Throughout the year we offer lots of creative learning opportunities for students of all ages. Your class can experience a live theatre show, enjoy world-class art exhibitions, or enjoy a creative workshop led by professional artists.

Working closely with the current curriculum, we’ve created a number of opportunities to support post-primary school learning at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh.


SKETCHING TO ETCHING | Sat 15 Feb | 10.00am – 4.00pm | £24.00 | Armagh County Museum

Flex your artistic muscles with this creative printmaking workshop in the historic setting of Armagh County Museum. Using the museum’s diverse collection for inspiration, artist Orlaith Cullinane will help you enhance your drawing skills, before taking you through the process of transferring your artwork into a drypoint etching. You’re guaranteed to go home with a few hand printed masterpieces. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided. Bring an old shirt or apron – it gets messy.

Before the workshop you will be able to draw inspiration from Artist in Residence Orlaith Cullinane’s current exhibition Stray Sod at the Armagh County Museum Gallery and view a diverse range of works created from the museum’s collections.  See the exhibition section for further information.

Max No: 10 suitable 16+ | Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane

CAPTURING THE MOMENT – HOW TO TAKE A DECENT PHOTO | Tues 18 Feb – Tues 10 March [4 weeks] | 6.30pm – 8.30pm | £42.00 & £37.00 [conc] | AmmA Centre

A four-night photography course that will have you taking amazing pictures with any camera – smartphone, compact, SLR or Bridge. Learn the secrets of the pros in an active and lively environment.

Each week will look at a different aspect of photography, which participants can then explore and experiment with in between classes. Subjects will include framing, proportion, lighting, photographing subjects including landscape, people and portraits, action photography, night shots, still life and abstract forms.

The first part of each class is devoted to reviewing the shots taken since the previous week. The second segment is aimed at the photography topic of the evening, while also teaching you the fundamental techniques of photography.

The third and final part of each class focuses on the computer side. We use fantastic free software [Windows and Mac], which organises your photos and gives you the ability to correct and edit your photos, create slide shows and upload them to print straight from the software.

Please bring all associated leads for your camera to connect to a computer.

Max No: 10 suitable 16+ | Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane

SPRING AWAKENING | Sat 4 April | 10.00am – 4.00pm | £18.00 | £14.00 [conc] | Armagh County Museum

Whether you’re already writing poetry, or would like to start, this workshop invites you to stretch with the season’s light, and discover and develop your writing afresh. Immersed in the poetry of spring and its continuing renewal of the lyric tradition, you’ll find yourself charmed and guided to tune in to your own creativity. This will inspire you to produce new work in a friendly, safe and constructive environment. Come and awaken your spring song!

Mary Montague has authored two highly-praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals.

Max No: 12 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Mary Montague

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