Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Gnomes decorated by celebraties including Elton John which went on display at the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday.

It seems to be all about Gnomes these days! They have been popping up around The College in recent weeks and now they have finally been allowed to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show. A number of gnomes decorated by celebrities can be viewed HERE.
The gnomes appearing around The College also have distinct themes. The Iona Gnome carries a certain attitude as well as a title. The curious looking gnome beneath the Science Block appears to be a botanist perhaps. And finally the gnome holding fort at the entrance to the Sports Hall is proving himself to be a worthy fitness enthusiast. Keep an eye out; there may be more lurking around !

Iona Gnone

Curious Gnome

Sporty Gnome

Monday, May 20, 2013

Form I Pinch Pots

Junior Induction Day
The Art Department has been very busy since term began. Now that the Junior Certificate projects are complete and the Leaving Certificate pupils have hung up their art room aprons, postings showing some of the exciting work completed by other forms can continue. Form V and Form IV have been working on sculptures from found materials and outdoor murals respectively. A number of  Form III pupils have been experimenting with portraiture using photographic enhancing apps. The results of all of these projects will appear presently. Last week we also had the Junior Induction Day and as usual we got to have a preview of what artistic delights are in store for us next term.  In the meantime posted today are some wonderfully delicate little pinch pots made by Form I.