What's On

Saturday 25 October,

PAWS - The International Pictures and Words Storytelling Festival

The first PAWS Festival will be held in glór this year and the festival will highlight art, storytelling, literature, comics, education, the Irish language, film, theatre, traditional storytelling and other media in which stories are told.

There will be a free open day for everyone to attend with stalls from comic creators, poets, novelists, illustrators, book publishers, etc. to show the variety of ways in which we tell stories.

There will also be workshops (bilingual using Irish and English) on How to Tell Tales Through Pictures and Words, with all materials provided:

  • Ages 5-8 years with parents: 11.30am - 12.10pm,  €5
    This is a workshop doing drawings for kids and their parents starting with a 15 minute storytelling session from Eddie Lenihan.
     
  • Ages 9-13 years: 2pm – 3.30pm, €8
    In this workshop kids will create a small comic strip.  This workshop also includes a free Irish language comic.
Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 October, 10am - 3.30pm, €40 for 2 days

Createschool Stop-Motion Workshops

Suitable for ages 8-12 years

Ever wanted to bring your Lego mini figures to life?

Well now you can thanks to Createschool's brand new stop motion workshop. Experienced tutors will share tips and techniques on set building, filming, editing and creating sound scapes. Lego figures will come to life as they walk and talk through a forest landscape.

Participants will work in small groups to collaborate and create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movie and then to film and produce it. The workshop is focussed on hands on learning and all participants will receive a certificate of participation and a copy of their movie!

All materials are supplied though we would encourage participants to bring along their own favourite Lego character & a packed lunch.

Thursday 30 October, 10.30am -12pm & 12.30pm – 2pm, €8 (materials included)

Mask Making Workshops

with Ana Colomer from Tic Toc Puppets

Animals, monsters, super heroes... make your own mask this Halloween.
Using paper, cardboard and other recycled materials, this workshop is fun, crafty and creative. 

For ages 7-12 years

From Thursday 6 & Saturday 8 November for 7 weeks, 10.15am & 11.15am, €55 per child per term

Gymboree

for 3-6 year olds

Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music, over 20 different Styles RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253.
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

From Saturday 8 November for 5 weeks, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €55
(€50 for 2nd child / €40 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Terms starting Tuesday 7 October & Tuesday 11 November,

Kindermusik Baby & Toddler Class with Anita - October & November 2014 terms

For ages newborn to 3.5 year olds

Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance (no talent required!), and giggle together. Your child will learn and grow through activities that stimulate brain growth, build motor skills, enhance social-emotional development, and much more.

Parents know instinctively what scientists have proven: young children thrive on music. All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement. They rock and swing their children, put them to sleep with lullabies, make them laugh with nursery rhymes. Kindermusik is the world’s most trusted music movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. 

Digital home material: 
Music downloads: All of the songs, rhymes, stories and sounds from class are easy to download and add to your music collection.  Monthly literature book is included in e-book format, with pages you can turn yourself, and a page-by-page audio read-aloud that you can turn on or off.  Activity buttons take you to a variety of different activity types, including dance and movement instructions, fingerplay demonstrations and instructions, together-in-the-kitchen activities, music time, listening games, vocal play activities, video field trips, find-it/count-it style activities, ideas for pretend play, and more.

To view a class schedule, please click here.

For more information or to book, contact Anita directly:
Mobile:   089 983 7551
Email:    kindermusikwithanita@gmail.com

8 weeks from Wednesday 12 November, 10.15am - 11.15am, €130

Mindfulness through Breathing

Led by Josephine Sweeney

Mindfulness can help clarify every situation by focusing on the breath, allowing space and creativity to experience what is already present, bringing gentle kindness to yourself and others around you.

A prerequisite to attend this course includes participation on the 6 week Guided Meditation course which starts on Wednesday 24th September.

For booking or further information please contact Josephine Sweeney on 087 6926715 | info@serenitywithin.ie   |  www.serenitywithin.ie