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Silk Worm Club
Workshops designed for children aged 6 -11. Free, 20 places per session.

Chester Beatty's Creative Lab Club for Teens
Workshops designed for teens aged 12 - 14 and 15-17. Free, 15 places per session.

Workshops for Adults
Workshops designed for adults aged 18.
For fees - please look up workshop details, 15 places per session.

February

'Onward and Upward' Chinese New Year Lanterns - Saturday 4 February, 2-3.30pm


Join in the Chinese New Year celebrations and make your own lantern. We will explore stories from this festival to inspire your creations. Send wishes for the future onward and upward with your uniquely tailored lantern. Limited to 20 places. FREE, booking essential. Please Book HERE.

This event is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please contact Justyna on ph. 01 4070772 or Heidi on ph. 01 4070766.

March

Stylish Surimono Prints - Saturday 4 March, 2-3.30pm


Join us to view The Art of Friendship exhibition and create your own Japanese-inspired work, using creative foam printing boards to design and produce a surimono print. Limited to 20 places. FREE, booking essential. Please Book HERE.

This event is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please contact Justyna on ph. 01 4070772 or Heidi on ph. 01 4070766.

April

Creative Concertinas - Saturday 1 April, 2-3.30pm


Explore the art of book-making and create your own book concertina inspred by our East Asian collections. Finish off your book by decorating its covers with beads, sequins and gem stones. Limited to 20 places. FREE, booking essential. Please Book HERE.


This event is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please contact Justyna on ph. 01 4070772 or Heidi on ph. 01 4070766.

 


February

Ultrasonic Ancients - Thursday 23 February

In this workshop, participants will bring Ancient Egypt to life and defend its treasures with ultrasonic sensors. Make Create Innovate will facilitate this fun introduction to sensors and Arduino technology. Participants will learn about the Book of the Dead at the Chester Beatty Library and take home their arty artefact! Limited to 15 participants per session. FREE, booking essential.

Thursday 23 February, 11.15am-1.30pm (12-14 year-olds). Please Book HERE.

Thursday 23 February, 2.15-4.30pm (15-17 year-olds). Please Book HERE.

March


Haiku for Everybody – Saturday 11 March


Meet Eriko Tsugawa who will give you a history of haiku, a short three-lined poem. We will explore haiku masters and amateurs alike and you will then compose your own haiku. You will also experience Japanese calligraphy using traditional inks and brushes.
Limited to 15 participants per session. FREE, booking essential.


Saturday 11 March, 11.15am-1.30pm (12-14 year-olds). Please Book HERE.


Saturday 11 March, 2.15-4.30pm (15-17 year-olds). Please Book HERE.

April


Introduction to Middle Eastern Food – Tuesday 11 April


Join Abraham Phelan (Silk Road Café) for an introduction into the fascinating world of Middle Eastern ingredients. Learn all about spices and herbs such as sumac, and where chickpeas come from. Also, find out what is the most expensive spice in the world! You will then be shown how to make falafel and hummus.
Limited to 15 participants aged 12 – 14 years per session. FREE, booking essential.

Tuesday 11 April, 10.15am-12.15pm (12-14 year-olds). Please Book HERE

All Things Kofta – Wednesday 12 April

Join Abraham Phelan (Silk Road Café) for an introduction on all things kofta (savoury meat, cheese or vegetarian pieces). You will work with your own private chef and learn different ways of creating dishes using the basic kofta recipe, including kofta pil tahini. Not to be missed!
Limited to 15 participants aged 15–17 years per session. FREE, booking essential.

Wednesday 12 April, 10.15am-12.15pm (15-17 year-olds). Please Book HERE.

 

February

Two-Day Western Illumination Workshop - Saturday 25 February, 11.15am-4.15pm and Sunday 26 February, 1.15-4.15pm

Have you ever wondered how paints are made? This workshop gives you an opportunity to learn how to mix pigments and transform them into luscious colours using natural materials and traditional techniques. On day two, you will apply your own paints with very fine brushes to decorate patterns inspired by the Library's illuminated manuscripts. Limited to 15 adults, €60 per person, materials provided. Booking essential. Please book HERE


This workshop is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please contact Heidi on 01 4070766 or Justyna on 01 4070772.

April


Embossing Workshop - Sunday 9 April, 12noon-4pm

 

Be inspired by The Art of Friendship exhibition to join printmaker, Hiroko Imada, and learn all about one of the techniques used to create Surimono prints, blind embossing. Karazuri, or empty printing, is one of the techniques that sets woodblock printmaking apart from many other types of printmaking. It is a relief method wherein a print is created without the use of any ink. During the workshop, you will create your own beautifully embossed print. Limited to 20 participants. €35 per person, material provided. Booking essential. Please Book HERE.


This workshop is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please contact Heidi on 01 4070766 or Justyna on 01 4070772. 

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Workshops for Adults Cancellation Policy
 
Please note, we require 7 days' notice of a cancellation; otherwise the full workshop fee must be paid. Credit card details are thus required in order to guarantee your place in the workshop and we will be in touch shortly to request these.
 
*Silk Worm Club & Chester Beatty's Creative Lab Club for Teens Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that we require a minimum 72 hours' notice of a cancellation if possible. These workshops take time and resources to prepare and we always have an extensive waiting list for each workshop. Therefore if you cannot attend and we do not hear from you we may be unable to reserve a place for your child in future workshops.