Introduction . . Art Dept
The study of art is the study of visual language.
Giving students an understanding of this universal language allows for unique self expression and personal creative development.
Art has been nurtured as a subject in Blackrock since its foundation. The college art room today continues to provide a creative oasis for our students.
Our focus is very much on the student as an individual.
The art room provides a dedicated environment for creative learning where the development of student imagination is emphasised alongside the teaching of technique.
The Department of Education and Science determines the art curriculum.
Second and Third year students work towards the Junior Cert art project and drawing exams.
Transition year allows for further personal creative development.
Fifth and Sixth years work towards the three practical Leaving Cert exams and the Senior Cycle art history exam.
In addition to the academic art structure our students interact with and provide a range of art work for numerous college events such as the transition year radio station, leman concert, carol service, graduation mass, college annual, open day and prize day. Students are encouraged to display their work and take part in various in house and external art competitions. A sense of art as profession is encouraged.
In addition to these activities there is also a very active and popular after school arts club.
Examples of Work
Students learn a range of techniques in the creation of their work. Examples include object drawing , life drawing, painting, graphic design, calligraphy, lino printing, screen printing, digital media, 3D modelling, construction and carving.