Monday, 17 November 2014

Santa is getting ready for A Wonderful Woodland Christmas

Watch our stop motion animations of Santa enjoying himself in the woods before our Christmas event. Watch out for more.
The event is on for families on 13th and 14th of December at 3pm or we are available for group bookings throughout December. Contact 086 3027602 or creativeardagh@gmail.com for bookings and enquiries.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Gift vouchers now available

We now have gift vouchers for our family events available, and don't forget the many other Christmas gift ideas in our Midir and Etain craft gallery including beautiful handmade items by the Creative Longford group. Contact us and we will be happy to let you browse at a time that suits you.

Monday, 10 November 2014

A Wonderful Woodland Christmas!


It's that time of year again already! Our Christmas event is woodland themed this year, featuring stories such as the Gruffalo's Child, Stickman, Rabbit's Winter Walk, The Very Snowy Christmas, One Snowy Night, The Little Reindeer, Narnia and many more.
The event will include a Christmas art workshop with a woodland twist which will be ongoing as each family gets to visit Santa without having to queue. You can just relax, explore our magical indoor winter woods, as well as our outdoor one and enjoy tea, coffee, hot chocolate and Christmas treats before you leave.
Prices: Adult €5, Children €8 or a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) €24.
Early booking is advised as it usually books up quickly. Extra sessions may be available subject to demand.

Group Special
The year we are also offering the event package to preschool, school or other groups throughout December including an extra drama workshop in the two hour session. Prices €4 per person for one hour, €6 per person for one and a half hours or €8 per person for two hours for groups over 10. (Supervising adults free). Normal event prices apply for groups under 10. Contact us on 086 3027602 or creativeardagh@gmail.com to arrange your visit.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Exciting new course starting next week

Elements of Art course
Creative Ardagh are delighted to announce this exciting new art course which will run in two separate sessions on Thursdays in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre, Ardagh, Co. Longford starting on 25th September 2014. The first class from 12.30 to 1.30pm will be open to all ages from toddlers to adults. The second from 4.00 to 5.00pm will be aimed at the 4-12 year age group. Each class will cost €5 per person with occasional extra charges for materials which will be advertised in advance.

We are also running this  for outreach programmes in venues around the county (€7 per person) starting in St. Mary's Community Centre, Edgeworthstown on Monday 29th September. Subject to demand two classes will run from 2.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 4.15pm weekly.

Contact us if you would like to arrange it in a venue near you (Email creativeardagh@gmail.com or call Annette on (086) 3027602). Check out creativeardaghartelements.blogspot.ie for more details, to participate from home or to download lesson plans for schools.

Halloween fun returns for Year Four

Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardry returns for Year Four over the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th or Monday 27th October at 3pm. Visit the Forbidden Forest, take part in potion's class and an art workshop and have lots more fun. Early booking advised (Extra morning sessions may be announced later subject to demand). Adults €5 (including tea/coffee), Children €8, Family of 4 €24 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children).

Monday, 11 August 2014

Discover Primary Science & Maths Centre accreditation

We are delighted to now be an accredited Discover Primary Science and Maths Centre. We currently offer the DPSM workshops below. See the School Programmes tab and www.primaryscience.ie for more details.
Please click on the link to access our other Sample Lesson plans for primary schools: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFSQbxeISN4Ql80R08wOUdmS0E/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Summer camp fun

The first week of our Summer Camp was a great success. Week two is nearly upon us and there are only two places left. Join us for five fun-filled days of arts, crafts and creativity of all sorts.
Monday 11th to Friday 15th August - 9.30am to 3.00pm
Ages 5 to 13










Get your thinking book out, brainstorm ideas with us, pick your own theme and the group will decide the direction of project for the week.

Individual and group activities will include some or all of the following: drawing, painting, printing, collage, tie-dying, felting, weaving, stuffed toy and costume making, embroidery, pottery, model-making, animation, construction and large-scale sculpture, creative writing, dressing up and drama, nature walks, den building and science experiments

Camp co-ordinators: Annette Corkery MLitt in Creative Education and Ann Gerety Smyth BA(Hons)

Bring your lunch and two snacks, rain gear and wellies, a white cotton t-shirt (or other cotton items) for tie-dying and an A5 sketchpad. Wear suitable clothing for messy art activities and outdoor play.

1 child €75; 2+ children €70 each per week (includes all materials)

Call 086 3027602 or email creativeardagh@gmail.com for enquiries and booking forms (or right-click on the form below to save and print yourself)
€50 deposit per child required to secure your place.