Online Workshops & How-To Videos

Chester Beatty offers a wide range of ways to learn about and engage with our collections. This selection of online videos gives a taste of what we offer at our workshops and activities prepared to inspire creativity and learning. From drawing to family activities, storytelling and cooking demos, there is something for all levels and interests inspired by the Chester Beatty Collections.

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Image of Maker-in-Residence Pantea Karimi leading an education workshop on scientific characters at the Chester Beatty in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2019.

Drawing Activities

How to do a 3D drawing

Watch this drawing demonstration with artist Roxana Manouchehri and learn how to create your own 3D drawing using very simple techniques.

For more information about drawing why not check our drawing pack here

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How to do a contour drawing

Watch this drawing demonstration with artist Roxana Manouchehri and learn how to do a contour drawing.

For more information about drawing why not check our drawing pack here

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How to draw a squid

Inspired by a remarkable book of sketches by Hokusai called Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawing this video by artist Heather Gray shows you steps of how to draw a squid.

Why not look at some more sketches of flora and fauna, landscapes and supernatural to continue your exploration of drawing?

For more information about drawing why not check our drawing pack  here

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How to draw with string 

Watch this art demonstration with artist Megan Scott and learn how to create a drawing with string.

For more information about drawing why not check our drawing pack  here

 

Music by Fesliyan Studios Inc.

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How to draw a mythical creature

Watch this drawing demonstration with artist Roxana Manouchehri and learn how to draw a mythical creature inspired by the Chester Beatty Collection.

For more information about drawing why not check our drawing pack here

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How to draw a face

Watch this drawing demonstration with artist Roxana Manouchehri and learn how to draw a face.

For more information about drawing why not check our drawing pack here

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Arts and Craft Activities for Children and Teens

How to make an illuminated portrait

Inspired by many illuminated manuscripts housed in the Chester Beatty, artist Megan Scott introduces a contemporary take on the art of illumination.

Watch this video and learn how to create your own shimmering portrait.

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How to make a Koinobori (traditional Japanese paper fish)

Watch this arts and craft demonstration with
artist Heather Grey and learn how to make your own traditional Japanese fish to celebrate Children’s Day inspired by the Chester Beatty Collection.

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Storytelling for Children

The Tortoise and the Hare / La Tartaruga e la Lepre

Watch and listen to the well-known story of The Tortoise and the Hare from Aesop’s Fables with Francesca la Morgia of Mother Tongues Ireland in English and Italian.

 

Guarda e ascolta la storia della lepre e della tartaruga tratta dalle Fiabe di Esopo. Le storie sono lette in inglese e in italiano da Francesca La Morgia, Mother Tongues Ireland.

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Guarda il video (Italiano)

Health and Well-Being

Qigong in June

Following on from the success of the previous event, why not join Mary Dowling for another Qigong video.

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm state of mind.

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Qigong in May

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm state of mind.

Join Mary Dowling, arts historian and trained yoga instructor, and cultivate your well-being with these simple and relaxing activities.

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Cooking Demonstrations

How to make Shakshuka with the Silk Road Café

Have you ever wondered what to do with eggs, tomatoes and herbs?

Watch this cooking demonstration by Abrahim Phelan of the Silk Road Café and learn how to make this much-loved dish shakshuka.

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