel one of our favourite annual events. Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover, which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists, will be rescheduled into 2021 and we will confirm the dates as soon as we can. 

For details of Early Years events programmed this Autumn/Winter for ages 0-4 years, please do sign up for our Family Events Ezine.

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 11 MY BEST FRIENDS

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 11 MY BEST FRIENDS

Fri 5 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Life is slowly beginning to return to normal, and one of the things we’re most excited about is seeing all of our best friends again! These past few weeks have really made us realise just how much our friendships mean to us, so we would love for our mini-artists to #ShowUsYourArt in homage to your best friends! School buddies, close cousins, online pals, and more! Let’s recognise all of those people who bring us happiness!

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

 

Week 11 Theme: MY BEST FRIENDS
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 12th June 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt!

#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

Mon 1 Jun - Fri 31 Jul 2020

 #CreateAtHome - What better way to celebrate your love of animals then to make some yourself. Inspired by Animals this week, Albie and Paula spent a lovely afternoon following a couple of Pinterest tutorials and chose to create an Origami Cat and a Sugar Paper Lion.

Pop over to our Blog for more ...  

#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

Mon 1 Jun - Fri 31 Jul 2020

#CreateAtHome - Paula, Albie & Tillie show us how to make this amazing Junk Art Robot. Just remember ... A Robot is for Life, not just for Lockdown! 

Pop over to our Blog for Instructions.

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

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

With Genevieve Harden

Mon 1 Jun - Fri 31 Jul 2020

#CreateAtHome - 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
#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

Mon 1 Jun - Fri 31 Jul 2020

#CreateAtHome - Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore different mask making techniques using cardboard. Start by creating different textures by tearing and ripping the cardboard, and also use flattened smooth pieces, and different colours. Shred some cardboard for whiskers or feathers. Puncture with a ruler to create rough pieces. Create as many textures as you can, then draw your animal's face and create a jigsaw of pieces with all your different textures. Gen will show you how to make a basic structure first, then attach all your pieces. In this video, Genevieve will show you how to make a Cat Mask, and you can then apply these techniques to making all sorts of animal masks.
Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

  • #CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Gen video
#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Mon 1 Jun - Fri 31 Jul 2020

Artist Anne Cradden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping and printing, especially at home, using easy to find objects. Make your own stamps, using cardboard, sponges and even toys. Mix colours and create all kinds of shapes. After all your wonderful prints are dry, try your hand at making home-made bunting!

Draíocht's Early Years Art programme is ideal for ages 2-4 years.
Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS!
Enjoy! 

 

  • #CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden video
#ShowUsYourArt - Week 10 MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 10 MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

Fri 29 May - Fri 5 Jun 2020

These sunny days remind us of carefree times when we took to the beaches, the camper vans, the hotels, and the tents. These happy memories can be used as inspiration for our art, as they hold a special place in our mind. Let’s all remember our favourite holidays in our lives, from a Mediterranean beach, to the quiet Irish countryside, to a day trip on a  bank holiday! #ShowUsYourArt and take us on the trip of a lifetime!

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

 

Week 10 Theme: MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 5th June 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt

Learn To Play Music Day 2020 - Online

Learn To Play Music Day 2020 - Online

With Castleknock School of Music

Wed 27 May 2020

This year, we are taking our Learn To Play Music Day Online!
Castleknock School of Music teachers have very kindly prepared the following videos for you to enjoy, which we'll be releasing on our YouTube and Facebook Channels.

Join us on Facebook:
11am: Introduction to Early Music with Antoinette
11.30am: Introduction to Flute with Roisin
12pm: Introduction to Guitar with Stevie
12.30pm: Introduction to Piano with Eira
1pm: Introduction to Violin with Cristina

Learn more about the wide range of music tuition from Castleknock School of Music on their website HERE

Sign up for our Family Ezines

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 9 SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 9 SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS

Fri 22 - Fri 29 May 2020

Is it a painting? Is it a sculpture? No, it’s your very own superhero! This week let’s allow our imaginations to soar as we create art pieces based on superheroes and supervillains! 

Which characters will star in your works of art this week? Are they straight from a comic book, or an original design you have created yourself? What about the superheroes in your own life? Do you recognise them without their cape? We can’t wait to see some action packed pieces this week for #ShowUsYourArt!

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

 

Week 9 Theme: SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS

Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 29th May 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt