Visual Arts

Digital Art Week 2016

by admin on 08/04/2016

digital_art_weekApril 24th – 29th sees the arrival of our 6th annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. [click to continue…]

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Digital Art Week 2015

by admin on 14/04/2015

Digital Art Week 2015April 26th to May 2nd sees the arrival of our 5th annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. As it’s digital, over the course of the week, schools are encouraged to use digital tools, such as Twitter, in order to learn about art and to create their own pieces of work. Appropriately, Digital Art Week also coincides with Tech Week. [click to continue…]

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Movie Reviews 02

by admin on 26/01/2015

Movie Reviews 02This resource is made up of promotional posters for eleven fictional movies. The resource can be used in lots of different ways. Pupils could be asked to give an oral presentation outlining the plot in the movie. They could be asked to do a written movie review detailing the characters, plot, setting and movie ending. Either of these activities could be done as individuals, in pair or group work. [click to continue…]

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Annie West Yeats Colouring Pages

by admin on 06/01/2015

WB YeatsYou’ll be hearing a lot about the poet W.B. Yeats this year as lots of celebrations are planned to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. More information on the events to mark the year can be found on the Yeats 2015 website.

To help mark the year in primary schools, the award-winning artist and illustrator Annie West, who has carved out a niche through her pictorial representations of Yeats and his world [click to continue…]

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Movie Reviews

by admin on 23/10/2014

Movie ReviewsThis resource is made up of promotional posters for nineteen fictional movies. The resource can be used in lots of different ways. Pupils could be asked to give an oral presentation outlining the plot in the movie. They could be asked to do a written movie review detailing the characters, plot, setting and movie ending. Either of these activities could be done as individuals, in pair or group work. [click to continue…]

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Digital Art Week Table Quiz

April 24, 2014

Digital Art Week takes place from April 28th to May 2nd. This is the 4th year of this project which gives primary school pupils around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other pupils around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. To celebrate Digital Art Week, I’ve put together a visual arts-based […]

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Digital Art Week 2014

April 10, 2014

The week after the Easter break (April 28th to May 2nd) sees the arrival of our 4th annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. As it’s digital, over the course of […]

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Designing A Book

January 8, 2014

Many teachers will be involved with writing books with their pupils for the Write-A-Book Project which is organised through many of the Education Centres around the country. Sometimes, a lot of work can go into the story element of the book with the result that the design element of the book can be neglected. It […]

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Needles Book

November 30, 2013

Sewing is a skill which will stay with the children throughout their lives, done in a fun way. Being able to sew opens doors for people – they can make things for themselves and as presents, repair clothes, and more in the future You never know – the next Coco Chanel or Alexander McQueen could be […]

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Leabhair Snáthaid

November 30, 2013

Fuáil – is scil í seo a mharfaidh leis na páistí go deo, déanta i mbealach spraoiúil. Nuair is féidir fuáil oscalaíonn doirse do dhaoine – gur féidir leo rudaí a dhéanamh doibh féin agus mar bhronntanais, eadaí a dheisiú, agus níos mó amach anseo. Níl a fhios agat – b’fhéidir go bhfuil an chéad Coco […]

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Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2013

October 8, 2013

Sightsavers have just launched the 5th year of their national art competition for primary school children across Ireland. This is a fun and age appropriate platform which aims to inspire pupils to express their artistic talent while at the same time teaching them about the importance and value of their eyesight and learning about Sightsavers […]

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Salad Spinner Art

June 23, 2013

If you are not using that salad spinner at the back of the kitchen press any more, bring it in to school to make a great piece of visual art. All you need to create this effective piece of art is the salad spinner, paper plates and paint, it’s that easy. This visual arts lesson […]

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Weave Silk Art

April 11, 2013

Twitter is great! Last night Bianca Ní Ghrógáin (@groganbee) Tweeted a link to this visual art website called Weave Silk. As next week is Digital Art Week, I decided to let my pupils have a go at creating some digital art using the site. They’ve had great fun using the site for homework and posting […]

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Digital Art Week

April 9, 2013

Next week sees the arrival of our 3rd annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. As it’s digital, over the course of the week, schools will use digital tools such as Twitter […]

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Design a Famine Ship Project

February 17, 2013

This is a template for independent project work for pupils in senior classes. It covers elements of SESE History, science, maths, English and visual arts. Pupils have to design the ship, show drawings, write a report and construct the ship. Source: Kathleen Byrne (.pdf file 110KB)

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