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Join Mark Maguire, Assistant Curator for Schools and Family Programmes, IMMA and Educator Eibhlín Campbell for a series of art workshops, discovering links to the visual art curriculum, including looking and responding in the galleries and discussing artworks. Fiona Harrington, Artist and Educator, will also lead two practical workshops in the Project Studios during the month of November, exploring art making processes using fabric and fibre materials.


Date Time
Saturday, 24 September 2022 10:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday, 1 October 2022 10:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday, 12 November 2022 10:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday, 19 November 2022 10:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday, 21 January 2023 10:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday, 28 January 2023 10:00am – 12:30pm

If you are a primary teacher, this series offers great opportunities to:

  • Enjoy the historic setting of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham;
  • Explore a current art exhibitions at IMMA;
  • Experience an engaging introduction to creative processes and materials in the company of a contemporary artist.

This workshop series is free but booking is essential. You can choose which workshops to attend but all six will be interlinked. Places are limited and booking is on a first come, first served basis. Participants do not need any prior knowledge or experience of art-making or to have attended previous workshops in this series. Warm but practical clothing is recommended due to working in studios and using art materials. For more information or to book you place, email [email protected].

Fiona Harrington

Fiona Harrington is an artist and educator who specialises in handmade lace and textiles. She has been working in this area for over 20 years. She is interested in combining traditional processes with imagination and encouraging both children and adults to reconnect with creativity by exploring new materials, ideas and techniques.


Eibhlin Campbell

Eibhlin Campbell is a primary school teacher with a diploma in Arts Management and Cultural Policy and a Master’s degree in Education from U.C.D: thesis entitled “(In)Forming Policy and Practice: Initial Teacher Education in Visual Arts for Irish Primary School Teachers”. She works as a Teacher Creative Associate with the Arts Council on the national Creative Schools programme. She has worked previously on CPD for primary school teachers. She has worked as a freelance researcher on several arts education projects and co-authored ‘Red lines between the fingers’: a review of the IMMA/Breaking the cycle project (IMMA, 2004) and ‘Artformations’: A review of a collaboration between the Abbey Theatre and IMMA (2005).