Dive into an underwater adventure with artist Paula Henihan for an interactive story-based session that will introduce very young children to simple animation forms. Ages 2-4
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. Part of our Get Animated Summer Programme
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+
Following the huge success in 2013, we are excited to present this engaging arts summer course for primary school teachers. This course will focus on two curriculum areas: drama and music. In partnership with Dublin West Education Centre
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
Screening of Song of The Sea in the Irish Film Institute in Irish with English subtitles.
IFI Family in collaboration with The Ark
Sa cheardlann seo atá spreagtha ag príomhscannán Cartoon Saloon Amhrán na Mara, cruthóidh tú do chuid beochana féin a bhfuil téama den fharraige acu. This is an animation workshop delivered in the Irish language inspired by Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea.
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.
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+.