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IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Weekly Family Workshop – Explorer
Sunday, 2- 4pm / Until 29 May
Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries. Explorer’s drop-in, fun and free.
Holiday Family Workshops - Mornings at the Museum
Have some creative family time during the holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together in the gallery. Drop-in to the main IMMA reception at 10am.
10 - 11am
Wed 23 & Thu 24 Mar and Wed 30 & Thu 31 Mar
During July, Thursday and Friday mornings, 10 - 11am
Thu 7 & Fri 8 Jul to Thu 28 & Fri 29 Jul
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 during the summer holidays.
Contact IMMA Education & Community 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 currently scheduled into blocks of three consecutive weekly sessions, with each block addressing a particular exhibition. Based from IMMA’s Studio10, it will take place on Fridays 10.00am-12.30pm on the dates below.
22, 29 January and 5 February
exhibition focus: IMMA Collection: Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire
12, 19 and 26 February
exhibition focus: IMMA Collection: Approaches to paper
4, 11 and 18 March
exhibition focus: IMMA Collection: Les Levine: Using the Camera as a Club - Media Projects and Archive
8, 15, and 22 April
exhibition focus: Patrick Hennessy De Profundis
13, 20, and 27 May
exhibition focus: IMMA Collection: A Decade
Blocks of sessions are free, no booking is required, and participants may attend multiple blocks as they so wish.
Drawing Each Other with artist Dorothy Smith
As part of a workshop at IMMA on Saturday 17 May 2014 in association with National Drawing Day and Bealtaine 2014, 16 people aged from 10-17 years gathered at IMMA to draw each other. Quick warm-up sketches gradually led to longer 20mins drawings. You can watch the video, showing some of the exploration and adventure of these drawings, by clicking on the image below to launch youtube.
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.
Guided Tour & Workshop
Groups can also arrange a workshop in conjunction with a guided tour. For further information please contact Lisa Moran, tel: 01 612 9912, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Orr, tel: 01 612-9956, email: email@example.com