1 July, 2018

Meet local makers Vicky Twomey-Lee and Ally Nolan who will work with Teens aged 12-14 & 15-17 years this July 2018. Booking essential for all of these workshops.

Cross-stitch Patterns

Monday 16 July
10.30am – 1pm (aged 12-14 years)
2-4.30pm (15-17 years)

During this workshop we will create an old-fashioned book of cross-stitch designs. Meet Maker-In-Residence Vicky Twomey-Lee and learn how to change an image from the Coetivy Hours into a pattern suitable for stitching. All works will be included in a booklet which can be presented as a gift.


Tuesday 17 July
10.30am-1pm (aged 12-14 years)
2-4.30pm (15-17 years).

Meet Maker-in-Residence Vicky Twomey-Lee to discover the world of e-textiles used for fashion, textile design and as an art form. You will be introduced to e-textiles materials and simple LED circuit schematics to create your own e-textiles circuit and bring one of the Coetivy characters to life.

Board Games

Wednesday 18 July
10.30am-1pm (aged 12-14 years)
2-4.30pm (15-17 years).

Calling all gamers: let’s get together to create board games inspired by hybrids and animals of Coetivy Hours. Give your characters special abilities and powers so they can combat each other in the story created by you!

Vicky Twomey-Lee is a software engineer and currently organises tech events. Her love of game design was featured at the annual Inspirefest, a festival held in Dublin celebrating science, technology, engineering, art and maths. If you are interested in tech, are a ‘techy’ or just like making things, then Vicky is the person to talk to and work with this week.

Bring a manuscript to life

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 July
10.30am-1pm (aged 12-14 years)
2-4.30pm (15-17 years)

Ally Nolan, winner of Future Fashion Award, 2017, will work with teens for 2 days and design their own contemporary manuscript piece inspired by the beautiful French manuscript Coetivy. The workshop will explore the use of modern technologies and hand craft techniques to create a unique and individual artwork.

Ally Nolan is a fashion designer and studied in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She is really interested in how new technologies can be embraced and integrated into fashion design. Her work aims to marry the old with the new; combining labour-intensive needlework, beading, and textile manipulation with 3D printing and laser cutting. During her design and technology residency at the Festival of Curiosity she created a piece made of 800 hand sewn laser cut petals was awarded the overall Future Fashion Award. Materials provided.

Dublin Maker and Festival of Curiosity

Saturday 21 July
10.30am-2pm (ages 12-17).

Our Creative Lab will visit the annual Dublin Maker and Festival of Curiosity to discover DIY, electronics, inventions, crafts and much more. Please note this is an off-site event.

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Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

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Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92