SUMMER PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS JULY/ AUGUST
21 Jul 2010 - 31 Aug 2010
Summer workshops, 2009 photo by Kate Horgan
Venue: Highlanes Gallery
Admission: EUR30.00

Programme for Children:

Join artists and facilitators in exploring the artwork and ideas in the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and the current temporary exhibition The Marienbad Palace this summer for 3 unique workshop sessions, each over three days.

The 3-day workshop blocks are age appropriate for 5-8yr olds (W1), 9-12yr olds (W2) and teenagers 13-17yrs (W3) and delivered on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10.45am-1.00pm.
Cost: The blocks are €30 for the three days, with materials included.
There is a 10% reduction for Friends of Highlanes Gallery, and for 2 or more children from one family.

9-12 years Week 2: W28, T29, F30 July, 10.45am-1.00pm (each day)
Join artist Raphael Hynes exploring Drogheda through the Ages in considering the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, making individual paintings and constructing a 3D model of Medieval Drogheda as a group.

13-17 years Week 3: W4, T5, F6 August, 10.45am-1.00pm (each day)
Artists Declan Kelly and Els Borghart considers perception and ideas of reality through the exhibition The Marienbad Palace. The group will consider and explores ideas of the natural world through the eyes of other creatures large and small using a broad range of media.

Programme for Adults:

Workshop: Tuesday 27 July, 11.00am-1.00pm
Drogheda as a theme
Join artist Raphael Hynes to consider the current exhibition selected from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection that focuses on Drogheda through three centuries. Participants are invited to bring in sketches, photographs or material relating to place, be it Drogheda or their home place.
Cost: €15, 10% concessions apply for Friends of Highlanes Gallery, materials supplied

Gallery Talk: Tuesday 10 August, 1.00pm
Drogheda Municipal Art Collection: Drogheda
Join Brendan Matthews, Community Historian and Archivist at Millmount Museum, author of a History of Stamullen, the Burning of Balbriggan by the Black & Tans in 1920 and Tower of Strength; A History of the Millmount Museum Complex in Drogheda.
Cost: Free, donation of €2 encouraged

Workshop: Tuesday 3 August, 11.00am-1.00pm
An exploration of the world around us through light and shadow
Declan Kelly and Els Borghart consider the current exhibition The Marienbad Palace using some blind drawing exercises, demonstrating some drawing techniques, and looking at tone and shadow.
Cost: €15, 10% concessions apply for Friends of Highlanes Gallery, materials supplied

Heritage Week

Gallery Reading: Thursday 26 August, 12.00pm

Artist Amanda Coogan reads the short story The Enormous Space by J.G. Ballard. The story is the starting point of the current exhibition The Marienbad Palace, curated by Jacqui McIntosh.
Cost: Free, donation of €2 encouraged

Gallery Talk: Thursday 26 August, 1.30pm
Historian Seán Collins discusses the current exhibition selected from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection featuring the mace and sword of Drogheda
Cost: Free, donation of €2 encouraged

Booking is advised; telephone Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly on 041 – 9803311, places limited for all workshops.

Gallery Opening hours are:
Monday- Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday and Bank Holidays

Book a free tour for groups or individuals, or drop in and ask the gallery invigilators.

And throughout the summer...
Thursdays at 11.00am: Tours for children and babies (with adults) €5, children free (complimentary coffee and scone afterwards, lemonade for children)

Fridays at 11.00am: Tours for adults €5, (complimentary coffee and scone afterwards)

Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners of Andersons Cafe and Louth Craftmark.

Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth T. + 353 (0) 41 9803311, W. www.highlanes.ie

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