Engagement and Learning
> Schools Programme
WORKSHOP AND TOUR
Primary school children can explore the artworks and ideas found in a selected exhibition and respond to their experience in the gallery through a workshop activity. Up until April 2016, we will be focusing on the exhibition: Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire
Each guided tour with workshop is led by IMMA staff and takes place from 10am – 12noon, Tuesday – Friday.
The standard fee is €25.00, Deis exempt. Please book here.
Free guided tours of IMMA's exhibitions are also available for primary school classes, Tuesday - Friday. The tours are 45 minutes in duration and are led by IMMA’s staff. Please click here to book a tour online or tel: 01 612-9937, email: email@example.com, at least two weeks in advance.
TOUR GUIDELINES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS - DOWNLOAD HERE
SELF-GUIDED VISITS TO IMMA
Throughout the school year, IMMA welcomes self-guided visits by primary school teachers and their classes. Up to five exhibitions of modern and contemporary art are open to the public, along with a permanent OPW heritage display. IMMA is situated in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which includes a formal garden and large meadows. So there is plenty of space for outdoor exercise and having a class picnic. Teachers may want to optimise their day out: IMMA is walking distance from both Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. There is also a paid car park to the rear of the main building. Teachers may find resources that are useful to their visit by clicking into the Family section, including downloadable trails and videos. Teachers can also explore the IMMA Collection online.
Prior to a class visit, teachers may want more information about an exhibition to ensure its relevance to the age or stage of development of their group. If you need advice regarding your visit, or specific information about the primary school programme and any forthcoming teachers’ workshops, please contact Mark Maguire, tel: 01 6129950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive of previous Primary Teachers Notes
Primary Teachers Notes - IMMA Collection: Conversations
Click here for Primary Teachers Notes on Patrick Scott: Image Space Light.
Primary Teachers Notes - Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist (Acrobat Adobe PDF - 721KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Analysing Cubism (Acrobat Adobe PDF - 283KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Alice Maher: Becoming (Word doc 2003 - 2.30MB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Time out of Mind (Word doc 2003 - 322KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection (Adobe PDF - 329KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Rivane Neuenschwander (Word doc 2003 - 104KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Madden/Arnholz - PDF
Primary Teachers Notes - Philip Taaffe - PDF
Primary Teachers Notes - Romuald Hazoumè- Word
Primary School Report for Alice Maher’s exhibition Becoming, November 2012 – February 2013.
SECOND LEVEL PROGRAMME
IMMA invites secondary school teachers to bring their class groups to IMMA any time during opening hours. Teachers can also book a specialised tour and/or gallery talk and arrange for their class group to meet resident artists on the Artists’ Residency Programme. Click here to go to tour bookings.
Visiting an Art Museum or Gallery: Resources for Second Level Students and Teachers
These resources are in two parts and have been prepared to provide supplementary information for 2nd level students and teachers visiting an exhibition. Please click on the following links to download the resource documents.
Part 1: Visiting an Exhibition (PDF - 450KB)
Includes general information about visiting a museum or gallery and information about the Irish Museum of Modern Art in particular.
Part 2: Resources for second level students and teachers. Material on the Freud Project will be available in October. View the exhibition resources archive.
What is Modern and Contemporary Art? A Glossary of Art Terms
The Glossary includes a select number of terms relating to the subjects of Modern and Contemporary Art. Intended to be informative rather than definitive, the glossary is not comprehensive or exhaustive but it is a great place to start.
Glossary (Adobe PDF - 107KB)
The Notebook Project:
The Notebook: a place for thinking
Des Ward, lecturer on IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) BA ART programme, talks about the role of the notebook as a research tool and ‘place for thinking’ for students and artists.
Archive of previous Second Level Teacher / Student Resources:
Third Level Research Projects at IMMA
IMMA works with a range of third level institutions to provide support for tutors and students to engage with modern and contemporary art. We support students and tutors to visit IMMA, to engage with our exhibitions and extensive Collection, its artists’ residency programme and as a site for research. We provide staff support, information and space for discussing and responding to our programmes. Find out more here
Listen to Talks & lectures
You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.
Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.