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 Here you will see examples of pupil work, historical references, news items, information on exhibitions visited, & possibly other various items!
Posted today is an excellent example of Leaving Certificate clay modelling. Imogen Wardell's work is a clay model representation of a Hermit Crab. After bisque firing the clay model Imogen choose to paint it with acrylics rather than glaze the piece.
Form V has been practising their life drawing skills. Often it can be difficult to critically analyse one's drawings whilst working on them. It is common practice to 'stand back' from our work in order to assess its qualities. It is for this reason that Form V worked on large pages and used a long paintbrush with chalk taped on to the end (literally standing at a full arm's length from their pages). This way of working forced the pupils outside their comfort zone and allowed for evaluation of their drawing while drawing. The results are very promising and show a greater understanding of the elements involved in life drawing, especially that of proportion.