This is the blog of the Art Department of St. Columba's College, Dublin 16. Here you will see examples of pupil work, historical references, news items, information on exhibitions visited, & possibly other various items!
Today Form IV begin the process of choosing subjects for their Leaving Certificate. All Form IV pupils will recieve information on the course outlines of all subjects from which they may choose. The following posts include examples of Leaving Certificate Craftwork, Still Life and Life Drawing; the three main areas of focus in the Leaving Certificate Art Craft and Design Syllabus.
Today's photo is an award winning photo by Poppy Vernon, Form VI. Poppy shot this photograph entitled 'Books of Common Prayer', at St. Audeon's Church and it became the winning photograph in the youth catagory of the National Heritage Week's photographic competition.
This Painted Fish by Eireann Tinkoff, Form I, focuses on the use of Primary Colours. The bright colours are very attractive and the brushstrokes in the background help to convey the sense of movement in the fish.
Nicloa Dalrymple, Form I (see below) has used black strong outlines in her composition which is reminiscent of the work of Paul Gauguin. Gauguin's paintings in Tahiti used Primary Colours and dark outlines.
Yesterday, Sccart posted news of Emily Robyn Archer's upcoming exhibition at the M.S.T.L on South William Street on December 10th . In the Art Department archive we found some work by Emily. This work created when she was a pupil in Form IV at the College, and we are sure the English Department will be interested to see it. She designed this poster (see below) for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (the SCC Shakespeare Society's production in 2002). Her poster then went on to become part of a competition in which pupils at the college were invited to decorate her design. This poster below was coloured by Jonathan Hollis (OC) when he was in Form I.
An Exhibition of new work by OC Emily Robyn Archer opens at the M.S.T.L, Top Floor, 11 South William Street, Dublin 2, at 7pm on Thursday 10th December 2009. She studied Fine Art at the N.C.A.D. and has taken part in many exhibitions and shows since graduating. She was recently awarded a Bursary Residency at the Belmont Mill Artists Studios. This upcoming show is her first solo exhibition .