The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years 2016

The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years 2016

An Early Arts Celebration - With Orla Kelly & Guests

Thu 19 May 2016 10am-2.30pm

After the success of last year’s early years one day event, Beag, Draíocht will once again be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through different art forms: story, visual arts, music and dance for ages 1-4 years. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to explore the little spaces that big people don’t usually see. Little characters will lurk under chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that only children notice. Armed with just your imagination come and help Orla Kelly and our other artists nurture the creative potential of your child … and have great fun at the same time!

Booking opens on 15 April 2016, tel 01-8852622.
Full programme available by email or download here:
boxoffice@draiocht.ie or from sarah@draiocht.ie

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Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Mischa O’Mahony - Me & You Music

Mon 4 Apr - Mon 16 May 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €42 For 6 Weeks

Mondays / 6 Weeeks / 04 April – 16 May 2016 (No Class 02 May)
10am: Age 3-18 Months (Dur: 40 Mins)
11am: Age 19 Months-4 Years (Dur: 60 Mins)
Cost: €42 For 6 Weeks Or €8 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)
Booking Tel: 01-8852622

Mischa O’ Mahony returns to playfully introduce you and your child to the elementary musical building blocks of pitch and rhythm and also the joy of singing your socks off. Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get to discover your child’s unique voices.

Music and Me Autumn Workshops - SOLD OUT

Music and Me Autumn Workshops - SOLD OUT

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 14 Sep - Mon 19 Oct 2015

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 14 SEPT – 19 OCT 2015
COST: €36 for 6 WEEKS OR €6 PAY AS YOU GO
(SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

WORKSHOP 1: 3 MTHS - 1.5 YEARS 10AM (DURATION 40 MINS)
WORKSHOP 2: 1.5 - 4 YEARS 11AM (DURATION 60 MINS)


Mischa O Mahony is back with a new series of music classes created especially to playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing. Come on this lively journey where you will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play instruments and meet puppet friends. Get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com

Early booking advised. Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds / The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 15 Jul 2015

A river splashes through the gallery, a rocket bursting into space in the corridor, footprints run across the lobby and behind the stairs ... Come along and play with us!

BEAG PROGRAMME:

Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child! Dress for mess and please respect age limits.

 

Free Event:   Roam Free @ Draíocht
Time:    10:00am-2:00pm
Cost:      Free Event
REGISTER @ BOX OFFICE ON ARRIVAL

AGE:      Activities are designed for 18 months- 5 years but younger and older siblings are welcome
Location: Roaming all over Draíocht.
Event Information: These creative spaces are free to roam, for self directed play and inventiveness. Follow the Foyer Footprints, look under the chairs, around the stairs, beneath the tables. Follow the Roving River in the Ground Floor Gallery as is flows from the gallery walls down onto the floor and explore colour creating large scale drawing right on our gallery walls!  Make your way to the creative toddler room in our downstairs Workshop Room, where cars are used for print. Cones become rockets, play with paint, weave, stick, build - bring your imagination and dress for mess. Make your way to the First Floor Gallery and go Bonkers for Building with 3D construction and Sculpture with wool, cardboard boxes and cylinders.  

Free Event: Chin Wag in the Artist Studio
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Free Event
REGISTER @ BOX OFFICE ON ARRIVAL

Age: All welcome
Event information: Visit our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson and find out what a real live artist actually does. Have a look at his work - give him some critical feedback - he might even let you draw a picture with him!

Bookable Events: 
Places are restricted and must be booked in advance with the Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

Event:   Leo The Lion
Times:  Workshop 1:      10:15am- 10:45am
            
Workshop 2:      1:30pm-2:00pm
Cost:      €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:      aged 2-4 yrs
Location: Green Room
Event Information: Once upon a time in the jungle there lived a Lion called Leo. He loved to do tricks and entertain. Join Órla Kelly and Leo the Lion for an exciting circus adventure in story, creation and in paint.

Event:   Bop and Sway
Times: Workshop 1:10:00am-10:30am
          
Workshop 2:12:00pm-12:30pm
Cost:      €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:      18 months -4years
Location: Draiocht Studio Space
Event Information: Twirl, bop, sway, skip, little legs and arms move to the music. Join Antje O’ Toole, our dancer for an exhilarating dance workshop, letting your baby engage with sound and movement.

Event:   Rat-a-tat
Times: Workshop 1:11:00am-11:30am
           
Workshop 2: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Cost:     €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:     Workshop 1: 0-2.5 years
             
Workshop 2: 3-4 years
Location: Draiocht Studio Space
Event Information: Drums go 'rat-a-tat' and 'bang,' bells go 'ding dong,' and sad trombones go 'wah wah'…join Linda Ferguson to look, see hear and play instruments, move to music, sing along and finish with a dance.

If you've any questions about Beag, just call our Box Office on 01-8852622. Early booking advised.


Beag, is a little event that has a huge focus on the arts for the very young. Draíocht will, for this one day, be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very small. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events children are invited to explore the little spaces that big people don’t usually see. Little characters will lurk under the chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that children notice. Armed with your imagination and natural curiosity, explore colour by drawing big on our gallery walls, build a box and wool sculpture, dance with Michelle, hear and respond to a story with Orla and bang a drum. This event will culminate with a celebratory exhibition of the work created by the days young artists and explorers in the First Floor Gallery from Thursday 16th July 2015.

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Jun 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 27 Apr - Mon 15 Jun 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 27 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2015 (EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS)
Cost: €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

Workshop 1: 0-18 MONTHS / 10AM (DURATION 40MINS)
Workshop 2: 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS / 11AM (DURATION 60MINS)

In this series of music classes created especially for the early years (from babies up to preschoolers, 0-4 year olds) Mischa O Mahony will playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing.

Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com

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Tiny Tots Christmas Elf Arts Experience - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Christmas Elf Arts Experience - SOLD OUT

For Ages 24 Months to 4 Years

Thu 6 Nov - Thu 4 Dec 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €35 for 5 Weeks

THURSDAYS, 10.30AM - 11.30AM
5 WEEKS, 06 NOV - 04 DEC 2014
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM / Fee: €35 for five week course

After the success of our last Tiny Tots Project, artist Orla Kelly has once again carefully created this exciting series of weekly workshops, to encourage you and your child to have fun while learning through the arts. These sessions are designed around the show ‘ Elf Factory’ which you will attend at the end of the 5 weeks, on Thursday 11 December at 10am (see here). Using themes from the show, sessions will explore a variety of creative and playful elements that include storytelling, movement, painting, building, creative investigation, music making, exploration of colors and shapes, drawing and so much more.

Places are limited, early booking is advised, T: 01-8852622. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Show attendance (see here) forms a vital part of this project and is at an additional cost of €5 per child and €6 per adult.

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 1 Jul 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 

Book directly with the box office on 01 8852622.

 

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 6 May 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 

The Creative Creche

The Creative Creche

With Orla Kelly

Tue 1 Apr - Sat 31 May 2014

This innovative project for children aged 3-4 years forms part of early arts practitioner, Orla Kelly's year long Residency in Draíocht. It aims to deliver a quality creative experience that captivates and inspires young children, while engaging and supporting professional creative development of their guardians and educators. This project will be made up of three facilitated workshop visits- two in the crèche and one to Draíocht, where the children will see and respond to Draíocht’s gallery exhibitions. This project is limited to three Dublin 15 crèches, if you would like your crèche, play school or Montessori to take part please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-809 8029 for further information.  

Early Years Arts Residency

Early Years Arts Residency

Call for Guinea Pig-Lets

Tue 1 - Wed 30 Apr 2014

Throughout Orla Kelly's year long residency, she will continue to work experimentally, researching new and creative ways to engage very young children and their parents.  If you are free week day mornings, have a child between the ages of 0-4 yrs or are a pre-birth mother interested in experimental creative workshops and are willing to be a creative guinea pig-let, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-809 8029.

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 1 Apr 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 

Tiny Tots Early Arts Experience - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Early Arts Experience - SOLD OUT

FOR 24 MONTHS – 4 YEARS

Fri 25 Oct - Fri 6 Dec 2013

FRIDAYS, 10.30AM-11.30AM
5 WEEKS, 08 NOV - 06 DEC
Draíocht Workshop Room // Fee: €25
Starting with a visit to the Spréacha show Édredon Fri 25th Oct 10am.


Orla Kelly has carefully created this exciting series of weekly workshops, using our Spréacha show Édredon for inspiration. Participants will come to the show Édredon on Fri 25th Oct 10am. Weekly workshops then start on the 8th November, designed to further explore themes in the show, fueling creativity, and supporting creative learning. Sessions will explore a variety of creative arts mediums; including storytelling, movement, music making, exploration of colors and shapes and so much more.

Places are limited, early booking is advised, tel: 01-8852622. All children must be accompanied by an adult … and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Show attendance forms a vital part of this project and is at an additional cost of €5 per ticket.
 

Mini Music Academy

Mini Music Academy

National Music Day 2013

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Jun 2013 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5

To celebrate National Music Day 2013 come along to the Mini Music Academy’s Workshops, which promise to be fun, interactive, social and educational. There’ll be singing, rhythm games, the use of percussion instruments and an introduction to the great composers through storytelling and movement to music, designed and delivered by Castleknock School of Music. To accommodate all ages, the workshops are spread over 2 days. Places are limited, booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01 885 2622.


FRI 21 JUN // DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM // €5
Time                             Workshop                 Age
10.30am-11.00am       Baby Butterflies           6-12 mths
11.15am-11.45am       Busy Babies                12-24 mths
12.00pm-12.30pm       Bonny Bluebirds          2-3 yrs
12.45pm-1.15pm         Red Robins                 3-4 yrs


SAT 22 JUN // DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM // €5
Time                             Workshop                 Age
10.30am-11.00am       Busy Babies                 12-24 mths
11.15am-11.45am       Pink Bears                   4-5 yrs
12.00pm-12.30pm       Yellow Bunnies             5-6 yrs
12.45pm-1.15pm         Green Frogs                6-7 yrs


Mini Music Academy Workshop Notes: Please respect the age limits on each workshop. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. Younger/older siblings and babies will not be permitted into the class. Please arrive 5 minutes before the class starts.
 

Rain
  • Friends Special Price Event

Rain

Madam Bach, Denmark

Fri 11 - Sun 13 Jun 2010 Main Auditorium // €5 // 30 mins

FRI 11 JUNE / 2PM & 4PM
SAT 12 & SUN 13 JUNE / 11.15AM & 1.15PM
Age: 0-6 yrs
Drip! Drip!  Drip!   Splash, slosh, pour, stream. It’s raining on stage, in front of, above and around the audience. At first it’s quiet, listen though ... is that the wind? Now the rain begins ... dripping and splashing, a thunderstorm ends as quickly as it begins. At last the sun comes out and the cycle is complete. Accompanied by live music, this sensory show is a must see for our very youngest audiences.

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"A fine and unusual performance for the youngest. A performance which shows us complexity in simplicity. Intimate and creative."