What’s on for September to December 2018

1 September, 2018

We have an exciting programme for teens aged 12-14 and 15-17 years this September – December. Don’t forget to book your place!

Tai Chi with Ching Xu

22 September
11.15am-1.30pm (12 – 14 years)
2.15-4.30pm (15-17 years).

Let’s get together and focus. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art great for balancing body and mind; its slow continuous movements and deep breathing focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination. This event has been organised to mark Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

Open House Dublin: Architectural Storytelling

Saturday 13 October
10.30am– 1.00pm (12-17 years)

In architecture, the most fascinating part of the design is often its story. During the workshop we will explore Dublin’s historical and modern landmarks, hear their stories and discuss techniques of architectural design. We will then create a video response highlighting some modern landmarks and tell stories about the life of 21st century Dublin for its future generations.

Halloween: Tawara Tōda Horror-Story Manga

Tuesday 30 October
10.30am – 1pm (12 – 14 years)
1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)

To celebrate Halloween, teens are invited to make a special horror-story manga. This workshop is based on a story of Tawara Tōda, a real-life figure who became cloaked in myth and mystery, as he befriends the Dragon King and battles a terrifying giant centipede! We will use pencils, colours, writing and bookbinding.

Exploration of 3D Printing: Curating an Exhibition

Friday 2 November
10.30am– 1.00pm (12-14 years)
1.45 – 4.15pm (15-17 years)

Join us this mid-term break to explore ‘Gift of the Lifetime’ exhibition and curate your own creative response. Meet Dr Jill Unkel, Curator of Western Collections, and learn how exhibitions are put together. Tech innovator and engineer Colin Keogh will introduce us to the 3D printing and how it can be used to replicate the history. We will then tour the galleries and pick our favourite objects before we create digital and 3D printed responses and interpretations of our preferred pieces.

THE 4S’s, Shakespeare, Samurai, Staging and Science

Sunday 11 November
1.30 – 4.30pm (12-17 years)

The cultural clash of renaissance England and feudal Japan will provide the impetus for examining how science and creativity meet in theatre. Using the Chester Beatty’s East Asian collection as visual inspiration and exploring key scenes from Japanese film-maker Akira Kurosawa’s work, this hands-on workshop will showcase how professional theatre making techniques are the perfect blend of science and creativity. This event has been organised to mark Science Week; in partnership with Gaiety School of Acting and generously supported by Science Foundation Ireland.

Beatty’s Christmas Bauble

Saturday 8 December
10.30am – 1pm (12 – 14 years)
1.45 – 4.15pm (15 – 17 years)

Pencil, design, create and spruce up the spruce with your own exclusive Beatty Baubles. Artist Ally Nolan will guide you as you invent your own art work inspired by our collections and transfer the design onto a custom-made Christmas decoration. *** Limited to 10 teens per session.

Open today 1pm–5pm

Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92