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IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Family Workshops & Activities
EXPLORER Family Workshops
Sundays, 2-4pm / 28 Jan — 27 May 2018
Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries. Explorer is drop-in, fun and free.
Holiday Family Workshops - Mornings at the Museum
Midterm Break / Thu 15 Feb / 10 - 11am
Easter Holidays / Wed 28 & Thu 29 March / Wed 4 & Thu 5 April / 10 -11am
Have some creative family time during the school holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together.
For those visitors interested in the natural beauty of the gardens and grounds of IMMA, we created two maps detailing the plants, flowers and trees that can be found near the museum. Download these documents below and bring a printed map to accompany you as you explore:
A Guide to the Gardens and Meadows | Plants and Flowers (PDF)
A Guide to the Gardens and Meadows | Trees (PDF)
Look, No Cows (2014)
Click below to watch a short film called Look, No Cows with Siobhán Parkinson. Siobhán served as Ireland’s first children’s laureate (Laureate na nÓg) 2010-12. In Look, No Cows, she visits her favourite artworks from IMMA's Collection in the museum grounds, as well as talking to children about the artworks, the Royal Hospital and its magnificent garden.
Duration approx. 19 minutes.
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IMMA offers creative experiences for 12-15 year olds and 15-18 year olds which consist of looking, discussing, and making, as well as engaging with IMMA’s exhibitions and Collection, and working with contemporary artists. IMMA runs workshops and events for young people throughout the year.
Easter Teen Art Workshops
An enjoyable two-day workshop for young people aged 13-15 years old and 15-18 years old on Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 April.
Join artist Felicity Clear on this exciting 2-day practical workshop taking place in the IMMA studios. Felicity will lead a workshop focusing on paintings within the current exhibitions. Alongside practical work in the studio, participants can explore ideas of and approaches to painting.
This two-day workshop is a great opportunity to:
- Meet and talk to a contemporary artist
- Gain knowledge and practical experience of contemporary art
- Explore the theme of painting
- This Easter workshop is free but must be booked online
The workshops are free but must be booked in advance:
13 -15 years old from 11am-1pm each day Book Now
15-18 years old from 2pm-4pm each day Book Now
Workshops will run during school holidays at Easter and in the summer months. To receive details about upcoming events, please subscribe to our teens email list.
Contact IMMA Engagement & Learning for further information.
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Studio10, a programme for adults of all levels of creative experience, includes tours, discussions, and experimental art-making. The programme is scheduled into blocks of consecutive weekly sessions, with each block addressing a particular exhibition. Based from IMMA’s Studio10.
Blocks of sessions are free, no booking is required, and participants may attend multiple blocks as they so wish.
Friday 9, 16, 23 February | Brian Maguire, War changes its address: The Aleppo paintings
Friday 9, 16, 23 March | IMMA Collection: Freud Project - Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by Daphne Wright
Friday 13, 20, 27 April | Frank Bowlng, Mappa Mundi
Friday 11, 18, 25 May | IMMA Collection: Coast–Lines
People with dementia and friends, family or professional carers are welcome to be part of our Azure tours. Guides, specifically trained to provide art tours for people with dementia, offer tailor-made tours of specific artworks so participants have the opportunity to explore our exhibitions. Azure tours end with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee together in IMMA’s on-site Café its @ IMMA.
Friday 2 February, 11.00 - 12.30pm
Friday 2 March, 11.00 - 12.30pm
Friday 6 April, 11.00 - 12.30pm
Friday 4 May, 11.00 - 12.30pm
For further detailed information on this programme please visit the dedicated Azure page on our website.
Azure is free of charge but booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact Caroline for more information or to reserve places, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01 612 9955.
Pre-booked Guided Tours
Guided tours are available for special interest groups including schools, colleges and adult/community education. Tours are led by IMMA staff and are free of charge except for occasional temporary exhibitions - students in full time education are exempt from this charge. Tour times: Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am; 10:00am, 10.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm. Booking required.
Maximum School group size 32.Two adults should accompany each school group. Maximum Adult group size 50. Please click here to book a tour online or tel: 01 612-9937, email: email@example.com, at least two weeks in advance. Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking your tour.