National Drawing Day

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Date(s) - 18/05/2019
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

National Design & Craft Gallery


The National Design and Craft Gallery are holding a fabulous day of free events for all the family for National Drawing Day on Saturday 18th May.

All events are FREE and are Suitable for Children & Adults but you need to book on Eventbrite (which you can do here).

  • Craft & Drawing DROP-IN Workshops from 11am to 3pm at the National Design & Craft Gallery. Swing by to experience lots of FREE creative family fun this National Drawing Day.


  • There are a wide range of workshops including:
    – Drawing using wool and thread on handmade felt squares with Marika Manning.
    – Make your own handmade sheets of paper incorporating embossing technique with hand paper maker, Tunde Toth.
    – Develop skills in perspective drawing, with Marie Willgard Kelly of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course.
    – Learn the skill of silk screen  printing onto tote bags and create themed textile designs inspired by our Monumentality/Fragility exhibition.


  • There will also be a fun Garden Party! Interactive lawn activities will be led by junior volunteers, including slate chalk drawing, wigwam weaving, bubbles and more. Homemade lemonade provided.

All Events are Suitable for Children & Adults