Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Daily Grind by Daniel Shaw Smith (OC)

Many thanks to Mr Ronan Swift who has managed to acquire another painting for the college with some help from the tuck-shop funds. He has also written a short description about the painting 'The Daily Grind', and about the artist.

Daniel Shaw Smith is from Co. Mayo. He left St. Columba's College in 1996 and studied printmaking in the NCAD where he also completed a Masters. He has painted in London, France and Seville. Much of his work is humorous and executed in a cartoon style. Lately he has been exploring facets of the human body through medical illustration. He also cites Bud McMullen's (former Sub-Warden and Biology teacher) biology diagrams as an inspiration. He is currently working on promoting DVD boxsets of the 'Hands' documentaries on Irish craft skills made by his father in the 1970's.
Ronan Swift

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dates confirmed for Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Art Exams 2010

The dates for the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Practical Art Exams have been confirmed.

The Junior Certificate Life-Drawing and Object Drawing Exam will take place on the  morning of Wednesday May 12th 

The Leaving Certificate Craft Exam will take place on Thursday, May 13th, all day.

The Leaving Certificate Still-Life and Life-Drawing Exams will take place on Friday, May 14th, all day.  

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Women in Art

An article discussing the value of YouTube as a forum for accessing the arts appears in today's culture section of the Irish Times. It comments that "with ten hours of new video uploaded to the site every single second and over 100 million videos watched every day, more and more information is being viewed, processed and recommended. The arts – in their myriad forms – have never been more immediately accessible". The full article can be viewed HERE.  They also quote a Top Ten of Arts Gems, one of which can be viewed below.

Women in Art

Monday, April 19, 2010

Special Merit awarded to Samuel Clarke in Form I

The Trinity Term begins today and the Art Department will be very busy in the coming weeks getting Junior Certificate projects completed, preparing the Leaving Certificate pupils for their practical exams, and the Junior Certificate pupils for their drawing exams.

The term kicks of on a very positive note and SCC Art are delighted to offer their congratulations to Samuel Clarke in Form I who was awarded a special merit in the Texaco Children's Art Competition. He entered a striking painting of a 'Wild Donegal Strand' which can be viewed below and on the official 'Texaco' website HERE. 

Bubbly Batik!

Antonia Esses in Form I received a distinction for this batik of a fish.