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UPCOMING FAMILY CRAFT WORKSHOPS

21.12.15
UPCOMING FAMILY CRAFT WORKSHOPS

FAMILY DAY WORKSHOPS
One Saturday each month,

We are delighted to announce our new autumn / winter workshop programme for families. Throughout the year our Education team host an exciting range of Family Day Workshops, which explore the current exhibitions through playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas. Our autumn and winter workshops are inspired by our exhibitions ‘Ó' and Not Too Precious.  One Saturday of every month we invite young makers and their families to the National Craft Gallery to take part in a hands-on craft workshop that begins with a tour of the gallery, designed to get you in the mood for creating! Workshops are designed for children aged 5 – 13 years old but all the family is welcome to stay and take part.

We are delighted to introduce a number of teen workshops this Autumn and Winter. 

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January Family Day, PATTERN WEAVE       
Sat 9 Jan, 10.30am + 12noon
Teen workshop 2.30pm

Pattern Weave workshop is inspired by the woven blankets from Foxford Woollen Mills and Mourne Textiles in our current exhibition ‘Ó’. Learn simple weaving techniques and take away a piece of woven cloth at the end of the workshop. Explore patterns through colour and texture. Suitable for children aged 5 and over, but all the family is welcome to stay.

Free, Booking required 056 7796151 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie

 

February Family Day,  ANIMAL ALCHEMY

Sat 13 Feb 10.30am + 12 noon
Teen workshop 2.30pm

Transform toy animals into jewellery, workshop inspired by Felieke van der Leest amazing animal creations featured in our contemporary jewellery exhibition Not Too Precious. Transform different materials into wearable magical creatures of your own design. Children are invited to bring old animal toys to transform.

Free, Booking required 056 7796151 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie

Image Credit: Felieke van der Leest, work featured in Not Too Precious Exhibition

 

March 2016, Family Day, BOOK BADGES
Sat 26 March, 10.30 + 12noon
Teen workshop 2.30pm

Jewellery workshop using books inspired by Flóra Vági work. A family craft and design workshop inspired by designer/maker Flóra Vági beautiful jewellery work featured in our exhibition Not Too Precious. Vági likes to ‘’discover, transform…. surprise’’ when making jewellery. She transforms everyday objects such as books into beautiful broaches combining a variety of materials. This is an experimental workshop that takes it's inspiration from the materials found in Not Too Precious exhibition.

Free, Booking required 056 7796151 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie

Image Credit: Flóra Vági work featured in Not Too Precious Exhibition

 

October Family Day, LOOK DRAW DESIGN  (FINISHED)

Sat 10 Oct, 10.30am + 12noon
Teen workshop 2.30pm

Be inspired at our October Family Day to take a closer look at the objects of Irish design in our exhibition ‘Ó’. Experiment with ideas and designs by drawing large scale. This is a wonderful exercise in observation. Suitable for children aged 5 plus but all the family are welcome to stay and take part.

Free, Booking required 056 7796151 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie

November Family Day,  Tóg: CRAFTPACK WORKSHOP  (FINISHED)

Sat 7 Nov, 10.30am + 12noon
Teen workshop 2.30pm

'Taking inspiration from a variety of different design mediums, we create an enjoyable design process through a fun and experimental engagement with a variety of different material. Our aim is to establish a better understanding of design through shape and form with basic tools and practice.' Join Benny from Whackpack Furniture for this innovative craft and design workshop. Suitable for children aged 5 plus but all the family are welcome to stay and take part.

Free, Booking required 056 7796151 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie


December Family Day, FESTIVE WILLOW DECORATIONS   (FINISHED)
Sat 12 Dec, 10.30am + 12noon
Teen workshop 2.30pm

Basket weaving is one of the widest spread crafts in the history of any human civilization. Explore the craft of willow weaving with Basket Maker Eamon Tobin. Create a beautiful willow star or tree to decorate your home or to give as a gift. You are guaranteed to get into the festive spirit! Suitable for children aged 5 and over, but all the family is welcome to stay.

Free, Booking required 056 7796151 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie


 

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