Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford 2024

Ardscoil na Mara 5th year students enjoyed their Creative Engagement Project experience painting landscapes with artist Declan O'Meara. They held an exhibition of their work in the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre. 

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2024

St. Jarlath's College, Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project. "We worked with the mosaic Artist Nathalie EI Baba with a 2nd year Art group. We looked at plans, discussed ideas and the processes involved in making mosaics. Nathalie is the most wonderful...

Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick 2024

Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick have completed two print making workshops with Artist Declan O Meara. It was an amazing and creative experience for all. Artist: Declan O'Meara Teacher: Marie Madden

Coláiste Muire Máthair, Galway 2024

Here are a selection of photographs from our bodhran making workshop, held in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway with TY's from Coláiste Muire Máthair Galway and adult service users of St Joseph's Training Centre Galway.  The workshop took place over 4...

St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2023

St. Michael's Secondary School in Finglas have finished a beautiful Creative Engagement Project for 2023 talented Transition Year students worked with potter Pat Rafferty to create the the final Ceramic work about the essentiality of the Bees🐝 for...

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Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford 2024

Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford 2024

Ardscoil na Mara 5th year students enjoyed their Creative Engagement Project experience painting landscapes with artist Declan O'Meara. They held an exhibition of their work in the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre. 

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2024

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2024

St. Jarlath's College, Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project. "We worked with the mosaic Artist Nathalie EI Baba with a 2nd year Art group. We looked at plans, discussed ideas and the processes involved in making mosaics. Nathalie is the most wonderful...

Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick 2024

Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick 2024

Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick have completed two print making workshops with Artist Declan O Meara. It was an amazing and creative experience for all. Artist: Declan O'Meara Teacher: Marie Madden

Coláiste Muire Máthair, Galway 2024

Coláiste Muire Máthair, Galway 2024

Here are a selection of photographs from our bodhran making workshop, held in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway with TY's from Coláiste Muire Máthair Galway and adult service users of St Joseph's Training Centre Galway.  The workshop took place over 4...

Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 2023

Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 2023

Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown have completed their Creative Engagement Mural Project 2023 This project was facilitated by the artist Gareth Joyce and completed by 10 TY students. The students brainstormed some initial ideas for the mural and came up with the...

St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2023

St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2023

St. Michael's Secondary School in Finglas have finished a beautiful Creative Engagement Project for 2023 talented Transition Year students worked with potter Pat Rafferty to create the the final Ceramic work about the essentiality of the Bees🐝 for...

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2023

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2023

St. Jarlath's College in Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project for 2023. One project was a clay tile project and the second was a felting project. They were visited by Mary Hanley on behalf of Creative Engagement in early May. Artist: Karena Ryan...

St. Aidans Community School, Tallaght 2023

St. Aidans Community School, Tallaght 2023

St Aidans Community School Tallaght worked on a mosaic mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. This was a collaborative project between St. Ediths, and some of their Junior Cycle students. Artist: Dave West Teacher: Michelle...

Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College Transition Year students enjoyed Plein Air Painting workshops in the beautiful Drumboe Woods, Stranorlar to create their Creative Engagement Projects 2023. [gallery size="medium"...

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Happy month of Brigid and Imbolc

Please send any images of projects to dermotcarney@napd.ie as they are developed so that I can post them. The second tranche of the funding does not come to me until the end of April. This will be sent to you once we have received the Evaluation Form which is on the...

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Arts in Education Portal Day submissions.

Arts in Education Portal callout Arts in Education Portal Deadline: Friday 15 September 2023 Artists, teachers, academics and arts education professionals….Do you want to be part of the eighth annual National Arts in Education Portal Day? The National Arts in...

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It is an arts-in-education programme.  This entails an artist or artists coming into the school to work with the students. A creative engagement happens when a local artist or  arts  group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school. Creative Engagement programme encompasses the arts in its broadest manifestation, from the visual arts to music, from theatre to dance and all the arts in between.

The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts , heritage and culture.  NAPD envisions an education system energised through the arts and where creativity is a core activity in the post primary curriculum.   The NAPD Arts Culture and Heritage committee celebrates its twenty fourth anniversary this year 2023.  The Arts Culture and Heritage committee has been  administering the Creative Engagement programme in schools since 2005.