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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

3rd Year Art Themes for Junior Cert

Here are the new themes for this years Junior Cert Art Exam 2018/19. Iv suggested ideas that may be helpful under each theme

1: "Nice One" 
Here you could describing an achievement or something good that happened to you,such as winning a match, taking part in something, or achieving something with your family or with friends. For your primary sources you could bring in awards, cups/trophies,medals, sports gear, music instruments, or objects that represent in achieving your goal or reward.

2: Water
This is a very broad theme and can take on many avenues, from swimming in water, to water sports, to waterfalls, water in landscapes, water in the home, drinking water, watering plants, animals needing water-rivers/ponds, floods and bad weather.

3: Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it- Confucius
Confucius was a Chinese teacher and philosopher.He believed in accepting something as true,and aimed at bettering society,like respecting elders, and not to judge or say anything negative to another person.
Here you might do your project on Confusius himself and his teachings and bring into the realm of our society or you may take the quote itself and explore its meaning. So look at every day things/objects that may not be perfect or as pretty but explore the options of showing it in a different light.

4:Whats over the hill?
This theme has many different options to choose from. you may decide to look at the landscape around where you live and take pictures from different areas, such as the farm land, animals, forests etc. Or you may take the quote as something that has aged and is "over the hill"

5: Pets and their care
This theme could explore pets at home, and their daily care from feeding, washing and playing with the animal. This could also venture into the farming and care of cows, sheep , horses, pigs etc, if you live on a farm take pictures and look at the animals feeding ,resting etc.

6: Poem: Acquainted with the night.
This poem was written by Robert Frost, the poem is quite dark and has much meaning to the poet.


He is quite lonely and the city is very quite only for a short cry from a far. Here you might like to explore city life during during the day and how its so different at night, the moon, the city landscape at night, etc

Monday, October 01, 2018

5th Year Art History-Bronze Age

Students use this power point as extra resource for writing up your notes on the Bronze Age, do not go on any further than where we stopped in the books.( just copy and paste the link below into search bar)




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

something very original

Hi students check out this amazing artist who paints onto his hand and then prints onto canvas...truly amazing!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Congrats to all the Junior Certs on fantastic results, well done!!!!!

3rd year life drawing

class continue with this https://youtu.be/SYjpkg6vrlg drawing tutorial on drawing the features of the face.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Competition: Art and Photography

Mental Health Ireland are once again having their annual art and photography competition  open to all students.This year they have new additions including new themes, new categories and bigger prizes. For more info visit: www.mentalhealthIreland.ie

Monday, September 03, 2018


6th year Art History class please use the following power point presentations as a help in answering Art History questions.



Friday, August 31, 2018

And we are Back!!

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a lovely relaxing summer, and congrats and very well done to my Art Students and all the Students in C.C.S on brilliant results.
We will have a very busy few months ahead in the art room and I am looking forward to showing you all the hard work and creativity the students will produce.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Francis Bacon

Here is some extra viewing that will come in very handy when studying Francis Bacon.


This video clip is the clip that is shown on a loop in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. This will give you a better understanding of Bacon and also how the studio is laid out within the Gallery


Here is Francis Bacon studio in 360 degrees,have a look inside


Friday, May 04, 2018

art history questions for weekend.

Please answer these two Higher Level Questions over the weekend for next Tue.

2013 H/L Question.
Paul Henry (1876-1958) painted landscapes depicting scenes from the west of Ireland.
Discuss this statement in relation to his work in general and to the painting "A Connemara Village" which is shown referring to subject matter, composition, style and colour
Compare briefly "A Connemara Village" with one named landscape painting by a different Irish Artist.
Illustrate your answer.

Please answer the following 2013 Higher level question

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)was a founding member of the Impressionist but was unique amongst his contemporaries in terms of style and subject matter.
Discuss this statement with reference to a named work by Degas, refer in your answer to subject matter , composition, light and colour, and handling of materials
How did the development of photography influence the work of the Impressionists?
Illustrate your Answer.