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Join artist Kathryn Maguire in this exciting two-day free practical workshop taking place in the IMMA Studios. The artist will lead a gallery visit focusing on the new Freud Project exhibition, Life above Everything: Lucian Freud and Jack B. Yeats. Participants will focus on painting, texture, and creative processes such as building up works through layers of material.

Days Age Group Time
Wed 17 and Thurs 18 July 13–15 years old 11:00–13:00 both days
Wed 17 and Thurs 18 July 15–18 years old 14:00–16:00 both days

This two-day workshop is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet and talk to a contemporary artist;
  • Gain knowledge and practical experience of contemporary art.


This summer workshop is free but must be booked online. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please present a copy of your ticket when you arrive at IMMA for the workshop. If, following booking, you are unable to take up your place at the workshop, please inform IMMA as soon as possible so that the vacant place may be reallocated. This is a hands-on workshop in an art studio using a range of materials and processes and some parts of the workshop may be outdoors; participants are advised to dress appropriately.

Contact IMMA Engagement and Learning for further information.

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Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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Jack Butler Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats 1871–1957

Irish painter Jack Butler Yeats was born in London and grew up in Sligo. He attended the Government School of Design and the Westminster School of Art. Yeats was elected a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1916. His painting ‘The Liffey Swim’ won a silver medal at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The broad fluid brushstrokes of that work mark the beginning of his expressive and experimental style. Yeats's work is held in numerous national collections including IMMA, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Crawford Art Gallery.

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