Tuesday 20 December 2011

Bat Girl and the Tooth Fairies

The 8 to 12 year olds made a film as part of Block 2. We had the premiere for parents and relations yesterday and now have the video on our YouTube channel. This was all written and performed in less than two hours after the idea arose in the creativity class. Well done everyone involved. Enjoy!

Monday 19 December 2011

Christmas events a great success

We had great fun with all our guests at the Who can save Christmas? events at the weekend. Thanks to all who took part and made it special, especially all our Who volunteers. Here's a few pictures, see more on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ardagh-Heritage-and-Creativity-Centre/158431164224164?sk=wall)

Saturday 17 December 2011

Ready and waiting

We are so excited about Who can save Christmas? this weekend. Everything is ready and waiting for our visitors. We can't wait for the fun to begin. Still places available at 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) and 1pm on Sunday. Here's a few sneak peaks:

Friday 16 December 2011

We have snow!

The snow has arrived in time for our Christmas events. The woods are looking very festive and the transformation inside is almost complete. Still places available at 1pm and 4pm tomorrow and 1pm on Sunday.

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Sunday at 4.00pm booked out

The 4.00pm Who can save Christmas? event on Sunday 18th is now completely booked out. Still some places available at 1.00 pm Sunday and 1.00 and 4.00 pm on Saturday 17th. Contact (086) 3027602 or creativeardagh@gmail.com to book.

Friday 2 December 2011

Christmas family events

Come and join us for family fun on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th December at 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm. Help us rescue the spirit of Christmas and join in a Christmas art workshop. Prices: Adults €5 (including tea/coffee) Child: €8 (including art workshop and treats) Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): €24.
Early booking advised as places are limited. Call (086) 3027602 or email creativeardagh@gmail.com.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Craft sharing evenings

We are now hosting informal craft swop and share evenings on Tuesdays from 8.00 to 9.00pm. This is a chance to meet up with other craft enthusiasts and share ideas and techniques and maybe learn a new craft. With three weeks to Christmas it might be a good chance to create some Christmas cards, presents or decorations. All welcome, just bring along your craft knowledge and some materials. €5 per person. Ring (086) 3027602 or email creativeardagh@gmail.com before Monday 5th December to let us know you are coming.

Sunday 27 November 2011

Another busy week

We had another busy week this week, here's a few pictures of what was happening:

Still-life painting:

8 to 12 years


Creative Textiles

4 to 7 years
The 4 to 7 year olds are continuing to work on their alien landscape. Last week they painted the background and this week started constructing buildings and landscape features. Watch out for the aliens coming soon!

13 to 18 years

Jesse Tree Symbols
The First Communion class from St. Mel's NS, Ardagh and Scoil Bhríde, Glen also visited us during the week to make symbols for the Jesse Tree which will be on the altar in St Brigid's Church, Ardagh during advent. Thanks to Sr. Maria for organising the visit and to Claire Flood, Aisling Conway and Mary Jones who accompanied them.

Sunday 20 November 2011

8 to 12 years - Block 2

The 8 to 12 year olds are working on a puppetry or stop-motion project in groups for Block 2. They have already designed story-boards and started working on models. We have some interesting ideas developing which will result in either short animated clips or puppet shows by Christmas. There are still places available and it's not too late to join in for this block. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it develops. Watch out for more photos over the next few weeks.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Recent toddler mornings

The parent and toddler creative mornings continue on Wednesdays from 10.00 to 11.00am. Feel free to drop in any week that suits. Here's some of the recent creations: