Education and Community
> Schools Programme
VISIT THE IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (IMMA)
Throughout the school year, IMMA is free to visit for individuals and groups. Up to five exhibitions of modern and contemporary art are open to the public. IMMA is situated on the historic grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which include a formal garden, large meadows and artists’ studios and residence. IMMA is walking distance from both Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. Prior to a class visit, teachers may wish to visit an exhibition to check its relevance to the age or stage of development of their group.
As well as our booked primary school programme, schools are welcome to come as self-guided groups. If you would like any help in preparing for a self-guided visit, please don’t hesitate to contact our Children’s Programme Co-ordinator.
IMMA PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Primary school groups can book a guided tour and responsive workshop at IMMA. Lasting 2 hours, a primary class will explore an exhibition with IMMA’s Mediators. For our spring-summer Primary School Programme IMMA invites primary school pupils and their teachers to explore the major exhibition of Patrick Scott’s work, Image Space Light, which is in the Garden Galleries.
During his long lifetime, Patrick Scott worked as an architect, a designer, and an artist, and his contribution to Irish culture was extraordinary. By looking, discussing, and responding through art-making processes, each class will focus on Patrick Scott’s earlier paintings and design projects. There are images of birds, trees, ponds, garden gates, house interiors, goal posts, and his cat Miss Mouse. The exhibition also contains his Device paintings, which feature ‘explosions’ of dripping colour, as well as examples of the artworks for which Patrick Scott was best known, his beautiful abstract Gold Paintings.
4 March to 16 May 2014, Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 12pm
You can book your Guided Tour online, please click here to go directly to the Guided Tour booking page. Fee €25 (Deis exempt).
TOUR NOTES & GUIDELINES FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS - DOWNLOAD HERE
Tour Guidelines (Adobe PDF - 162KB)
Please click here for Primary Teachers Notes on our current Patrick Scott exhibition Image Space Light. For further information on the exhibition please click here
Primary Teachers Notes - Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist (Acrobat Adobe PDF - 721KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Analysing Cubism (Acrobat Adobe PDF - 283KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Alice Maher: Becoming (Word doc 2003 - 2.30MB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Time out of Mind (Word doc 2003 - 322KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection (Adobe PDF - 329KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Rivane Neuenschwander (Word doc 2003 - 104KB)
Primary Teachers Notes - Madden/Arnholz - PDF
Primary Teachers Notes - Philip Taaffe - PDF
Primary Teachers Notes - Romuald Hazoumè- Word
ALICE MAHER, BECOMING, PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME REPORT
Primary School Report Alice Maher’s exhibition Becoming that took place from November 2012 – February 2013. This report is based on feedback from pupils, primary school teachers, artists and Mediators subsequent to the primary school programme that took place around the Alice Maher exhibition. Many thanks to all of those who contributed.
ART WORKSHOPS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
THE CURRICULUM AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
This continuing professional development programme for primary teachers is led by artists and IMMA’s Mediators, and takes place on six Saturdays over the school year between September and April. The workshops provide an opportunity for teachers to explore contemporary art practice through discussion and creative processes. Participation is free, and one or more sessions can be booked.
Dates for your diary:
Saturday 29 March, 2 – 4.30pm, meet exhibiting artist Karl Burke whose sound work Compositions 1-36 (created in collaboration with Russell Hart) is in our Light Rhythms exhibition and work with him to create your own sound compositions.
For specific information about the primary school programme or teachers’ workshops, please contact Katy Fitzpatrick, Tel: 01 6129914 or email email@example.com
What’s on at IMMA for Primary School Teachers and Children?
Talks & Lectures
SECOND LEVEL PROGRAMME
IMMA invites secondary school teachers to bring their class groups to IMMA any time during opening hours. Teachers can also book a specialised tour and/or gallery talk and arrange for their class group to meet resident artists on the Artists’ Residency Programme. Click here to go to tour bookings.
Visiting an Art Museum or Gallery: Resources for Second Level Students and Teachers
These resources are in two parts. Please click on the following links to download the resource documents.
Part 1: Visiting an Exhibition (Adobe PDF - 69.6KB)
Includes general information about visiting a museum or gallery and information about the Irish Museum of Modern Art in particular.
Part 2: Teachers’ Resources Patrick Scott IMAGE SPACE LIGHT (Adobe PDF - 4.84MB)
Information and resources for teachers and students about the Patrick Scott exhibition focusing on a select number of art works featured in the exhibition.
These resources have been prepared to provide supplementary information for 2nd level students and teachers visiting an exhibition.
Glossary of Art Terms
The following are a select number of terms relating to the subjects of Modern and Contemporary Art. This glossary is not comprehensive or exhaustive and is intended to be informative rather than definitive.
Glossary (Adobe PDF - 107KB)
What is Modern and Contemporary Art?
This Glossary was prepared in the context of the What is ...? information programme, which explores key themes and issues in relation to modern and contemporary art, through a series of talks, information booklets and web-based resources. This glossary will be developed, amended and expanded over time Click here for more information on What Is...?.
Previous Exhibitions and Resources
Eileen Gray: Architect Designer Painter
12 October 2013 - 26 January 2014
Teachers’ Resources Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter (Adobe PDF - 3.42MB)
Information and resources for teachers about the Eileen Gray exhibition focusing on a select number of art works featured in the exhibition.
Student Resources Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter (Adobe PDF - 3.41MB)
Information and resources for students about the Eileen Gray exhibition focusing on a select number of art works featured in the exhibition.
Alice Maher: Becoming
6 October 2012 - 17 February 2013
Alice Maher Becoming (Adobe PDF - 3.18MB)
provides information about the Alice Maher exhibition focusing on a select number of art works featured in the exhibition.
Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other
November 2011 - January 2012
Second Level Resource: Rivane Neuenschwander Part 1 (Adobe PDF - 163KB)
Second Level Resource: Rivane Neuenschwander Part 2 (Adobe PDF - 749KB)
The Moderns exhibition
October 2010 - March 2011
Second Level Resouce: The Moderns (Adobe PDF - 848KB)
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology and the Irish Museum of Modern Art
The students from the 1st year BA (Hons.) in Visual Arts Practice course at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, in collaboration with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, are based in IMMA's studios for 12 weeks during the year undertaking research around 'the idea of place.'
You can see aspects of the students’ work online at www.base1art.com
For further information, you can contact IMMA: Lisa Moran, Curator Education and Community Programmes, firstname.lastname@example.org or IADT 1st year BA Visual Arts Practice Team: Laurence Riddell email@example.com, Des Ward, Lynda Devenney firstname.lastname@example.org & Tim Lloyd (www.iadt.ie).
Museum Visit and Talks for Second Level Students and Teachers
- talks for second-level school teachers in preparation for taking a group to see an exhibition;
- tours of the exhibitions for students and teachers throughout the year;
- talks by artists and specialists at key points of the exhibitions programme. Follow the link to Talks and Lectures for further information.
Artists’ Residency Programme (ARP)
Teachers can also bring their class groups to meet one or more of the artists in residence in the Museum’s studios. All visits to the ARP are free of charge but advanced notice is required. For further information please follow the link to ARP: Public Access
What’s on at IMMA for Secondary Schools?
Talks & Lectures