Sunday, December 9, 2012

Junior Certificate Art Exhibition

 The end of term is fast approaching and this evening will see The College host the Junior Cert Art Exhibition in the BSR. This will take place after the Annual Carol Service in The College Chapel. The work of the Junior Cert Art pupils from the last academic year will be available to view throughout the evening. The standard this year is very high with approximately 50% of the pupils achieving an 'A' grade. It will be well worth a visit. Images in this post offer a glimpse of what will be on show.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Form III Examinations

Andrew Holt

Janet Boyd

Mark Crampton

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Examinations have begun for all Forms and posted this week are some examples of observational drawings created by pupils during examinations week. Posted today is work by Form II. 



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Graphic Design, Form II.

Posted today are more of the album covers designed by Form II pupils during their graphics studies.

Daisy McKeever

Ralph Sweetman-Sutton
Michael Kennedy

Freddie De Montfort

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Graphic Design

Today's long overdue post features work from Form II.  The theme 'Me myself and I' was explored through collage. Thumbnail sketches based on the imagey in the collages formed the basis of the design process for creating an album cover. Images below depict some of the album covers as works in progress. More examples will be posted during the week.

Jack Masding

Ciana Taylor

Kirsten Higgins

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Form II Still life.

Form II have been putting their observational drawing skills into practice by composing a group work still life. Focusing on the elements line, shape, form, tone and composition they have completed two large scale still lifes using mixed media. 



Monday, September 24, 2012

Still Life

 The pupils of Form V Q set have completed their still life paintings and have begun the process of developing a section of their work that will be suitable for a relief tile. The tiles will be constructed using papier mache and caulk. To engage with this process requires particular skills and therefore pupils are forced to carefully consider key elements such as shape and texture. Further, students must consider the element of composition regarding their individual tiles and also how such compositions could complement one another when displayed together.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Black & white

 Posted today are paintings by Form II. They  have been working on the observation of the shape, form, and tone of basic shapes; cubes, cylinders and spheres. These basic shapes exist in most everyday objects including the cups and mugs depicted in the paintings below.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt, Dena Al Hamden in Form VI Q set began preparing a design today which will be suitable for glass painting. The strong sense of colour and pattern in Klimt's work proved to be an excellent staring point for Dena who used her natural flair for creating organic rhythms and patterns to begin work on the design process. Luckily enough we have plenty of primary source material relating to stained glass here at the College which can also be used as observation material to help inform her decisions about colour and shape.
Adele by Gustav Klimt

Monday, September 10, 2012

Still Life

The Form V Q set has started the year by looking at still life compositions. A still life is a composition of inanimate subjects typically comprising various commonplace objects. The Q set looked at some of the still lifes painted by the Dutch Masters, C├ęzanne and of course Salvador Dali's 'Living Still Life'. However it is the more modern still life images which caught the pupils' attention and has provided the inspiration for the work which they began in class today.

 Posted below are paintings by the American artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz, The light and translucence along with amazing attention to detail make these oil paintings truly remarkable.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Junior and Leaving Certifcate Art Examinations


Over the past three days the examination of the Junior Certificate project work and Leaving Certificate craftwork has taken place. We wish the best of luck to all of the Leaving Certificate candidates with their results in August and the Junior Certificate candidates with their results in September.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Creation of the Sun and the Moon.

Dena Al-Hamdan, Form V Q Set Art,   was inspired to paint a version of a detail from the 'The Creation of the Sun and the Moon' which is part of Michaelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel. Her inspiration came as a result of attending a cultural trip to Italy, which was organised by The College earlier this term.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Form IV, Street Art Project

The street art project started with a brief look back to prehistoric cave paintings, then ancient Greek and Roman graffiti, and then onto more contemporary work on the subway trains of New York and the Berlin Wall. Street Art has now become a much more accepted and respected art form and is more refined and highly finished than before. This project was designed to get the Form IV art sets working together in groups/teams with a site specific piece of street art as their goal. Since we could not actually paint the walls, we took measurements of some particular places and worked up some scaled designs which, when developed and finalised were up scaled and painted onto big sheets of paper which had previously been taped together and cut to the appropriate size. When they were finished we took them to the chosen site and blue tacked them in place and took photographs as a record. 

Peter Watts.