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Celebrating Birds in the City

23 Jun

We unveil a lush new planted façade and entrance garden, transforming The Ark into a new green space to attract bird life, insects and flowers – with the design informed by the ideas and artworks created by local children.

Celebrating Birds in the City

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23 Jun

The Ark Children’s Council present a mini-festival of new performances-in-progress for children. Part of Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg.

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Seedlings Early Years: The Art of Sunshine

29 Jun - 30 Jun

Artist Lucy Hill introduces children ages 2-4 to the magical properties of the sun and photography! The perfect opportunity for the children to get creative with their grown-ups!

Seedlings Early Years: The Art of Sunshine

Creative Writing in the Differentiated Classroom

2 Jul - 6 Jul

This inspiring course aims to empower teachers to approach creative writing in the English curriculum with a greater self-confidence and expertise.

Creative Writing in the Differentiated Classroom

Creative Music & Drama in the Classroom

2 Jul - 6 Jul

Back for a fourth summer, we are excited to present this really popular engaging arts summer course focusing on the two curriculum areas of Drama and Music.

Creative Music & Drama in the Classroom

Secret Garden Saturdays - Visual Arts Workshops

7 Jul - 25 Aug

Above the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar is its best-kept secret…The Ark’s top floor workshop & garden! Join artist Jane Groves for a series of visual art workshops inspired by what you can see and hear out there.

Secret Garden Saturdays - Visual Arts Workshops

Summer Camps: Make a Play in a Week!

9 Jul - 20 Jul

Join theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane for a fun, creative week of theatrical fun where you will discover how to put a play together from scratch!

Summer Camps: Make a Play in a Week!

Children’s Council 2018 Taster Workshops

14 Jul - 21 Jul

Are you are a creative young person who loves drama, music, dance or art? If you are going into 4th or 5th Class in September then this could be right up your street!

Children’s Council 2018 Taster Workshops

Summer Drama Camp!

23 Jul - 27 Jul

Things are getting dramatic this summer! Join us for a fun and creative week of drama based play for ages 6-8 with theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane.

Summer Drama Camp!

Summer Camp: Lego Animation

30 Jul - 3 Aug

We welcome Brickflicks back to The Ark this summer with a brilliant five-day stop motion animation summer camp using the theme of Myths and Legends!

Summer Camp: Lego Animation

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - August

3 Aug - 4 Aug

It's the fourth iteration of our monthly early years programme Seedlings, and artist Lucy Hill will be creating something perfect for children ages 2-4 to get creative with their grown-ups!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - August

Fun Size Jazz!

6 Aug

Give jazz a try at The Ark as accomplished musicians share new ideas for young audiences in the second of our new Fun Size Jazz series. In partnership with Improvised Music Company.

Fun Size Jazz!

One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops

8 Aug - 11 Aug

Roll up, roll up this summer as we join forces with Street Theatre Ireland for a mini festival of circus skills and performance for children!

One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops

A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom

13 Aug - 17 Aug

Always hugely popular with teachers, we are delighted to be presenting this course for the fifth year in a row. This hands-on, creative course focuses on a visual arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.

A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom

Bringing STEM alive in the classroom through Drama

20 Aug - 24 Aug

We are excited to present a new five day arts-science summer course led by scientist and theatre-maker Dr. Niamh Shaw, aimed at primary teachers of 1st-3rd classes.

Bringing STEM alive in the classroom through Drama