A series of special gigs for children of all ages from popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse, a band at the forefront of new Irish trad music. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2020
Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at our popular drop-in sessions for beginners. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2020
Try your hand at a variety of fun crafts using different materials at this year’s Tradfest Children’s Crafts Club for Ages 4+ in partnership with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2020.
A family music and dance workshop with a difference! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2020
If you’re aged 6+ and play an instrument, this is your chance to come and play in a real trad session! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2020
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland hosts this Continued Professional Development course for their Education Panel, which is also open to members of The Ark Artists Club.
Embark on an adventure in the wild, exploring the natural habitats of some very special animals in this early years drama workshop for little ones aged 2-4 led by our Early Years Artist in Residence, Joanna Parkes.
Young movers and shakers will love this gentle creative workshop led by Kitty Maguire, accompanied by beautiful cello music played by Anna Marcossi.
As part of Spike Cello Festival 2020, we look forward to unveiling a new interactive music installation from composer Jonathan Nangle.
Learn to create an on-screen world through artful techniques, props, scriptwriting, clever camera work and editing with Createschool. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark.
Discover the beautiful silhouette animations of Lotte Reiniger and learn some of the skillful techniques that made her a star of early animation. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark.
Bring your class on an interstellar adventure in these visual art workshops exploring the wonders of the galaxies with Jole Bortoli.
Create images of life on Earth to send into space in your specially designed ‘bottle’. Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme with Jole Bortoli.
This fun and practical workshop will be facilitated by artist Jole Bortoli through visual art in a relaxed atmosphere to empower teachers in delivering art/science activities on the theme of astronomy in the classroom.
Join us for our monthly interactive drama workshops for children aged 2-4 with The Ark's Early Years Artist in Residence, Joanna Parkes.
In an age of Space Tourism, design posters and postcards of the “must-see” destinations of the solar system. Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme with Jole Bortoli.
Send clues to aliens across the universe to help them find your artistic treasure here in Ireland. Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme with Jole Bortoli.
Celebrate the marvels of the magical moon in this 3D and mixed media workshop with Jole Bortoli as part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme.
Join children from St. Audoen’s National School as they perform music they have created during a series of workshops with UK musician Paul Griffiths.
Young imaginations will be captivated by this gorgeous music performance, created and performed by Fiona Kelleher for ages 2-5.
Children aged 4+ will delight in interacting with these unusual and playful musical sculptures which were designed to make discovering sound easy for all.
Please do not turn off your phone! Children aged 8+ will love these fun interactive shows that mix music, technology, visuals and live audience participation.
Get a taste of three fresh family music performances for ages 6+ in a number of behind-the-scenes buildings and interesting spaces in Temple Bar.
Blending Irish traditional music, hip hop dance grooves and world music rhythms, this fun family gig at The Printworks in Dublin Castle promises “serious toe-tap-ability.”
Love is in the air! Press a button and experience sounds and songs recorded by hundreds of children through heart-shaped recording devices.
Instantly create your own cool rhythms, grooves and melodies by colouring black lines on a piece of paper and placing it in one of these Optical Music Machines by Irish artist Ed Devane.
Join this vibrant samba music ensemble as they bring the energy, rhythm and vibe of Rio carnival to Meeting House Square for these free family friendly performances.
Go further with these unusual and playful instruments in a one-of-a-kind creative music-making workshop.