Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane houses one of Ireland's foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The original collection, donated by the Gallery's founder Sir Hugh Lane in 1908, has now grown to include over 2000 artworks, ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to works by leading national and international contemporary artists. Admission is free.
Children and families can participate in a variety of learning opportunities that explore the collection and temporary exhibitions in the Gallery’s children’s area and Learning Resource Centre. A lively education programme includes activities such as the Kids Club workshops. You can sign up to the Kids Club newsletter here. This summer workshops include the following:-
30th JuneSunday Sketching for 7+ year olds "Stars and Stripes", (3-4pm)
Paint the Town Red! Primary Colours Workshops for all ages, (11am-12pm)
22nd AugustGot the Blues! Primary Colours Workshops for all ages, (11am-12pm)
29th AugustMellow Yellow!Primary Colours Workshops for all ages, (11am-12pm)
It is also running lots of really cool summer camps for kids from as young as 18 months to 14 years plus, such as a yoga camp and design your own comic book.
The Hugh Lane's website is a great resource. You can download a kids guide to the Francis Bacon Studio or instructions on how to make a cubist collage