RHA Kids

RHA Kid’s Workshops

Our 2019 RHA Kids Programme got off to a fun- filled start with a range of workshops and weekly Art Cart activities. Our spring kids workshops included Making Things Talk: with artist Adam Gibney, Making Sense: A workshop that explores our senses through materials with artist Ali Kirby and, Moving Sculptures: workshop with artist Sibyl Montague. Our weekly RHA Art Cart, facilitated by artists Hugh McGettigan and Michelle Hall, explored a range of materials and making that responded to our spring exhibitions programme.

We are delighted to announce that our RHA Kids workshops are free to attend thanks to generous sponsorship by IPUT.

Booking is essential for all kids workshops through Eventbrite. The Eventbrite booking link is posted here, to our website two weeks prior to the date of the workshop. Priority booking is given to Friends of the RHA. For more information please contact Róisín Bohan, Learning and Public Engagement Curator at engagement@rhagallery.ie, or tel: 01 661 2558.

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Family Drawing Tours

2PM/3PM/4PM, EVERY SUNDAY during the 189th Annual Exhibition

Throughout the RHA Annual Exhibition we invite you to join artists Hugh McGettigan and Michelle Hall to observe and draw from a selection of works showing in the 189th Annual Exhibition. Over the course of 40 minutes, you will explore a variety of drawing and mark-making techniques. Family Drawing Tours are programmed in place of the RHA Art Cart for the duration of the annual.

These activities are aimed at children aged 6+ but younger siblings are welcome. Parents/ Guardians must stay with their children during the tour and are welcome to take part themselves. Please meet at the gallery reception. Places are filled on a first come first served basis.

Family Drawing Tours and the RHA Art Cart are generously sponsored by IPUT.

RHA Kids’ Art Pack

Pop in to the gallery and avail of our FREE RHA Kids’ Art Pack, available 7 days a week! The Art Pack includes lots of activities designed to help kids explore and enjoy the art exhibitions and architecture of the RHA. This pack is designed for adults and kids to work on together. Available to pick up at the front desk (don’t forget to ask for a pencil!)

Guided Tours

For schools, colleges and all interested groups, the RHA can provide tailored talks designed around your specific interests or needs, or more specialised tours of particular exhibitions.

Please note that tours cost €25 per group and take approximately 45 minutes. For further information, please contact Róisín Bohan, Learning and Public Engagement Curator at engagement@rhagallery.ie or tel: 01 661 2558.

Please email 2 – 3 weeks in advance of the date you are looking to book your tour.



Image: ‘What makes a painting?’ workshop for ages 8 – 12 with artist Jane Fogarty, 2018