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CULTURE NIGHT: Under the Palms Music Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Under the palms is a rhythm workshop using Brazilian instruments, to include agogo, caxixi, pandeiro, surdo and many more. The workshop will be led by two Brazilian percussionists, Marcio Tarktarov and William Kanela, and a jazz drummer Miles Ronayne. No prior music experience needed. Artists: Marcio Tarktarov, William Kanela, Miles Ronayne. Duration: 45min Part of

free, booking essential

WORKSHOP: Make a Flipbook Animation!

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Learn how to make your very own flipbook animation with our Make a Flipbook Workshop! Flipbooks are ideal for those interested in drawing, illustration and cartoons and a great introduction into the world of hand-drawn animation. You will learn how to use the basic principles of hand drawn animation to make your own creations come

€12
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WORKSHOP: Drawing Workshop with Clodagh Kelly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This series of Autumn Drawing Workshops invites experienced and non-experienced artists to explore drawing. Just bring yourself and join a creative, friendly and supportive environment at Riverbank Arts Centre, where you can explore drawing and find your own unique creative voice, facilitated by visual artist Clodagh Kelly. All materials provided.

€10

WORKSHOP: Samhain Illustration Workshop with Brian Fitzgerald

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join illustrator and Kildare native Brian Fitzgerald for a fun workshop exploring the basics of designing, sketching and illustrating scary (or not) characters for your own Halloween story. Children will also have an opportunity to make their own Halloween mask. This workshop is suitable for any child who likes to draw, doodle and paint! Duration

€12

WORKSHOP: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Halloween Camp

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this special Halloween BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, witches will fly, houses will be haunted and graves will be creepy as you learn how to make your own spooky animations. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you on a journey from having a cool idea to making it into

€120
Recurring

WORKSHOP: Drawing Workshop with Clodagh Kelly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This series of Autumn Drawing Workshops invites experienced and non-experienced artists to explore drawing. Just bring yourself and join a creative, friendly and supportive environment at Riverbank Arts Centre, where you can explore drawing and find your own unique creative voice, facilitated by visual artist Clodagh Kelly. All materials provided.

€10

WORKSHOP: Glitch Art with Katie Whyte

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Discover Data Bending and Glitch Art with Artist Katie Whyte. Katie Whyte is an artist who uses data insertion to create glitches in digital photography and video (Glitch Art, Data Moshing and Data Bending). In this workshop Katie will introduce and explore the topic of Glitch and Glitch Art. Participants will then be guided through

€15

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WORKSHOP: Wet Felting with Tamzen Lundy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet felting, the worlds oldest form of textile making. This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for beginners. There will be plenty of soapy bubbles and soft fibres. Roll up your sleeves and rub a dub dub! 10am Magic Wand Pencils

€12
Recurring

WORKSHOP: Wet Felting with Tamzen Lundy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet felting, the worlds oldest form of textile making. This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for beginners. There will be plenty of soapy bubbles and soft fibres. Roll up your sleeves and rub a dub dub! 10am Magic Wand Pencils

€12

WORKSHOP: Christmas Felting Workshop with Tamzen Lundy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Make your very own Scandinavian style Santa Claus!  Your Santa Claus can be used as a wine bottle topper to gift to a neighbour or to dress your own Christmas table! Adult participants will be introduced to a few wet felting techniques, including an introduction to wet felting in 3D. All materials will be provided

€20

SCHOOLS WORKSHOP: Tamzen Lundy Wet Felting Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet-felting, the worlds oldest form of textile making.  This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for beginners. There will be plenty of soapy bubbles and soft fibres. Roll up your sleeves and rub a dub dub!  Tamzen (former chairperson Feltmakers Ireland

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 the workshop you will be encouraged to create a mess with art materials! The practice of mark making is simple, fun and often calming. Martina will guide you through a range of ways to create different marks and textures on paper. These elements

€10

ARTIST TALK: Freedom of Choice Panel Discussion & Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Curated by visual artist Clodagh Kelly, Freedom of Choice exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of ten women. Created by ten participating artists, the exhibition explores a range of topics including mental health, psychiatry and journeys of healing, nature, fertility, childbirth, visibility, homelessness and violence. Join the artists for a panel discussion (7pm) prompted by

free, booking essential

WORKSHOP: The Ballad of Freaked Out Freddy – Interactive Storytelling with Paul Timoney

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Ballad Of Freaked Out Freddy begins with a little story about a normally, happy-go-lucky lad named Freddy who gets some rather spiky thoughts from time. He tries a couple of tricks to smooth out those spiky thoughts, but it's not always easy to come up with ways to do so by oneself, so it

€5

WORKSHOP: Make a Flipbook Animation Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Imbolc marks the beginning of Spring and what better way to celebrate this traditional Gaelic festival than by bringing some Celtic mythology and designs to life. Join animator Joseph Orr for this 90-minute workshop where you will learn to create your own Flipbook animation. Flipbooks are ideal for those interested in drawing and animation. You

€12

WORKSHOP: Carding with Keith

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Keith Walsh for a workshop of card-making and mindfulness. Rediscover the joy and fun of drawing, colouring and writing, while creating original cards for yourself and for loved ones. Over this 90-minute workshop, you can take time out to think about yourself and your life, and meet new people in a friendly environment. Suitable

€15

WORKSHOP: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this special BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn all the basics of how to animate in stop motion using your favourite LEGO character. Shoot spells, fight superheroes, blast rockets or fall through portals, use your imagination to make your very own movies. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you

€90

WORKSHP: BrickFlicks Level-Up Camp

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Have you already become a BrickFlicks animator? Then it’s time to level up! Bring your animating skills to the next level by learning what it is like to make your very own movie from start to finish. Build on the skills you have already made by learning about lighting and animating special effects as well

€90

WORKSHOP: Children’s Yoga & Storytelling Fun with Johnny Magory

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join the author of the popular Adventures of Johnny Magory series, Emma-Jane Leeson, and renowned children’s yoga teacher Sarah Cahill from Play Like Apes for storytelling, music and yoga fun. Suitable for up to 8 years, the interactive, movement based workshop will revolve around Johnny Magory’s outdoor adventures with the children recreating the wildlife yoga poses from

€10

WORKSHOP: Creative Writing Workshop with Children’s Author Emma-Jane Leeson

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join the author of the popular Adventures of Johnny Magory series, Emma-Jane Leeson for a 90 minute creative writing workshop suitable for young writers aged 8-12 years. This fun, engaging workshop will help the children to stretch their imaginations and develop characters and plots. Duration 90 mins.

€10

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WORKSHOP: Cloud Drawing & Illustration Workshop with Chris Judge

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join author/ illustrator Chris Judge and create your own ‘Daily Cloud’ illustrations. A Daily Cloud is a series of illustrations created by Chris based on his online cloud drawings. Let your imagination wonder in the clouds, observe and draw the fantastical friendly creatures hiding in the clouds and discover their exciting stories in a relaxed and fun

€8 – €10
Recurring

WORKSHOP: Cloud Drawing & Illustration Workshop with Chris Judge

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join author/ illustrator Chris Judge and create your own ‘Daily Cloud’ illustrations. A Daily Cloud is a series of illustrations created by Chris based on his online cloud drawings. Let your imagination wonder in the clouds, observe and draw the fantastical friendly creatures hiding in the clouds and discover their exciting stories in a relaxed and fun

€8 – €10

WORKSHOP: Wet Felting a Funky Feline with Tamzen Lundy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this full day course, participants will learn the basics of wet-felting, the world's oldest form of textile making. This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for complete beginners and/or intermediate felt-makers who wish to explore 3D felting around a resist template. Tamzen (former chairperson Felt-makers Ireland and textile professional of

€35

WORKSHOP: Easter Art Camp with Marta Golubowska

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for an adventure with Arts this Easter! In this camp 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 with drawing, designing, clay, paper, painting and more. Each day a guest artist will join

WORKSHOP: Digi-Creators 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

€120

WORKSHOP: Design Manga Characters with Amy Louise O’ Callaghan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Seen in Pokémon, Studio Ghibli films and much more, Japanese manga and anime is well-known for its particular style, including big, expressive eyes, creative hairstyles and playful character design. In this introductory workshop, participants will be shown how to draw “anime” style, including heads and faces, different expressions and colouring tips. In the end, they

€10

WORKSHOP: Manga Comic Book Workshop with Amy Louise O’Callaghan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Comics and manga are a fun and creative way to tell a story, exercising your skills in both drawing and writing. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the world of comics, including character design, idea generation and storytelling, as well as how to use panels, sound effects and other useful tips for telling

€12

WORKSHOP: Sean-Nós Workshop with Inni-K

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K) for this interactive, fun 1.5 hour workshop in sean-nós and traditional singing, where Eithne will teach two songs - one in Irish and one in English in her characteristic informal, welcoming and informative manner. No previous experience required. Lyrics will be provided. Fáilte roimh gach éinne / Everyone welcome. Note: Ní gá

€10

WORKSHOP: Finding Form Workshop with Vera McEvoy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

We invite you for an evening of investigation and creative play with artist Vera McEvoy. Inspired by the exhibition Finding Form - Selected Works from Kildare's Municipal Art Collection, this workshop will explore the concept of ‘finding form’ in a fun, engaging way. Vera will lead participants in creating tactile forms with clay, fabric, sticks and

€10

WORKSHOP: 4-Panel Comic Workshop with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

There are hidden storytellers among us! But many kids have the same dilemma that professional writers face when confronted by a blank sheet of paper- “I don’t know what to write!” Encouraging kids to write is no easy feat. What makes comics a great fit for young storytellers is that they require only a few

€10

WORKSHOP: Zines are Cool! with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A whizz-bang introduction into zines, the little booklets that could. In this 90 minute workshop you’ll be learning to make your own 8 page folded zine, bringing your own idea to life. Discover the world of zine making. Zine (like magazine) is a handmade publication or mini book that you make yourself with a focus

€10

WORKSHOP: ‘Uncovering the Unseen’ with artist Martina McDonald

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create your own scratch paintings & more Join visual artist Martina McDonald for an evening of play, painting and scratching the surface…quite literally! Inspired by Kildare Art Collective’s exhibition Unseen, Martina will lead participants through an evening of creative excavation. Experimenting with oil pastels, paint and charcoal to create artworks through the process of elimination. Scratching

FAMILY: Family Drumming Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Enjoy the energy of Group drumming in a friendly Group environment with Jabba JabbaJembe. This interactive  workshop is family friendly allowing all ages to learn and play a vast range of Drums and Percussion instruments. Learn about the origins of the instruments, how to play rhythms with your body and voice, discover rhythms  from across the globe. Jabba JabbeJembe has been providing

free, booking essential
Recurring

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Selma Daniel & Little Lion Dance Theatre Presents – moving words

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

moving words is a story-time workshop with live dance performance for early years that combines dance & the reading of a selected picture book. moving words aims to aims to bring children closer to reading and dancing. moving words aims to bring children closer to reading and dancing. Each ticket covers one child and one

free, booking essential
Recurring

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Selma Daniel & Little Lion Dance Theatre Presents – moving words

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

moving words is a story-time workshop with live dance performance for early years that combines dance & the reading of a selected picture book. moving words aims to aims to bring children closer to reading and dancing. moving words aims to bring children closer to reading and dancing. Each ticket covers one child and one

free, booking essential
Recurring

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Selma Daniel & Little Lion Dance Theatre Presents – moving words

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

moving words is a story-time workshop with live dance performance for early years that combines dance & the reading of a selected picture book. moving words aims to aims to bring children closer to reading and dancing. moving words aims to bring children closer to reading and dancing. Each ticket covers one child and one

free, booking essential

WORKSHOP: Flip Book Animation Workshop with Joseph Orr

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Flip books 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 stick-figure adventure. The workshop is a mixture of live demonstrations, easy to follow drawing guides and practical hands-on creativity. All materials are provided and you get to

€12

WORKSHOP: Abstracting the Landscape with Niamh Hynan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Niamh Hynan for an evening of abstracting the landscape. In this workshop you will be encouraged to create your own landscape painting. The practice of gestural abstract painting is energetic and engaging. Niamh will guide you through methods of creating gestural marks and forms that will capture the essence of your landscape. Colour

€10

SUMMER CAMP: Songwriting Summer Camp with Megan O’Neill

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Chart topping and multi-award winning singer- songwriter Megan O’Neill returns to Riverbank to host a week long musical workshop for young people aged 9-12 years exploring songwriting, lyric writing, collaborating and performance. Each student will write at least one full song in these four days (although some will write more) and

€120

SUMMER CAMP: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this special BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn all the basics of how to animate in stop motion using your favourite LEGO character. Shoot spells, fight superheroes, blast rockets or fall through portals, use your imagination to make your very own movies. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you on

€120

WORKSHOP: Creative Writing Summer Camp with Emma-Jane Leeson

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join the author of the popular The Adventures of Johnny Magory series, Emma-Jane Leeson for a Creative Writing Summer Camp for 7-13 year olds. Learn how to write your own book in this 5 day camp. The camp will help students to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing in a fun,

€120

Recurring

I See You Like This – Photo Portrait Making

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ever wondered how you look through a child’s eyes? Are you whacky and wonderful, or a little spikey and colourful? Join Aussie artist Jessica Wilson, as she facilitates a weekend of photo-portrait-making where your child is pulling the shots! With a child centred vision, I See You Like This invites each child to art direct

€5

I See You Like This – Drop-In Photo Portrait Making

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ever wondered how you look through a child’s eyes? Are you whacky and wonderful, or a little spikey and colourful? Join Aussie artist Jessica Wilson, as she facilitates a weekend of photo-portrait-making where your child is pulling the shots! With a child centred vision, I See You Like This invites each child to art direct

Free Event
Recurring

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