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Halloween Flipbook Animation Workshop with Joseph Orr

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Spooky season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to delve into the frightful world of flipbooks. Join us for this 90-minute workshop where you will learn to create a flipbook animation featuring your favourite Halloween monster. Flipbooks are ideal for those interested in drawing and animation. You will learn how to

€12

BrickFlicks and Movie Making Halloween Camp

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Become an animator and a film-maker in this special BrickFlicks and Movie Making Halloween Camp! Witches will fly and houses will be haunted as you learn how to build spooky animations. Then turn the camera around and create your own haunted live action movie.  With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take

€100

Halloween Art & Craft Camp with artist Virginia Byrne

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Get ready for a fun four-day program designed to unleash your imagination and storytelling skills! This course, tailored for kids aged 8 to 12, offers a dynamic exploration of creativity, and bringing ideas to life through engaging activities. The program is divided into two modules. During days 1 and 2, you'll immerse yourself in the

€120

Kildare Jazz Festival: Ta Tum Tum! Workshop (3-6 Years)

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Listen to the beat of your heart and unleash your little one's creativity in this exciting samba workshop for ages 3-6 with musicians Kasia and William. Discover the building blocks of samba as we play with rhythm and melody and explore music through creative movement, singing, sound exploration and body percussion! Little ones and their

€5

Kildare Jazz Festival: Ta Tum Tum! Workshop (7-12 years)

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Listen to the beat of your heart and unleash your little one's creativity in this exciting samba workshop for ages 7-12 years with musicians Kasia and William. Discover the building blocks of samba as we play with rhythm and melody and explore music through creative movement, singing, sound exploration and body percussion! Little ones and

€5

Kildare Jazz Festival: Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshop with Yves Lorrhan

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Afro-Brazilian dance is a joyful form of expression developed from African rhythms & movements. The natural rhythm of a diaspora culture combined with their Yoruba roots took on their own unique forms, transmitted orally through the resilience & powerful spirit of a community. We will be exploring Samba Dance, which is a joyful form of

€5

Tree Topper Felted Fairy & Christmas Crafts Workshop with Tamzen Lundy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate adult crafters. You will be guided through the basics of wet felting by Tamzen Lundy, Felt maker and Textile Artist. We will make a mantle top Christmas decoration and your very own Fairy tree topper for the Christmas season. A chance to learn the craft of wet-felt

€40

Creating Dance Theatre – Taster Workshop

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Open to adults (18 – 80+) No prior dance or theatre experience necessary Led by Kildare Dance Artist in Residence Philippa Donnellan and Theatre Artist Ruth Lehane. Come and take part in this lively taster dance-theatre workshop, beginning with an energising physical warm-up to stretch the body and awaken the senses. Together, we'll dig into the themes

€5

FELT AN ELF! Santa’s Hand Puppet Helper (7-9 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet felting, the world’s oldest form of textile making. They will also go home with their very own felted elf hand puppet, a perfect opener to the Christmas season! Forget the elf on the shelf this year and give your kids the gift of handmade,

€12

FELT AN ELF! Santa’s Hand Puppet Helper (10-12 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this fun afternoon, children will learn the basics of wet felting, the world’s oldest form of textile making. They will also go home with their very own felted elf hand puppet, a perfect opener to the Christmas season! Forget the elf on the shelf this year and give your kids the gift of handmade,

€12

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Mark-Making Workshop with Martina McDonald

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Martina McDonald for an evening of mark making. In this workshop participants will be encouraged to create a mess with art materials such as paint, pastels, chalks, markers and more. The practice of mark making is simple, fun and often calming. Martina will guide participants through a range of ways to create

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Mixed-Media Collage Workshop with Martina McDonald

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

With this fun, tactile workshop, Martina will guide participants in exploring the art of collage. The process is the more rewarding part of collaging - playing with layouts, colours and textures.  This workshop will be engaging and experimental. Encouraging participants to create unique collages in a relaxed environment. Participants can expect to get creative with

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Finger Painting Workshop with Martina McDonald

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Finger painting is an art that most of us have experienced in our childhood. While there’s no doubt about the fun element of this activity, it can also help to alleviate stress and encourage relaxation. Martina will guide participants through a series of tactile finger painting techniques on paper and canvas, encouraging participants to engage

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Smartphone Photography with Light Painting Workshop with Brian Cregan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Brighten up the dark winter evenings by taking part in a light painting workshop with artist photographer Brian Cregan. Brian will guide participants though basic photo skills with their smartphones, progressing on to get experimental with light. Participants will use mini torches to shape and form light. Dramatic effects like light trails in various colours

€10
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Online Poetry Workshop for Long Haulers with Nell Regan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for two relaxed and paced poetry online workshops designed to support people with Long Covid (as well as  other isolating health conditions such as ME/CFS ). No writing experience necessary - just a pen, paper and your phone with a photo of something/somewhere in nature that you love. The workshop will be paced for brain

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Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Manga Drawing Workshop with Amy Louise O’Callaghan (7-9 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Big Feelings: Exploring Emotions When Drawing Faces Budding artists will get the opportunity to learn how to draw an anime-inspired face, including eyes, mouths and hair, with a particular focus on exploring new ways to draw different emotions and feelings and bring characters to life.  Duration: 60 mins

€10
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Creating Dance Theatre – Taster Workshop

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Open to adults (18 - 80+) No prior dance or theatre experience necessary Come and take part in this lively taster dance-theatre workshop as part of a new performance project Stepping the Land led by Kildare Dance Artist in Residence Philippa Donnellan in collaboration with Theatre Artist Ruth Lehane. The workshop will begin with an energising

€5

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Smartphone Photography Skills Workshop with Brian Cregan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create compelling images and improve your Smartphone Photography skills through taking part in this workshop with artist photographer Brian Cregan. Taking inspiration from the local environment and surroundings, participants will learn about the hidden features and settings on their camera app that will give them more creative control in terms of composition, focus and exposure.

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Manga Drawing Workshop with Amy Louise O Callaghan (10-12 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Channel your creativity and storytelling skills by creating your own manga comic! Inspired by the dynamic and creative world of Japanese manga, participants will learn how to generate ideas, plan your page, set the scene and create your own mini comic.  Duration: 90 mins

€10
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Natural Impressions Workshop with Marta Golubowska

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

You are invited to take a dive in to the beauty of sleepy winter nature by capturing its impressions in clay. Guided by artist Marta Golubowska, participants will create unique ceramic tiles - experimenting with different colours of slip and impressions. Rendering the mood of worlds that live both inside and outside of ourselves. About

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Natural Impressions Workshop with Marta Golubowska

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

You are invited to take a dive in to the beauty of sleepy winter nature by capturing its impressions in clay. Guided by artist Marta Golubowska, participants will create unique ceramic tiles - experimenting with different colours of slip and impressions. Rendering the mood of worlds that live both inside and outside of ourselves. About

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Online Poetry Workshop for Long Haulers with Nell Regan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for two relaxed and paced poetry online workshops designed to support people with Long Covid (as well as  other isolating health conditions such as ME/CFS ). No writing experience necessary - just a pen, paper and your phone with a photo of something/somewhere in nature that you love. The workshop will be paced for brain

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Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop for Children

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Fighting Words Kildare are running a FREE story writing workshop for children aged 9-12 on Saturday, 3rd February from 10am to 12pm in celebration of St. Brigid. We will work together as a group to write a story surrounding St. Brigid before asking the writers to explore their own Brigid ideas. This workshop will be about tapping

free, booking essential

Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Fighting Words Kildare are running a FREE creative workshop for adults on Saturday, 3rd February from 1pm to 3pm in celebration of St. Brigid in all her forms. We will work together as a group to write the first half of a story surrounding Brigid before asking the writers/artists to explore their own Brigid ideas and stories. Writers and

free, booking essential
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Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

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Make Your Own Rag Doll with Olga Anacka (7-9 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create your own rag doll! In this workshop, children are offered a chance to design and create their own rag doll, regardless of gender and stereotypical representation. Having originally learned the skill from her grandmother as a child, artist Olga Anacka strives to bring doll making to another generation. Led by the artist, children will be

€10

Make Your Own Rag Doll with Olga Anacka (10-12 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create your own rag doll! In this workshop, children are offered a chance to design and create their own rag doll, regardless of gender and stereotypical representation. Having originally learned the skill from her grandmother as a child, artist Olga Anacka strives to bring doll making to another generation. Led by the artist, children will be

€12
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Patching Femininity Workshop with Olga Anacka

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This workshop with Olga Anacka will explore basics of patchwork and embroidery techniques through group activity. Inspired by St Brigid's Cape - one of the key tapestries from Olga’s Patching Femininity exhibition, participants will be encouraged to design, create and embroider an individual piece of fabric. The aim of this workshop is to develop a shared

€15

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Puffin Rock Workshops (4-6 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Puffin Rock Habitats is an exploratory journey through four enchanting habitats - Marine, Intertidal, Grassland & Wetland.  This immersive learning experience will be led by the beloved characters - Oona and Baba -  who introduce us to the rich diversity of plants, animals, and their intricate relationships within and between each habitat. As we explore each

free, booking essential
Recurring

Creating Dance Theatre – Taster Workshop

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Open to adults (18 - 80+) No prior dance or theatre experience necessary Come and take part in this lively taster dance-theatre workshop as part of a new performance project Stepping the Land led by Kildare Dance Artist in Residence Philippa Donnellan in collaboration with Theatre Artist Ruth Lehane. The workshop will begin with an energising

€5
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Puffin Rock Workshops (7-11 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Puffin Rock Habitats is an exploratory journey through four enchanting habitats - Marine, Intertidal, Grassland & Wetland.  This immersive learning experience will be led by the beloved characters - Oona and Baba -  who introduce us to the rich diversity of plants, animals, and their intricate relationships within and between each habitat. As we explore each

free, booking essential
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Make A Flipbook Animation Workshop with Joseph Orr

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Flipbooks are ideal for those interested in drawing and animation. You will learn how to use the basic principles of hand drawn animation to make your own creations come to life. The 10:30am morning session is a beginners workshop and perfect for those who are new to flipbooks. The  1pm session is an improvers workshop and ideal for anyone who has already

€12
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Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

Pay What You Can
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Patching Femininity Workshop with Olga Anacka

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This workshop with Olga Anacka will explore basics of patchwork and embroidery techniques through group activity. Inspired by St Brigid's Cape - one of the key tapestries from Olga’s Patching Femininity exhibition, participants will be encouraged to design, create and embroider an individual piece of fabric. The aim of this workshop is to develop a shared

€15

Easter Art Camp with Marta Golubowska

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for an adventure with Arts this Easter, where children will have a chance to experience working with artists and art educators from County Kildare. Under the lead of visual artist Marta Golubowska, we will get creative drawing, painting, designing, working with clay, paper, and more. There will be three guest artists working with different

€120

Digi-Creators Easter Camp

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Welcome to a world of storytelling using technology. During this 4 day Digi-Creators camp you will get lots of hands-on experience making your own movies, podcasts and stop motion animations. Create stories, build worlds and tell them in different ways. VIDEO: Lights, camera, action!. Think of an idea, build a story and script a short

€100
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Puffin Rock Workshops (4-6 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Puffin Rock Habitats is an exploratory journey through four enchanting habitats - Marine, Intertidal, Grassland & Wetland.  This immersive learning experience will be led by the beloved characters - Oona and Baba -  who introduce us to the rich diversity of plants, animals, and their intricate relationships within and between each habitat. As we explore each

free, booking essential
Recurring

Puffin Rock Workshops (7-11 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Puffin Rock Habitats is an exploratory journey through four enchanting habitats - Marine, Intertidal, Grassland & Wetland.  This immersive learning experience will be led by the beloved characters - Oona and Baba -  who introduce us to the rich diversity of plants, animals, and their intricate relationships within and between each habitat. As we explore each

free, booking essential
Recurring

Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

Pay What You Can

Intro to Comics Workshop with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

An introduction into comic making for new comic artists! Encouraging kids to write is no easy feat but comics are one of the best mediums for storytelling. In this 90 minute workshop they will learn about the key basics on how to create their own comic strip! From page layouts and panels, speech bubbles and

€10

Digital Illustration with Procreate Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Bring your imagination to life with digital illustration! A comprehensive guide on everything you need to know to get started with Procreate. Get to know your tools and all the cool features on Procreate to start your digital art journey off on the right foot! Requirements And iPad, preferably a newer one (iPad Pro, iPad

€10

National Drawing Day 2024 with Gráinne Bath Enright

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join artist Gráinne Bath Enright on National Drawing Day as she hosts a free drop-in workshop which aims to inspire and encourage creative spirits of all ages! Gráinne will provide tips on the essentials, such as how to simplify shapes and develop various drawing and sketching techniques. Gráinne’s informal workshop aims to inspire you to

Free, drop-in

Crazy Crafts and Whimsical Words with Greg Sinclair

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for this fun-filled workshop! ‘Seashells’ creator Greg Sinclair invites you and your family for 90mins of creativity and connection - where channelling your silliness is a must. The workshop is participatory, engaging and fun for children and adults alike. Together families will view the ‘Seashells’ film, gathering inspiration from the exquisite costumes and

€10
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Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

Pay What You Can