Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas 2011

I Made this for myself, and now I am making some with my students, I will upload the photos later. The materials I used for this one were too expensive for class so I photocopied sheet music back to bak and got the students to make thiers from that. They are turning out lovely.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Doodle for Google

We are doing this with our 1st Years this year. We did it last year and it was a hit with the students, its great because it comes complete with lesson plans. http://www.google.com/doodle4google/.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Well its back to school time, and in preperation for class I began looking up the topic of identity. This is one of the areas that my senior students must complete. I came accross this site and not only did it provide good ideas on identity projects, it provided many other ideas for art class, it is well worth a look. http://www.pbs.org/art21/education/studentartprojects/index.html#. Have any of you run a scheme of work on identity, if so please share.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/school_stdnts/schools/projects/image_identity/image_identity_0607/index.html This site also has some excellent photographs of students art work. I found a great piece for an identity project too.

I like the thumb prints/typography projects on this site. http://www.danieleatock.com/project/holley-portraits/ see the picture above.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Love this blog michelleward there is a great post on typography and she shows photos of her journal entries and how she achieved them, this could be a nice project for students. I love looking at Typography it is everywhere and it is also very easy for the students to find.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Site for Art Teachers

Just came accross this keep your eye on this it might be of some use.


I have not used it myself.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Young Brits At Art Slide Show Link

Young Brits At Art, some fantastic work on the flicker site

Make a Doll

We discussed making art dolls next year with all of our students so I decided that now was the time to search for some insiration. I found a lot of examples on the internet and there are lots of sites which supply templates. This seems to be a good site. This has good instructions. How to make a sock doll here. All I need to do is make one myself as an example. I think I might link it to self portraits/life drawing. If anyone has done this with a class please share your experience and any good links you have.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

End of Year

Just some of the 3d projects my 3rd year students produced for the Junior Cert 2010. Excuse the poor quality I ran around the room with my camera phone. Project themes include, Raindrops, out and about, lifes little comforts and community spirit.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I love the sculpture which is designed and built by Jili David, voted the most influential Czech artist of the last 20 years. The 6-meter-tall artistic construction spells the word “Revoluce” (Revolution) with the lower letters considerably distorted. Made using 85,741 metal keys.