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 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

9 April - 30 June 2019, 1.5 hour workshop €100,

Booking essential

Primary School Junior Cycle (5-8 years)

Architecture + Environment: Making Monoprints

This workshop introduces printmaking to students through the accessible and fun process of monoprinting. Students will design the blueprints for their own home, school or museum and together we will turn it into a unique print.  

The Art of Photography: Photomontage

Students will work together to create large scale artworks in this workshop that explores photomontage. Photomontage is the process and the result of making a composite photograph by cutting, gluing, rearranging and overlapping two or more photographs into a new image.

Primary School Senior Cycle (8-12 years) 

 Architecture + Environment: 3-D city construction

Students will learn basic construction principles in this design workshop. We’ll be working together to create an entire city made from a range of interesting household materials.

The Art of Photography: Decoupage

We will enable participants to create personal memory boxes decorated in photographs in this workshop that introduces the students to decoupage. Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing cut-outs onto it.

Please contact for booking and further information.

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Secondary Level Workshops

6 April - 30 June 2019, 1.5 hour workshop €100,

Booking essential

Secondary School Junior Cycle (12-15 years)

Architecture + Environment: Designing living spaces

This creative workshop invites students to explore the different kinds of places that we live, learn, work, relax and play in. We will reflect on the choices architects must make to ensure a building functions well before creating our own architectural drawings for a specific interior space.

The Art of Photography: Photograms

Discover photograms in this workshop that introduces students to darkroom photography. A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light.

Secondary School Senior Cycle (15 - 18 years) 

Architecture + Environment: Introduction to model-making

This workshop invites students to create an urban environment that takes inspiration from Biomimetic architecture. We’ll research, collage and sketch ideas before creating our own model buildings.

The Art of Photography: 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 for booking and further information.