Halloween Workshops

Sunday 30th Oct 2022 - Thursday 3rd Nov 2022
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This halloween The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre will play host to an exciting programme of spooky workshops for kids.

⍟ Shadow Puppet Workshop 

Sunday 30th October 12.00-1.00 pm (€8)

Did you ever want to learn how to make your own shadow puppet? Go behind the curtain with the shadow puppeteers and learn the craft for yourself. In this workshop kids will be able to create their own mythical creature that has escaped the other world. The workshop will last an hour and materials will be provided. Shadow puppetry is an excellent way to ignite imagination and creativity for all ages. Suitable for kids aged 5-10.

(Suitable for Kids 5+) Tickets available here


⍟ The Shadows of Samhain

Sunday 30th October 2-2:45 pm (€10)

Introducing a new story from Flight of Fancy Shadows about Halloween; “The Shadows of Samhain”. What shadows/magical beings slip out between worlds as the wall is at its thinnest and hear the story of Halloween told through shadow puppetry, Irish myths and live music. Learn how to trick the fairy folk, why do we trick or treat, or why we carve a pumpkin? Come celebrate Samhain with us as we enchant you with magic tales of witches, wolves and fairies. This will be an interactive fun and a little bit scary performance for all the family. We are asking all the kids to bring their favourite cushion to sit on for the performance.

Flight of Fancy Shadows are a family friendly shadow puppetry troop based in Dublin. They write, create and perform magical shadow performances. Experimenting with light vs. dark, colour and movement in both moving images and puppetry. They have performed at many venues across Ireland such as St. Patrick’s Day festival, Culture Night, The Galway Theatre Festival and more.

Tickets available here

⍟ Halloween T-Shirt Printing and Resin Crafts

Monday 31st October 9.30-12.00 & 12.30-3.00 pm (€25)

In this Art Camp we will be concentrating on Fabric T-Shirt Painting and UV Resin Artworks. Kids will get a chance to make uv resin ornaments, jewellery, key holders (Halloween Themed or your own idea using moulds, dried flowers, glitters, beads and more. Then we will move on to T-Shirt Painting using fabric paints, markers dot pens. The T-Shirts can be Halloween Themed or your own idea. All the masterpieces will be ready to take home on the day.

Tickets available here

⍟ Halloween Glass Painting & Fimo Polymer Clay Sculpting ART CAMP

Tuesday, 1st November 9.30-12.00 & 12.30-3.00 p.m. (€25)

In this art camp we will be concentrating on Glass Painting and Fimo Polymer Clay Sculpting. You will be kept busy painting your own mug/plate with flowers/character or you own idea. You will also get a chance to try glass painting on a clear vase with special glass paints. Create a mug decoration with FIMO flowers/characters/figurines or based on your own idea. You will also get a chance to sculpt your own FIMO creations i.e. figurines/own idea. All creations will be ready to bring home on the day.

Tickets available here

⍟ Cup Cake Decorating Workshop

3rd November 2.00-3.00 p.m. & 3.30-4.30 p.m.

Hosted by multi-award winning cake designer Anjali Tambde, learn how to decorate six Halloween themed cupckes with gorgeous designs and decorations. Each participant will go home with a beautiful box of 6 hand decorated cupcakes. Suitable for children aged 7+

Tickets available here

⍟ Monster Cake Workshop

3rd November 10.30-11.30 a.m. 12.-1.00 p.m. (€25)

Once again we are delighted to have multi-award winning cake designer Anjali Tambde here to host her Monster Cake Workshop. In this workshop you will learn how to decorate a monsters cake with fondant etc. Each kid will go home with a beautiful cake in their individual box.

Tickets available here

⍟ SongTales presents TREEHOUSE, musical theatre

Saturday 5th November 12.30 p.m (45 Minutes) €10

Are you ready to unleash the magic of music? Join family favourites Ceol Connected in the treetops where a toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley awaits! With mesmerising music and songs by some of Ireland’s finest musicians and singers, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked. Suitable for childred ages 3+. We are asking kids to bring their favourite cushion to sit on for the performance.