Exploring Painting with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring Painting with Deirdre O’Reilly

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)

Working alongside artist Deirdre O'Reilly, the children will explore texture and colour. 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).

* Please note date change from printed Season Brochure & programme change from 'Sound' to 'Painting'.

Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions - SOLD OUT

Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions - SOLD OUT

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Sat 15 Jun 2019 Draíocht Studio // FREE

At the heart of this music workshop lie the infinite possibilities of creative expression when we use our voices and imaginations to celebrate selfhood and explore the world around us. Join early years music specialist Julie Tiernan as she creates a wonderful world of magical encounters using song and musical activities that support creative development and well-being in early years children.

Workshop times: 10.30am-11.10am & 11.30am – 12.10pm  

Suitable for ages 3-5 years and accompanying adults.
Please respect this age category as the workshop is designed especially for 3-5 years only.
Booking is essential through Draiocht Box Office 01-8852622.


Celebrate Cruinniu na nOg at Draiocht​

Local children and young people are being called upon to fire up their imaginations and take part in one of the free Cruinniú na nÓg events taking place around the county on Saturday 15 June 2019. Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities. 


This is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities in partnership with The National Concert Hall, Draíocht, The Lab and funded by Creative Ireland Cruinniú na nÓg programme.Julie Tiernan will welcome three professional musicians to observe her deliver this workshop for professional development purposes.

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


Local children and young people are being called upon to fire up their imaginations and take part in one of the free Cruinniú na nÓg events taking place around the county on Saturday 15 June 2019. Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities.

Celebrate Cruinniu na nOg at Draiocht
 

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 – CANCELLED

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The Toddler Take Over 2019 - SOLD OUT

The Toddler Take Over 2019 - SOLD OUT

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Dublin 15

Thu 30 May 2019 9:50AM-3.15PM

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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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

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

National Drawing Day 2019

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!
 

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. 

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).

Room 13 Easter Art School at Draíocht

Room 13 Easter Art School at Draíocht

Wed 24 - Fri 26 Apr 2019 10am - 12:30pm Draíocht Workshop Room // FREE

For pupils from Tyrellstown Educate Together NS and Scoil Bhríde Cailiní NS Room 13 Inquiry initiative.

Each morning the children will meet with professional artist Anne Cradden – lead artist on the Room 13 Inquiry initiative, and participate in creative workshops at Draíocht. 
To book a child in for ‘Room 13 Easter Art School’ please email:  julie.clarke@fingal.ie. Art materials will be supplied. 

This is a Free Event - All costs covered by Fingal County Council Arts Office. 
For information please contact: 
Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office, julie.clarke@fingal.ie / T:01 8905960 
or Sarah Beirne, Youth Arts Officer, Draíocht, sarah@draiocht.ie T: 01 8098029

This programme is a partnership between Fingal County Council’s Arts Office and Draíocht


www.room13inquiry.ie  www.fingalarts.ie  www.draiocht.ie

Easter Workshops for Ages 5-15 Yrs

Easter Workshops for Ages 5-15 Yrs

Scribble Bots / Pencil Power / Dance

Tue 16 - Thu 18 Apr 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per child per workshop

Exploring Motion with Motors: Scribble Bots
TUE 16 APR
  Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 per child
Workshop 1: Age 9-12 yrs    10.30AM-12.30PM (2 hrs)
Workshop 2: Age 13-15 yrs  1PM-3PM  (2 hrs)
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce participants to robot-making using recycled materials and motors. This hands-on, fun workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the connection between STEAM (science, technology, engineering art and maths) subjects. At the end of the session, participants will have made their own Scribble Bot, a simple robot that creates art!

Exploring Electricity: The Power In Your Pencil
WED 17 APR
 Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 Per child
Workshop 1: Age 6-8 yrs   10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
Workshop 2: Age 9-12 yrs 12PM-1.30PM (1.5 hrs)
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’ who will introduce participants to the pencil as a tool that can conduct electricity. This hands-on, fun workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore circuitry and graphite and its potential to make drawings that trigger sound and music. An exciting workshop, which helps participants to understand the world of science in everyday materials.

Exploring Kinaesthetic Learning: Leaps & No Bounds
Thu 18 APR
  Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 Per child
Workshop 1: Age 5-8 yrs  10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
Workshop 2: Age 9-12 yrs  12PM-1PM (1 hr)
Mariam Ribon of Dublin Youth Dance Company introduces dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way. Kinaesthetic Learning is a whole body learning experience that uses movement to explore science, maths and more in new ways!

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Sat 13 Apr 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Starting with a blank page, our artists will show you how to create shapes using glue … circles, lines, anything you feel inspired by. Then sprinkle with salt and watch the magic happen. Why not visit our exhibition for some inspiration, where there are many processes, materials, styles and subjects to explore.


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!

Revision Day: Meeting The Artists, Exploring The Art

Revision Day: Meeting The Artists, Exploring The Art

Secondary Cycle Art Exam Preparation

Thu 4 Apr 2019 10.30AM-1.30PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

This unique revision day is designed for Leaving Certificate art students and teachers. Using the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing', we will explore and support art student’s preparation for the Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation section, through a series of talks and hands-on activities.

The day is balanced by a series of talks by Draíocht’s gallery curator, Sharon Murphy, exhibition artists, Geraldine O’Neill (currently on the Leaving Cert Art Syllabus) and Susan Connolly and a hands-on exploration of the gallery exhibition with Draíocht technicians and gallery educators. Through these talks, we will concentrate on different aspects of a gallery exhibition, from the selection of work to its installation. We will facilitate mediated sketching tours, encouraging pupils to explore the act of painting, its materials, processes and varied manifestations, by seeing and responding to four contemporary artists with contrasting styles and subjects. We will also explore paintings from the collection of The Arts Council, featuring works by 10 artists, some of which have never been shown publicly.

Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance with Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622.

Focus On Workshops ... Visual Notebooks - SOLD OUT

Focus On Workshops ... Visual Notebooks - SOLD OUT

March 2019 / For Primary & Secondary Schools

Mon 25 - Thu 28 Mar 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost: €45 Per Class

This series of Focus On Workshops incorporates elements of the school curriculum. The emphasis will be on seeing and responding to art, with a focus on visual notebooks and sketchbooks, a core part of art practice. Artists use visual notebooks to remember things they have seen, heard or read, to tease out how they might make their work, to remind themselves of future or past projects, to play with ideas, textures and colours. During these workshops, pupils will get the opportunity to work alongside artists Bridget Flannery and Liz Rackard, both exhibiting artists this season in the exhibition Making Art: Painting.

PRIMARY SCHOOL:
FOCUS ON … EXPLORING CREATIVE JOURNALING
WITH LIZ RACKARD

MON 25 & THU 28 MAR Draíocht Workshop Room
10AM-12PM or 12.15PM-2.15PM
Age Range: 5th & 6th Class Pupils
Cost: €45 Per Class 
After a facilitated exploration of the exhibition MAKing Art: Painting, artist Liz Rackard will lead a workshop introducing creative journaling. Using a number of different techniques and a range of arts supplies, pupils begin with a blank book. Each pupil will leave with the beginnings of their visual journal in which they can continue to work on at home or school. Visual journaling emphasises not only thoughts and ideas, but colours, shapes, lines and textures.

SECONDARY SCHOOL:
FOCUS ON ... CREATING VISUAL NOTEBOOKS
WITH BRIDGET FLANNERY

TUE 26 & WED 27 MAR  Draíocht Workshop Room
10AM-12.30PM
Age Range: Junior Cert, TY And Leaving Cert Students
Cost: €45 Per Class 
Beginning with a facilitated tour of the exhibition MAKing Art: Painting, painter Bridget Flannery will introduce pupils to her range of visual notebooks and explore with pupils how these inform her work. Her visual notebooks are filled with colour samples, notes on her reading and listening, images that intrigue, alongside collages and drawings which help bring her painting projects to conclusions. This workshop aims to help students develop and experiment with ideas in making their art work. Each student will receive a blank notebook and will make it their own, filling it with images, words, lyrics, drawings and collages that reflect and echo their personal imagination.

Workshop Notes:
Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45. 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: Meet, Make & Draw - SOLD OUT

Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw - SOLD OUT

Sat 23 Mar 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

MEET artist Bridget Flannery, featured in our MAKing ART: PAINTing exhibition.
See how she paints and why she paints. Inspired by her process MAKE a small artist notebook. Work collaboratively to DRAW on a large scale. Come along, Meet, Make & Draw.

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!

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. 

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.  

Return of Spring - SOLD OUT
  • Friends Special Price Event

Return of Spring - SOLD OUT

Ceol Connected

Fri 8 Mar 2019 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-5 yrs / Dur: 45 mins

Every year in Whistleberry Forest, the creatures of the forest look forward to the end of the frosty Winter, and to the beginning of Spring.  This year was a little different however, as Springtime had arrived much earlier than usual.  All the hibernating animals, except for Huggy the hedgehog, were still curled up fast asleep.  Huggy must go on an adventurous musical quest in search of evidence of Spring if he is to convince his friends that it is time to wake up!

Produced by Ceol Connected, this wonderfully interactive performance is led by Thomas Johnston (whistles, song, and uilleann pipes) and Púca Puppets’ Niamh Lawlor.  Set design by Eve Fisher.  
Suitable for children ages 3-5 and their adults. 

The Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez (2017)

The Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez (2017)

Draíocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 6 Mar 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'The Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez' for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in Spanish (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 15+

It is 1934 in Madrid, and champion chess-player Diego falls for a French journalist and starts a family. When the political landscape around them grows more threatening under Franco, the three make for Paris, only to find themselves in the midst of Nazi occupation years later. When Diego becomes falsely imprisoned, he must use chess to earn the trust of his cruel captor.
The Chess Player tells a humanistic story of an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary circumstances and offers students a Spanish perspective on this turbulent era of European history.

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Spain • 2017  •  English Subtitles  •  Drama • 91mins
Director: Luis Oliveros

Secondary Cycle Film Screenings Spring 2019
If you are interested in arranging a screening of a film for your school’s students, please do get in touch to discuss the possibility of this. Screening will be possible in accordance with the availability of the film and the auditorium and with a minimum number of 100 pupils. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie.

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.