EPIC presents

Treasures and Triumphs Illustration Workshop (8-13yrs)

Calling all budding artists and illustrators! To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Festival, we are hosting a very special illustration workshop where you’ll not only learn how to illustrate, but get the chance to try out a few Irish words too!

Facilitator: Tarsila Krüse

Delivered in English by award-winning Children's Book illustrator Tarsila Krüse and suitable for complete beginners to the language and those who speak Irish fluently, we’ll travel around Dublin, Ireland and the world, creating your own little album of things that the Irish love: from the simple cupán tae (a cup of tea) to our famous Seanchaí (storytellers).

Pre-Booking is mandatory for this event as spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the workshop.

Recommended for ages 8 – 13 years old, tickets are 12 euro per child. Want to see EPIC while you’re here? Kids get free entry to the museum with this ticket and accompanying adults get 20% off full ticket price – simply show a staff member your booking to avail of the offer.

Tarsila Krüse

Is an award-winning Children's Book illustrator based in Dublin. Her work is quirky and affectionate and she loves creating images that translate care and strengthens bonds between people. She is a member of Illustrators Ireland, The Association of Illustrators, one of the founding members of The Blind Elephant Illustration Collective and of The PuddleJump Kidlit Collective.

With four published books as Gaeilge by Futa Fata - Percy Péacog, Bliain na nAmhrán, Bí ag Spraoi Liom! and Ná Gabh ar Scoil! (Which has been translated into 6 different languages!) She also worked on the handwritten type of Oliver Jeffer’s Irish version of “Here We Are” called “Anseo atá Muid”. Tarsila has also dipped her toes into self-publishing working alongside The Powerscourt Town Centre in Dublin and also creating her own limited edition artist book called 100 Days of Dogs. Her latest book, co-authored with French author Juliette Saumande, is called My Little Album of Dublin (O’Brien Press)

As a former teacher Tarsila immensely enjoys interacting with children and one of her favourite parts of her work in children’s books is making school and library visits, facilitating drawing-based workshops all over Ireland.