IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Weekly Family Workshop – Explorer Sunday, 2- 4pm / 29 January - 28 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 Easter Holidays / Wed 12 & Thur 13 Apr, Wed 19 & Thur 20 Apr / 10-11am Have some creative family time during the school holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together in the gallery. Drop-in to the Main Reception at 10am. Free.
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.
IMMA Teens | Easter Art Workshop
Teen Workshop with Felicity Clear, Oct 2014
Two day art workshop for Teens
Workshop for 12-15 year olds takes place 11am to 1pm on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April. The workshop is free of charge. For online booking please click here
Workshop for 15-18 year olds take place 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April. The workshop is free of charge. For online booking please click here
Join artist Joe Coveney in this exciting 2-day practical workshop taking place in the IMMA studios during the Easter break. The workshop will focus on the process of experimental drawing including drawing with devices such as a stick, ritual drawing, drawing by touch, 3d drawing with string and cardboard tubes, and ephemeral drawings using coloured sand. We’ll also be visiting the As Above, So Below exhibition to look at selected art works to inspire our own making in the studios.
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, it will take place on Fridays 10.00am-12.30pm on the dates below.
17, 24 February and 3 March
10, 24, 31 March
21, 28 April and 5 May
12, 19, 26 May
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.
Tours: 11am-12.30pm on Fri 10 February 11am-12.30pm on Thurs 9 March 2pm-3.30pm on Tues 11 April 11am-12.30pm on Fri 5 May
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, email@example.com or tel 01 612 9955.
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.