Our Summer of COLOUR! is officially open!

The Ark's summer programme for children and families was officially opened by Director Aideen Howard and Curator Jole Bortoli

We launched our summer 2015 Family programme COLOUR! on Tuesday 14 July with invited guests setting a sneak preview of the building and the exhibition and getting to create some small pieces of artwork based on what they had seen. The guest were welcomed and the programme was offfically opened by The Ark's new Director Aideen Howard and artist Jole Bortoli who curated Colour!

Colour! at The Ark

Colour! Exhibition includes Still Life
Colour Detectice Sian Ní Mhuirí helps two young artists with their still life sketches

Colour! Curator Jole Bortoli & The Ark's Director Aideen Howard
Jole Bortoli & Aideen Howard were all smiles at the launch.

Colour! Pigments at The Ark
One of our guests takes a look at some of our natural sources for coloured pigment

Colour! at The Ark for Ages 2+
One of our youngest guests admires our unicorn artwork, created with the finger prints of children from across Ireland

COLOUR! runs from Wed 15 July until Sun 23 August. Families get a guided tour of our interactive exhibition, learning some of the secrets behind their favourite colours. They then become artists and create their own piece of artwork, working with a professional artist in our studio. There's a different theme to the workshop each week. Find out full details at ark.ie/events/season/colour-for-families