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Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Public Institution
 
Children's Summer Programme
 
  Artist Led Workshop Series
Highlanes Gallery has developed a series of 4 workshops for children led by artists on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays over late July and August.


David Newton, Raphael Hynes, Liam O’ Broin and Diana Copperwhite each lead a 3 day workshop block for children using their own practice and the temporary and collection exhibitions as a source.

Each block costs 20euro per child with appropriate concessions for more than one child. All materials are supplied and included in the cost. Please bring an old t-shirt/shirt.

Early booking is advised.


David Newton - Week 1

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 July 2.30pm-4.00pm

For children aged 10- 14 years

Using the Richard Gorman exhibition Shuffle, painter David Newton will invite the group to look at the exhibition and begin by observing and sketching shapes in a set of objects.

The group will also explore collage and make a study for a painting.


Raphael Hynes - Week 2

Wednesday 5 - Friday 7 August 2.30pm-4.00pm

For children aged 10 – 14 years

Looking at the exhibition Shuffle by Richard Gorman and the current exhibition from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection the group led by painter Raphael Hynes will explore elements of abstract painting looking - colour, shape and composition. The students will also explore how these elements are used in the history of painting and have the opportunity to make their own abstract paintings.


Liam O’ Broin - Week 3

Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 August 2.30-4.00pm

For children aged 5 – 10 years

Making an impression An introduction to printmaking led by artist Liam O’ Broin exploring techniques, methods and materials for creative printmaking.

After a short introduction to the concept of the printed impression the group will work at examples of work in print the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. The children will explore a wide variety of ways of making print impressions from made and found objects from simple everyday materials readily available.


Diana Copperwhite - Week 4

Wednesday 19 - Friday 21 August 2.30pm-4.00pm

For children aged 5 – 10 years

Using the Richard Gorman exhibition Shuffle, painter Diana Copperwhite will invite the group to look at the exhibition where they will consider shapes. The group will be invited to look at imaginary space and will make mobiles.

Booking, cost and workshop details:

Cost 20euro per workshop block (3 day session)
Maximum of 14 places per workshop

All materials are supplied (please bring an old t-shirt or shirt)

Highlanes Gallery has a Child Protection Policy – a copy is available at the gallery reception

Artists are supported by a Highlanes Gallery invigilator during the workshop

Please note the age range for the different workshops


Family Group drop-in drawing

Every Wednesday (from 29 July, 5, 12, 19 and 26 August) 11.00-1.00pm

Led by Hilary Kelly, Duty Officer and supported by gallery invigilators family groups are invited to drop-in between 11.00am and 1.00pm to look at the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and Shuffle by Richard Gorman. Groups can use dry materials and paper of various sizes supplied by the gallery. Groups can stay for a short or long period.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

(Free, no booking required, no numbers limit, for parents/guardians and children of all ages)


Family guided tours of the exhibitions

Free guided tours of the exhibitions for family groups can be booked on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Tours can be tailored to your needs, interests and age range as a group and can be from 15 minutes to 40 minutes.


(Free, booking required, no numbers limit, for parents/guardians and children of all ages-contact Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly at the main gallery number to book.)


Free guided tours for childrens’ groups

Free guided tours of the exhibitions for children’s groups from crèche’s, summer camps and projects, youth groups, community groups can be booked on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Tours can be tailored to the needs, interests and age range of the group and can be from 15 minutes to 40 minutes.

These tours are available all year round.


Free, booking required, no numbers limit, for parents/guardians and children of all ages-contact Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly at the main gallery number to book.)


Parent and child tours (followed by coffee)

Thursdays all year round at 11.00am

Guided tours of the exhibitions led by Hilary Kelly, Duty Officer followed by tea/coffee and scone (and refreshment for child/ children) in Andersons Café.

(5e per adult (including refreshments) - children are free, booking required)


ENQUIRIES AND BOOKING

For more information on this, general enquiries, and booking please call Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly in the gallery on 041-9803311 or email Regina Somerville at info@highlanes.ie with your query


Visitor Information:

Higlanes Gallery is situated in the centre of Drogheda, Co. Louth. Drogheda is a thirty minute train ride from Dublin and one hour thirty from Belfast. Please consult www.irishrail.ie and www.buseireann.ie for further details and the gallery website for directions in Drogheda.


Highlanes Gallery is open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.00pm – 5.00pm.

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery opened in October 2006. Highlanes Gallery, an exciting new state-of-the-art facility aims to be one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. The Collection dates from the middle of the eighteen century and is housed at the former Franciscan Friary Church in Laurence Street in Drogheda.

Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners of Andersons Café and Louth Craftmark at Highlanes Gallery.

Current exhibitions:

Shuffle an exhibition of new work by Richard Gorman
continues until September 22

Drogheda Municipal Art Collection
from 27 June until 18 September


Forthcoming exhibitions:

Texaco Children’s Art Exhibition
opening Thursday 24 September at 11.00am (teachers/ parents and children welcome)
continues until October 28


Paul Seawright Conflicting Account
opening Sunday 27 September at 3.00pm, exhibition continues until October 28


Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon
opening Thursday 5 November at 7.30pm, exhibition continues until January 20, 2010


Highlanes Gallery
Laurence Street
Drogheda
Co. Louth
Ireland
T. 00-353 (0)41-9803311 (general enquiries, gallery information and booking for all events)

E. info@highlanes.ie

W. www.highlanes.ie


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10.30am -5.00pm Sunday 12.00pm-5.00pm


Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners of Andersons Café and Louth Craftmark


All details in this programme are correct at time of going to print. Highlanes Gallery reserves the right to alter the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
 
www.highlanes.ie
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