Schools

The Glucksman invites school groups to explore and imagine art in the galleries through a seasonal programme of art workshops.

These sessions are tailored for different age groups to introduce creative and collaborative activities. This season in partnership with UCC Green Campus, we have devised a number of workshops that also explore environmental issues. 

Workshops are 1.5 hours long and are offered throughout the year. For detailed information about a specific workshop for your group, please email education@glucksman.org. Workshops cost €100. Advance booking with the education department is essential for all workshops.   

We also have specific programmes for art teachers to support creative learning in the classroom.  

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Primary Level Workshops

1 December 2018 - 10 March 2019, 1.5 hour workshop €100,

Booking essential

Primary School Junior Cycle (5-8 years)

Future Forms: Visions of the Future
in partnership with Cork Chamber

This workshop imagines the architecture of Cork city in 2219! Groups will work with an artist to create their own cityscapes, creatively forming the homes, schools, workplaces and recreation areas of the future. Participants in this workshop will have their artworks displayed in the Glucksman in a dedicated Future Forms exhibition from 13 - 17 March 2019.

Art + Light: Play Dough Science

Learn the basics of electrical circuits in this workshop that invites children to create their own sculptures. Students will work with play-dough, batteries and LED’s as they invent unique designs inspired by artworks in our current exhibition PRISM.  

Primary School Senior Cycle (8-12 years) 

Future Forms: Tomorrow Together
in partnership with Cork Chamber

Tomorrow Together focuses on the future environment of Cork city. Groups will work with an artist to produce artworks that explore innovative ways we can address concerns for our future urban spaces such as climate change and growing populations. Participants in this workshop will have their artworks displayed in the Glucksman in a dedicated Future Forms exhibition from 13 - 17 March 2019.

Art + Light: Spectroscope

Light experiments are always fun, especially when they involve rainbows!  In this creative science activity children will make their own spectroscope- an instrument used to split light into different wavelengths, which we see as different colours of the rainbow.

Please contact education@glucksman.org for booking and further information.

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Secondary Level Workshops

4 December 2018 - 10 March 2019, 1.5 hour workshop €100,

Booking essential

Secondary School Junior Cycle (12-15 years)

Future Forms: We are the Change Makers 
in partnership with Cork Chamber

When we look to the future we often envision utopian or dystopian outcomes for our world. This workshop invites groups to draw on popular science fiction examples of the future as they create their own artworks that highlight the significance of our actions and their potential consequences. Participants in this workshop will have their artworks displayed in the Glucksman in a dedicated Future Forms exhibition from 13-17 March 2019.

Art + Light: Light installations

Taking inspiration from modernist artworks and our natural environment students will design and build their own sculptures. Using cellophane, wire, card and projectors, participants will work together to create a large-scale light installation. 

Secondary School Senior Cycle (15 - 18 years) 

Future Forms: We are the Change Makers 
in partnership with Cork Chamber

This workshop invites groups to work with an artist to develop artworks that stand as the blueprint for the values of our city. We’ll trace the city’s history and it’s key characteristics before identifying the fundamental actions that will make for an inclusive, diverse and sustainable Cork city of the future. Participants in this workshop will have their artworks displayed in the Glucksman in a dedicated Future Forms exhibition from 13-17 March 2019.

Art + Light: Cyanotype printing

Create your own photographic prints in this hands-on workshop that takes inspiration from one of the earliest forms of photography. Discover the science behind the printing process that uses photosensitive materials, chemicals and UV light and was commonly used to create blueprints. 

Please contact education@glucksman.org for booking and further information.