Friday, December 17, 2010

End of Term

Today is the last day of term. Scc Art leaves you until January with a few more examples of senior cycle batik work for viewing. Merry Christmas!

Joanna Tottenham Form V

Ciara O Byrne Form VI

Daphne Wright  Form VI

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Closer Look

Last night the Annual Junior Certificate Art Exhibition was held in the Big Schoolroom after the Chapel Carol Service. It is a popular event and last night was no exception.  Posted today is a closer look at some of the individual pieces of work by last year's Junior Certificate pupils. There is evidence here of a broad range of materials being used for the various crafts from batik to clay, wire and clay modelling to casting and plaster carving.
Rachel Rogers

Ora Seth-Smith & Eleanor Dolphin

Timothy Hone

Archie Macauley

Eleanor Dolphin

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Junior Certificate 2009/2010 Art Exhibition.

The Art Department is gearing up for the Annual Art Exhibition of last year's Junior Certificate Art Projects. The Exhibition which is held in the Big Schoolroom will begin at approximitely 9pm following the Carol Service in the College Chapel. Posted today is a sneak preview of some of the work on display.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Form VI Craft, Batik.

Batik by Amelia Shirley Form VI

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Form I Landscape Painting

Cormac McCooey

Michael Murphy
Freddie Morris

Marina Wright

Friday, November 26, 2010

Landscape Painting

Evidenced in these Form I paintings is the  inspiration that pupils drew from the collection of National Geographic Magazines which are part of the Art Department's resources.  Some of the pupils used their own personal photos (see the image which depicts two children walking on the beach with their father).  The pupils painted on the back of an off-cut of leatherette. The paint took to the reverse of the leatherette very well and the resultant texture (both visual and tactile) of the paintings closely resembles that of a canvas painting. There will be more paintings posted tomorrow.

Ciaran Chisholm

Janet Boyd

Caroline Kavanagh

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Every Monday some members of Form II working with  Ms. Caroline Lynch (student teacher, Hdip. ADE NCAD). At present they are designing vessels to be constructed out of clay which also take the form of an animal. The main construction technique they will be using is coiling. Posted today are some of their drawings from the design process stage of the project.

 Posted below are a couple of examples of how an animal form could be morphed into a clay vessel.

Monday, November 22, 2010

'I Will Fear No Evil'

Posted today are more photographs of the clay modelling work by the Form VI Art Q-Set.

Each of the five tiles will be assembled and displayed as a unit after they are bisque and glaze fired.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Form VI Q Set Chapel Project. 'I Will Fear No Evil'

'I Will Fear No Evil'  are words inscribed within the Chapel walls here at the College. When researching this project, The Form VI Q Set pupils recorded much information from the Chapel but settled on these words for their project. They decided to work individually but with the intention of displaying the clay tiles together. Many of the designs and motifs that appear in the Chapel provided the inspiration for the decoration on the individual tiles. This planning required the pupils to work together when making decisions in order to make sure the final piece looks unified. The tiles are now drying out and will be glaze fired after the initial bisque firing. More detailed images will be posted on Monday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Anamorphosis Perspective

The Ambassadors (1533) by Hans Holbein the Younger hangs in the National Gallery, London. It is a a double portrait, but the painting also contains a still-life of several  objects. It is also an example of anamorphosis in painting.
Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. "Ana - morphosis" comes from the Greek words meaning "formed again."

Posted below are more still-life examples from Form V. If drawing and painting is not your strength you can still create your own still-life ; just click on this link!

Jonathan Shiell

Fenia Miescke

Kim Jennings

Jong Ryul Jeon

Alice Alexander

Angus Johnson

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Paul Cezanne
Still life with a Skull

Vincent Van Gogh
Skeleton with a Cigarette

Still Life with Skull

Form V have been working on still life composition. Included in their compositions is a skull, a symbol of death and mortality. The skull has appeared in many paintings through the History of Art.One such 'vanitas'  painting by the Dutch painter Steenwyck can be viewed HERE.

More examples of Form V work will be posted in the coming days.

Ciara O Byrne

Tyrone Langham

Aoife Gernon

Joanna Tottenham

Leonie von Stotzingen