IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Family Workshops & Activities
SUMMER FAMILY WORKSHOP - Mornings at the Museum Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 ‐ 11:00am Wed 4 and Thu 5 July to Wed 29 and Thu 30 Aug Have some creative family time during the summer school holidays. Children and grown- ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together. Free, drop-in to the Main Reception at 10am
IMMA Explorer Family Activity Pack IMMA Explorer is a free family activity pack, custom-made to engage children in exploring IMMA’s galleries and gardens with their parents/guardians. Each pack includes an outdoor art trail, and an activity booklet, as well as a pack of colouring pencils and an Explorer identity badge.
The outdoor art trail shows a map of the location of artworks in the grounds of IMMA. The text about each artwork has been specially written so that children can read it independently or with the help of accompanying adults. The activity booklet has games, puzzles and tasks specially focussed on the building and garden of IMMA and designed to enable children to explore the galleries and respond to their experience through writing, drawing and colouring.
Pick up your free pack at the main reception. We hope you enjoy exploring IMMA together.
HERITAGE WEEK Sunday 19 August and Saturday 25 August / 2:00‐4:00pm For Heritage Week 2018, IMMA has two family art workshops exploring the new art on exhibition at the old Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Free, drop-in.
WEEKLY FAMILY WORKSHOP - Explorer Sundays, 7 October - 2 December / 2:00‐4:00pm Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop. Explorer is drop-in, fun and free. Ask at Main Reception on the day for details.
#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 young people which consist of looking, discussing, and making, as well as engaging with IMMA’s exhibitions and Collection, and working with contemporary artists.
Art Workshops for Teens this Mid Term Wednesday 31 October & Thursday 1 November 2018
Join artist Joe Coveney for a practical art workshop taking place in the IMMA Studios over the mid-term. In this two day workshop we will focus on the exhibition Sunset, Sunrise by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian.
Farmanfarmaian's art works include painting, sculpture, jewellery, tapestry, collages and works on paper, and they often incorporate a kaleidoscope-like range of rich colours set within geometric and architectural forms.
In exploring the practice of Farmanfarmaian our art making in the studio will involve thinking more about shapes and geometry and collaborating on a group sculptural drawing. We’ll use this as a springboard to develop our own individual drawings and some further 3D work.
This is a great opportunity to meet and work with a contemporary artist, gain knowledge and practical experience of contemporary art in the galleries, discuss ideas and create art.
Workshops for 13-15 years old take place from 11:00 to 13:00 Workshops for 15-18 years old take place from 14:00 to 16:00
Online booking is essential. Free but places limited, booking lines will be opened shortly.
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 14, 21, 28 September |Andrea Geyer, When We Friday 12, 19, 26 October | Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise Friday 9, 16, 23 November | Wolfgang Tillmans Friday 30 November, 7, 14 December | Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master
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 and for dates of upcoming tours please visit the dedicated Azure page on our website.
Azure is free of charge but booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact Bairbre-Ann for more information or to reserve places, email@example.com 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.