RHA Kids

RHA Kids Instagram

RHA Kids brings to you an online kids’ art initiative for those junior members of your family. While your children are at home and possibly busily creating masterpieces, we are introducing a way to have their art showcased on the RHA Instagram account (with 17,300 followers!).

We’d love to see what your budding artists come up with while their imaginations are flowing in the comfort of their homes. You can email your junior masterpieces to us and every fortnight we’ll pick a selection to showcase, every second Friday, on Instagram while the RHA remains closed.

Open to children of all ages.

Please send the childs:



Title of piece:

JPGs or PDFs of their work(s) in SQUARE FORMAT ONLY – max 2 pieces per artist! NB please keep image sizes to under 1MB (1000KB)

Email your submissions to Michelle Considine at friends@rhagallery.ie

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.

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.

Click here for Upcoming Kids Workshops

RHA Art Cart – currently postponed

1-5pm Saturdays (self-guided) and Sundays (with an art facilitator).

Visit us on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to experience our current exhibitions through a variety of creative activities at the RHA Art Cart. All children are welcome to take part in our RHA Art Cart. While activities are aimed at 4+, younger siblings are also welcome. Parents/guardians must stay with children at all times and are also invited to join in and respond to the activities. During the first part of 2020, our weekly RHA Art Cart, facilitated by artists Grace Kirstensen and Michelle Hall, explored a range of materials and making that responded to our spring exhibitions programme.


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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