Last year a great Digital Art Week was organised by myself, Simon Lewis (Anseo) and Fred Boss (NCTE) which the kids in my class thoroughly enjoyed. Planning is well advanced for this year’s Digital Art Week which will take place from 23rd – 27th April. The purpose of the week is to integrate the Visual Arts curriculum with technology and Social Media. During this week pupils will be given the opportunity to create pieces of art using technology – mobile technology, software or art websites. Pupils will then share their creations with other pupils and the world!

A really fun part of the week which my pupils really enjoyed last year was a Twitter Art Treasure Hunt. It’s back again this year with the help of Leo the V(ole). Leo has been busy talking to InterVole (the Art police) about an art thief who is planning to steal lots of famous pieces of art. He is going to need the help of pupils throughout the country to foil the evil intentions of this art thief. To take part in this aspect of Digital Art Week, set up a class account on Twitter and follow Leo the V(ole) (@Leo_theV) Also, follow the hashtag #artweek12 to keep up to date with what is happening during this week.

We’ve also teamed up with Éigse, Carlow’s International Arts Festival, who will be hosting all children’s work in a special digital gallery! Lots more details will follow over the coming weeks so keep an eye on the Twitter hashtag #artweek12 for more information.


Digital Art Week is supported by: