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  • Free, booking required for a selection of events

Join us this Summer at IMMA for a range of art making workshops and activities. Choose from a range of free workshops that explore a wide range of interests including drawing, painting, printing and more. Take this amazing opportunity to explore your creativity, while taking in the magnificent surroundings of the IMMA site.

From June to August, we offer adult workshops, while on Sundays, there are family workshops for parents and children to be creative together. There is something on offer for every age and every level, just bring your lovely self, to kick back, play and create!


Drawn from Memory
Fri, 14 & 28 June
11.00am - 2.00pm

Location: Matheson Creativity Hub
Free, booking required. Book here

Participants are invited to observe and respond to the magnificent gardens and grounds of the IMMA campus through painting and drawing.   

This workshop will be facilitated by Artist Stephen Taylor particularly focusing on form, line, colour and pattern using water-based materials and how observation, memory and imagination can combine to make up an image. 

As part of the workshop will be held outdoors, appropriate dress and footwear is advised.  

All levels of creative experience are welcome. Places for this workshop are free but limited. all materials provided. 

Discover more about Stephen Taylor here.

IMMA Horizons: Slow Art Online
Thurs 13 June
1 - 2pm

Free, booking required. Email: [email protected] 

Take a break from the everyday with a captivating lunchtime, online art experience to ignite your curiosity. In a world often racing at breakneck speed, take a moment to delve deeper with IMMA Horizons’ Slow Art Online. From the comfort of your own location, IMMA guides will lead you through an unhurried exploration of each artwork, encouraging you to engage your senses and unravel the stories contained within. With time for you to reflect and make your own creative connections, this virtual tour offers an opportunity to deepen your connection with art and cultivate a more mindful approach to viewing.  

This programme is part of IMMA Horizons: Lifelong Creativity for the Curious. IMMA Horizons provides free creative experiences and events for adults to meet and explore art together at a relaxed pace, in a sociable and supportive environment that encourages active participation by all. Take time for yourself and discover new ways of looking at the world and connecting with others, through facilitated experiences at IMMA and online. 

Join us for a virtual, online IMMA slow art experience! Delve deeper, as we explore IMMA artworks by engaging the senses and fostering creative responses.  

For more information about our IMMA Horizons programme click here.

Voguing Workshop, The Haus of Schiaparelli
Thurs 20 June
7 - 9pm

Location: The Matheson Creativity Hub
Free, book here, space is limited!

The Haus of Schiaparelli with instructors MC Taboo and Jugu Telfar Miyake Mugler have touched down to give the Dublin community a rundown on the rich historical context for Ballroom as pioneered by Black and Brown queer people in New York (particularly trans-femmes) and the evolution of the tradition as we know it today. They will also be providing a beginner’s dance workshop and showing us how this respected artform is done.

About the Instructors
MC Taboo made their debut in late 2018. Since then, they have been an influential presence on and off the floor as they walk as an all-American & sex siren. In addition to their success, MC Taboo has also showcased their talent in other performance categories. Their versatility and dedication to their craft have allowed them to excel in multiple genres, earning them respect and admiration from their peers. They are a leading figure in London’s ballroom scene and push the boundaries of gender expression. Taboo is dedicated to supporting the community as both a performer and a voice for representation and inclusion. Their iconic style and powerful presence on stage have made them a beloved figure in the community and beyond. Taboo’s story is one of passion, creativity, and resilience. With each performance, Taboo invites the audience to join them on a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. Once you experience Taboo’s unique energy and charisma, you’ll be left yearning to know more about this incredible artist.

Jugu Telfar Miyake Mugler was introduced into ballroom end of 2018 attending their first ball. They have been consistently walking European Runway in the London Ballroom scene and also other categories like BQ vogue fem and FF performance. They have ushered in the next generation of European Runway in the London ballroom and will continue to share their knowledge from experience.

Explorer Family Art Workshop
Sun 16, 23 & 30 June
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Location: The Matheson Creativity Hub
Free, drop-in.Places are allocated on a first come first served basis

Have some creative family time with our Explorer family art workshops. Children and grown-ups can explore selected artworks in the museum and make artworks together. This is an ideal opportunity to experience the historic building and expansive grounds of the museum. Art materials are provided by IMMA.

Dates Time
16 June 2pm – 4pm
23 June 2pm – 4pm
30 June 2pm – 4pm

Sessions are led by our Visitor Engagement team, along with special artist-led workshops throughout August.

Explorer is free and drop-in but places are allocated on a first come first served basis and according to the space available on the day.