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October 2017

Little Lámha-Pumpkin Fun

Wednesday 11th October, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 adult & child

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. October 11: Pumpkin Fun. Today we'll be making tissue paper pumpkins we can hang in our windows to let the light shine through. Using tissue paper and sticky contact sheets, we'll create life-sized pumpkin decorations. Ages: 1-3 years

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WORKSHOP: Pressing Landscape with Marta Golubowska

Saturday 21st October, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join artist Marta Golubowska for this exciting workshop where children can experiment with making clay impressions, learning about the intricacies of low relief. The workshop is linked to Marta's exhibition which focuses on connection of a person to a place. Ages 6+

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Paper Play Puppet Workshop

Saturday 28th October, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Eoin will show the students how to make puppets from a mix of natural materials, brown paper, rubber bands, plastic bottles and an array of other objects. Eoin will also teach some of the basic principles of puppetry and dram. Even though the workshop looks at character and action, we focus on creating "creatures" which each child develops from his/her own imagination.

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Artzone Halloween Camp

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 - Friday 3rd November, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€65

Get ready for trick or treating with Artzone this Halloween, sxploring the fun side of ghosts, ghouls, witches and warlocks. Book if you dare! Ages 5-7 and 8-12 years.

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November 2017

Fidget Feet Aerial Workshop

Wednesday 1st November, 2017 - Friday 3rd November, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

The workshop is a taster workshop for the younger audiences to try to fly like the birds they see in the show. We will teach how to get into the cocoon safely and then once you have the basics, we can teach you to spin, swing and fly. Then we'll open the cocoon and we can teach you some double work with a partner. Please bring comfortable clothes with no zips and you'll both be working in bare feet. If…

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Sensational Writing with Debbie Thomas

Saturday 4th November, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

What colour is Thursday? What does excitement taste like? Join children’s author Debbie Thomas for some creative writing fun with the senses. Meet Martians, orang-utans and the odd smelly sock as you explore how to spice up your writing with some sensible nonsense. For readers, writers and word-lovers aged 8-12.  

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Little Lámha- Hibernating Hedgehogs

Wednesday 15th November, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 adult & child

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. November 15: Hibernating Hedgehogs! Let's help the hedgehogs have a cosy sleep for winter. We'll make a clay hedgehog and a little cosy bed for him to snooze in. Ages 1-3 years

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Mad Scientist Workshop

Saturday 18th November, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

This fun event will introduce children to the wonders of digital media and electronics. Participants will get a chance to invent their own game controllers, musical instruments, and digital drawing tools, using objects like carrots, play-dough, coins, even their own bodies. Children will explore the fundamentals of electronic circuitry and how simple tools and materials, when mixed with imagination, can make awesome things. No prior experience required! Ages 8-12 Please Note: Laptops required

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Make Your Own Electronic Instrument

Saturday 18th November, 2017 - 12:30 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Interested in electronics and music? Want to learn how to create a spooky 'magic' musical instrument that works without any form of touch - a theremin. Come along to Riverbank Arts Centre and create your own etherphone. Ages 13+ Please note: Laptops with Arduino installed required.

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December 2017

Porcelain Snowflakes

Saturday 2nd December, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join ceramic artist Isobel Egan for this creative and innovative workshop which will result in a unique porcelain snowflake for each participant. Following exercises to excite and inspire the imagination, children will roll, make, draw, score, mark, emboss images and learn how to apply colour to porcelain resulting in a beautiful porcelain snowflake for Christmas. Natural light will illuminate the magical translucent porcelain snowflake when hung by a window. Isobel will then take the porcelain snowflakes away to be fired…

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Little Lámha- Tree Time.

Wednesday 13th December, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 adult & child

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Let's make our own free-standing Christmas trees to decorate the table on Christmas day. We will make 3-D Christmas trees and decorate to our hearts content!

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