Friday, December 20, 2013

Northside Partnership Schools Art Competition

Congratulations to Rebecca O Keeffe, Erin Hand and Amy Collins who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the 1st year category of the Northside Partnership Schools Art Competition. Beautiful work girls well done!

Rebecca O Keeffe 1st prize

Amy Collins 2nd Prize

Amy CollinsErin Hand 3rd Prize

An award ceremony will take place on Thursday 9th Janurary. After this the winners will be on display in Coolock Library from Monday 13th to Friday 24th Janurary and Raheny Library from Monday 27th to Friday 7th February 2014.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2nd year Masks: Bad Guys

5th year Knitting

5th year general studies class have been knitting snoods. A cross between a scarf and a hood! Here are two finished samples. Great work girls.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ty neo impressionist painting

Transition Year
Neo-Impressionist Project

The Transition Year Art Class has been studying French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painters. We particularly liked the work of George Seurat, and his paintings made from thousands of tiny dots. This technique is call Pointillism. We decided to make our own version of Sunday at La Grande Jatte using the techniques Seurat used. We started by enlarging our small copy of the painting onto a 3m X 2m board, the exact size of the original. We then blocked in the main areas of colour so we could see where everything would go. Once we were happy with this we mixed up all the colours we would need, just as Seurat would have. Then we applied thousands of tiny dots to make our Pointillist painting. Seurat’s idea was that the painting should be viewed from a distance to create optical mixing. This is where all the dots merge and mix together in the viewer’s eye rather than on the painting. So take a step back and enjoy our painting.

Friday, December 6, 2013

2nd year graphic Design; Stamps

2nd yr Bag Making

Last term second year students have researched packaging and bag design. Firstly students were asked to come up with a concept product to be put in their bag. This could be based upon similar products already available but must be changed and redesigneg by them. Students then reasearch the form, function and graphic content of bags and packaging. This research imformed and helped the student to design their own bags. The bags were then made from a flat sheet of A2 paper, adding designs and folled into shape.

1st year Snowmen Drawing

To complement our observational drawing project and introduce 1st years to chalk pastels we drew snowmen today using a medium tone base and added light and dark tones.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

1st year Painting

After learning about the colour wheel, how to mix paint and how to make shape looke 3D by adding tone the 1st year class painted large still life paintings.