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FAMILY: Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will

FAMILY: Opowiadania Super Paua/ Warsztat Rodzinny

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this workshop we’ll be listening to KLOSZ, one of the Opowiadania Super Paua, and doing a creative task together. KLOSZ is the exciting story of a child and their aunt on a train journey, who discover the train is filled with magical creatures on a mission of their own... This event will be delivered

€5

Outdoor Poetry Workshop with Nell Regan

Japanese Gardens Irish National Stud, Tully, Kildare, Ireland

We are delighted to present an outdoor poetry workshop with poet Nell Regan, in the beautiful surroundings of the Japanese Gardens. Starting with a tour of the famous gardens at the Irish National Stud, participants will be encouraged to capture their surroundings through writing exercises and to write their own short nature poems. No experience

€20

Work-in-Progress & Workshop: WATERBIRTH

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Waterbirth – A Work-in-Progress Performance Come and join Darn Skippy Productions for this work-in-progress presentation of Waterbirth, a new play about motherhood and climate change – and join the company live on ZOOM immediately afterwards for a feedback session and creative workshop. Marina is pregnant and the climate is in crisis. But she’s fine. Everything is fine.

FREE

Recurring

WORKSHOP: Songwriting with Laura Walsh

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Children aged 5-12 are invited to join Laura Walsh as we create a brand new song! Using a variety of percussion instruments and fun, easy to use software, we will create our song as a team. Making beats and backing music is easier than you think, and we can write our song about anything you

€5

DRAWING WORKSHOP: ‘INVISIBLE CORDS’ with Clodagh Kelly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this drawing workshop with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials and the exhibition. Themes from nature may be explored, others may want to look at a personal response to their experience of social media, how we experience choice, materialism, freedom or humanity, the human

€10

Recurring

Drawing Workshop: Invisible Cords with Clodagh Kelly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

We now live in very different communities since Covid, with different social norms, what are the Cords that keep us separate or together?  In this series of drawing workshops with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials.  Themes from nature may be

€10

Workshop Week: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this special BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn how to make your own mini Lego movie! "Wizards & Spells" or "Superheroes in Action" ? What will you choose to make your story come alive?  All it takes is a mobile device and your imagination! With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will

€120

WORKSHOP: Exquisite Portraits – Tactile Insects with Jennifer O’Brien

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Exquisite Portraits: our world’s tiniest creatures show their many faces! Taking inspiration from the magical world of insects we will explore their many innovative and often colourful adaptations to life (better than fantasy fiction in many cases). Selecting from a mix of nature's treasures — a collection of the curious and the ordinary, made extraordinary

€10

Recurring

Drawing Workshop: Invisible Cords with Clodagh Kelly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

We now live in very different communities since Covid, with different social norms, what are the Cords that keep us separate or together?  In this series of drawing workshops with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials.  Themes from nature may be

€10

Recurring

Drawing Workshop: Invisible Cords with Clodagh Kelly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

We now live in very different communities since Covid, with different social norms, what are the Cords that keep us separate or together?  In this series of drawing workshops with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials.  Themes from nature may be

€10

CHILDRENS WORKSHOP: Monster Doodle

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join the Doodle Doctor in making a massive Monster Doodle! What kind of monster do you imagine? Are they friendly or scary? How many eyes so they have? How many tongues? Noses?! The Doodle Doctor will be on-hand to help you take part in a massive collaborative drawing on a giant piece of paper. Grab

FREE, booking advised

FAMILY: CBI Book Clinic

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Then pop along to Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic! Chat to the Book Doctor, consult on your favourite reads and leave with a prescription for your next book which you can take to your local

free, booking essential

FAMILY: Ta Tum Tum!

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ta Tum Tum is an educational music performance with 4 piece band, designed for children and their adults to explore popular music with a Brazilian twist in a creative, integrative and fun way! The performance will be followed by a workshop where children will have a chance to play real instruments from Brazil and learn

free, booking essential

WORKSHOP: Artzone Summer Camp 2022

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Artzone are back in the venue! Students aged 5-12 years will cover a range of art projects including painting, drawing, materials manipulation and clay construction, with lots of personal design and creativity input. The theme for this year will be ‘Summer Time Fun’ Our camps are run by qualified art teachers, with strict safety protocols,

€100 – €120

SUMMER CAMP: Songwriting with Megan O’Neill

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Chart topping and multi-award winning singer- songwriter Megan O’Neill is hosting 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 there will be the option to design

€5 – €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

CULTURE NIGHT: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Interested in writing? Want to explore different worlds and characters? Join Fighting Words Kildare in Riverbank Arts Centre on Culture Night, for an adult creative writing workshop. Fighting Words workshops are full of creativity as you will write original stories collectively and individually with the help of Fighting Words mentors. Warning: you will have a

free, booking essential

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
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: 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

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
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

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
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