Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Nora Langguth

Aoife Broderick

Eireann Tinkhof

Monday, January 5, 2015


Posted today are batiks completed late in the Michaelmas Term by the form VI Q set group.

Kristina Danielyan

Laetitia Beissel von Gymnich

Eliza Willisch

Gemma Bewley

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cézanne's Apples.

Form VI Q set has started the year trying to recreate Paul Cézanne's apples using some of the seasonal windfalls we have found around the College!  For some, it is their first real taste of painting and they are beginning to realise and to understand how colours relate to one another especially when paint is applied in many layers. Unlike Cézanne, who painted with oil paint, the pupils are using acrylic paint. The paintings posted below are still works in progress, and it is hoped that they will be completed by our first exodus weekend.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Texaco Children's Art Competition Entries.

A group of pupils in Form II entered the Annual Texaco Children's Art Competition. Posted below are their entries!

Nathalie Verwijs
'Mt. Fuji'

Conall Mathur-Dix
'Dog Day'

Henry Carroll

Ivan Moffitt

Richard Dennis
'The Water Factory'

Sorcha McCooey

Monday, December 16, 2013

Celebrity Portraits!

Conall Mathur Dix

Sorcha McCooey

Josie Pollock

Charlie Stewart

Jamie Ukagba

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Celebrity Portraits!

Moving on from the monochrome green paintings completed earlier in the term, Form II tried painting their favorite celebrities. Using just black, white and grey, the pupils painted the shadows, contours and planes of the face to bring to life their chosen celebrity. Check out the results!

Lucy Hancock

Sasha Cole

Felix Alyn Morgan

Charlotte Bennet

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ceramics Ireland

Yesterday Form II visited the Pearse Museum where they viewed a broad range of ceramic work at the Ceramics Ireland Annual Exhibition. On arrival we were greeted by one of the artists Vicky Sutherland and she gave us a  full explanation of the raku firing process which she used in the porcelain forms she had on display.  A number of pupils in Form II are currently working on a ceramics project and hopefully this outing will help to shed new light on some of the possibilities for their own creations.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Green fingers!

Although it has been some time since we posted any pupil work, the art room has been a busy place with pupils  producing all kinds of things! In addition to  portfolio preparation, Form IV Photography and all the usual weekly lessons there have been junior and senior art trips to 'Sculpture in Context' at the Botanic Gardens, as well as the making of  props for the Form I and II plays which will be performed in the coming weeks. Posted today is work by Form II.
 After carrying out a colour mixing exercise, Form II used view finders to organise compositions with green fruit and vegetables.  We photographed the compositions and used them to refer to for the paintings. The objective of the lesson was to focus pupils attention on colour, shape, texture and composition.
Sasha Cole

Josie Pollock

Lucy Hancock

Charlotte Bennet

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Submarine

Each term the Library publishes a magazine The Submarine . The latest edition is  solely dedicated to art and there are a number of articles ranging from gallery recommendations to analyses of paintings such as da Vinci's 'Last Supper'. There are also lots of excellent visuals, most of which were completed by pupils. Both Junior and Senior Cycle pupils have contributed to this publication and the Art Department are very thankful to our Librarian Mr McConville for conceiving the idea of an edition of the magazine dedicated to the area of art. 

 The Submarine can read online below via Issuu (click for a closer view, again for the closest, and navigate via the arrows). 

Thursday, June 13, 2013


It is not uncommon to see deer grazing around The College.  However, in recent weeks one has taken up residence under a large eucalyptus tree and has not moved an inch !

Posted today is another piece of work completed by Form V pupils. By simply using found materials, they have made a number of sculptural pieces suitable for placing in specific parts of The College. Just like the Gnomes you never know what will appear next !