In this hands-on and creative workshop with musician Shane Mc Kenna, your class will create their own instruments.Then mixing these and other classroom instruments, you will be introduced to Dabbledoo’s free online tools that use shapes, colours and animation to get everyone playing together.
In this workshop for the very young and their grown-ups, let us introduce you to an exciting new way to make music together as a family using shapes, colours and animation.
Free Entry! Discover 3 fascinating and quirky electronic sound installations by composer Jonathan Nangle:
Your class will learn and discover how to write original songs with the support of music technology tools in this up-to-the-minute workshop led by the Songschool musicians Peter Baxter and Kevin Carrick.
A fun and accessible musical introduction to the world of Shakespeare. Let The Gregory Walkers take you on an fun and cheeky journey through the great bard’s lifetime using a ‘Top 20’ of the Shakespearean music that featured in his plays – complete with pirates, treasure maps and villains!
Join Ark favourites Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden for an early years performance of songs, imaginative sound play, unusual instruments and a little bit of joyful chaos! Perfect for Ages 2-6.
Free Entry! Have a go at playing different kinds of music on one of a range of instruments and styles at these fun drop-in sessions for beginners.
A chance to get a taste of 3 fresh family music performances at an early stage whilst getting to see a number of behind-the-scenes buildings and spaces in Temple Bar.
Mixing traditional Irish dance tunes and hip-hop beats from the 1990s, this fun and unusual family gig promises “serious toe-tap-ability.” Don’t miss this truly unique 8-piece music collective.
Free Entry! Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures. Along with a brand new limestone seal, amongst these quirky, lovable animals you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise!
This inspiring course aims to empower teachers to approach creative writing in the English curriculum with a greater self-confidence and expertise. Published writer, poet and primary school teacher Nell Regan will deliver course content that will develop and enhance your skills, helping you to build a resource of new ideas and approaches to literacy that is focussed on directly improving pupils’ learning outcomes.
Children interested in being part of The Ark Children's Council 2017/18 can get a taste of what our council sessions are like with these free drama workshops with Shaun Dunne.
Artist Jane Groves will bring you and your little one into a world where magical creatures can transform from animal into human.
This is your chance to work with artist and shape-shifter, Jole Bortoli, who will help you explore the world of animals through drawing and painting, 3D construction, and sculpting.
Due to popular demand, we are delighted to be presenting this course for the fourth year in a row. This hands-on, creative course focuses on a visual arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.
Following the huge success in 2013 and 2016, we are excited to present this engaging arts summer course focussing on the two curriculum areas of Drama and Music.