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Summer Early Years Workshops at The Ark

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The Ark

Dates: Various during July

The Ark is running Early Years workshops that will delight inquisitive minds and busy little hands. In this series of inventive and imaginative workshops, children aged 2-4 and their grown-ups will celebrate their own unique creativity to spark lots of fun!

Creatures from the Mermaid’s Purse runs from 19 – 20 Jul 2024. Visual artist Jane Groves invites very young children (Ages 2-4) and their grown-ups to meet the Beautiful Beasts of the ocean in a play-filled art workshop! Inspired by Silkie the Seal from The Ark’s sculpture collection, children will be invited to explore textures of the sea bed and create their own creatures. Through storytelling and play, they will engage in a sensory exploration of the organisms of a watery world, both macro and micro. You can book here .

I’m an Animal and You Are Too! Runs from  26 – 27 Jul 2024. In this imaginative music workshop, very young children and their grown-ups will join musician Ríona Hartman to explore all the details and textures of our voices. From clicks and snarls to fishy lip bubbles and melodious meows, children will see what noises they can make and what animals they can imitate.  Ríona will  record sounds with a loop pedal to create wild soundscapes full of all the creatures the children  conjure. You can book here .




Multi-art form

School Level

Early Years


Dublin City