IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Family Workshops & Activities
EXPLORER Family Workshops Sundays, 2-4pm / 24 Sept — 3 Dec 2017 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.
HOLIDAYS FAMILY WORKSHOPS Mornings at the Museum Midterm Break / Wed 1 & Thurs 2 Nov 2017 / 10-11am Have some creative family time during the school holidays. Children and grownups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together. Drop-in to the Main Reception at 10am.
#GardensAtIMMA 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:
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.
Two day Art Workshops with Artist Dorothy Smith Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November 11am – 1pm each day for 13-15 year olds, Book Now 2pm - 4pm each day for 15-18 year olds, Book Now
Join artist Dorothy Smith in this exciting 2-day practical workshop taking place in the IMMA studios. Dorothy will lead a workshop focused on the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, an important long-term loan of 50 works by artist Lucian Freud. Alongside practical work in the studio, participants can explore the art of someone who is regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters. This two-day workshop is a great opportunity to: meet and talk to a contemporary artist, gain knowledge and practical experience of contemporary art, and explore the theme of portraiture and portrait-making. This midterm workshop is free but must be booked online. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
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.
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.