Rathangan Library offering free creative activities for children

Booking is essential

Louise McCarthy

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Rathangan Library offering free creative activities for children

Free creative art workshops for children at Rathangan Library

Free creative activities are available for children on Saturday, June 15.

Creative Rathangan Meitheal and Rathangan Community Library have teamed up to offer several free events.

The events are part of the national day of free creative activities for children and young people at Cruinniú na nóg.

This year's theme is Turas or journey, and the first event involves taking the Cruinniú na n-Óg bus to the nearby Bord na Móna (BnM) works at Ballydermot. This workshop is suitable for six to 12 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult and dressed for the outdoors. The event  will be led by Dr Catherine Farrell (ecologist) Michael Jacob (environmentalist) and Monica De Bath (artist). While walking, drawing, observing, listening, along the narrow-gauge railway track, participants will be making new stories, re-imagining and drawing this changing landscape.

The second event is The Wonderful Watercolours Workshop with artist Susan Boyle, suitable for ages ranging from four to eight years old, from 12.30 to 1.30, at the library.

The final event is The Outdoor Studio - A workshop for families with children (five to 12 years) with environmentalist Michael Jacob and artist Monica de Bath, from  2.30pm  to 4pm. Beginning at the library,  participants will walk, look, draw, imagine, and paint. In Tannery Park they will get to know the little creatures who live in/on/under the trees, on/under the ground, and in the water near the Park. Using magnifying viewers they will see these creatures in detail. They will get the opportunity to create drawings and design their own little creatures. 

Places are limited so booking is essential.

Contact Jennifer at Rathangan Community Library for booking and further information phone  045 528078 or email rathanganlib@kildarecoco.ie