A beautiful exhibition that gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the Oscar® nominated film Song of the Sea by Irish animation company Cartoon Saloon.
Join Brown Bag Films’ Emmy-Award winning storyboard artist Marten Jonmark and invent your own story, design the visuals and then draw the storyboards! Ages 5+
In this engaging camp, you will work in groups to create, storyboard and animate short animated films using a different technique every day. For Ages 8-12.
Join animator Rory Conway and discover how simple shapes create complex characters! Rory will firstly tell you about the process of creating characters for animation and then you will get a chance to design and draw your own characters. Age 7-12
Work with artist Jane Groves to create a cast of characters to fill our specially created sea-themed animation stage. A hands-on workshop for you to get creative with different materials to make your individual characters. Ages 5-7
Become part of an animation film production team in this hands-on practical course and be part of creating a short film! For Ages 8-12
Outstanding Irish band Kíla play a gig specially for families as they bring their hip-shaking, smile-making, groovy brand of trad back to The Ark.
Make your own Lego movie in this hands-on workshop with Brick Flicks. Ages 8-12
Due to popular demand, we are delighted to be presenting this course for a third year in a row. This hands-on, creative course focuses on a visual arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.
Throughout our birthday season, we invite you to escape from the hustle and bustle of town and drop in to our free hang-out area.
A very special exhibition - of cake! Some of Ireland's best cake artists have joined together to celebrate The Ark’s 21st birthday with an exhibition of spectacular birthday cakes representing The Ark and our past projects.
There will be truths, there will be dares, there will be presents and there will be cake! You are invited to celebrate Katie's 12th birthday as she explores what it's like to be 12 years old and moving from primary to secondary school.
Whatever did happen to Hansel and Gretel? Meet Johannes and Margarethe as they open the door of their little cottage - for one day only - to mark a very special celebration.
Aston is a little dog who wants to take care of all the stones he can find. Some are big and some are small. One is sad, another one feels cold. All of them need to be taken care of.
A CPD for Teachers introducing a specially designed online resource for primary music education called Dabbledoo Music.
Join acclaimed jazz vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella, outstanding guitarist and technology-whizz Shane Latimer and inventive cartoonist Patrick Sanders for a music performance with a difference.
Cabaret queen Susannah de Wrixon faces her toughest critics yet as she sings from her charming collection of tunes for the under fives.
Let us introduce you to an exciting new way to make music together as a family using shapes, colours and animation.
It’s day time so Dracula is asleep. We have stolen into his underground sound lab and are going to make the spookiest music we can – and hope we don’t wake him up! Presented in association with Bram Stoker Festival 2016
Bring your instrument and join-in to play fun and easy pop tunes and riffs with a spooky theme with other young musicians in a real popular music jam session. Ages 7+. In association with Bram Stoker Festival 2016
Get in the spooky spirit with Dracula’s own DJ Will Softly spinning the decks and scratching vinyl. Don't forget your Halloween costumes! Presented in association with Bram Stoker Festival 2016
Want to be in a band? Not sure how it all works? Come along to this fun music performance mid-term camp and find out! For Ages 8+
The Ark welcome Collapsing Horse with a theatrical adventure for children aged 4- 6 (and those who remember what it was like to be 4-6!)
Back by popular demand, The Ark presents Aaron Monaghan and Bryan Burroughs’s playful adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story. The perfect Christmas treat for Ages 7+.