St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney, Co. Kerry 2024

St. Brigid's Secondary School Transition year and 5th year students hosted an art exhibition in Killarney to share their 2024 Creative Engagement Project 'Personal Reflections'. Teachers: Alice Quilter & Fiona Archibald Artist: Tracy Sexton

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

First year students in St Jarlath's College in Tuam enjoyed a felting workshop with artist Karena Ryan. Beautiful results. Teacher: Therese Kenny Artist: Karena Ryan

Intermediate School Killorglin, Co. Kerry 2024

Transition Year students from the Intermediate School Killorglin, Co. Kerry have completed their Lino printing Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Rebekah Power Artist: Rochelle...

Boyne Community School, Trim, Co. Meath 2024

Boyne Community School students had fun creating their art in the Clay workshop for their Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Jen Toner

Meánscoil San Nioclás, Rinn Ó gCuanach, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phort Láirge 2024

TY and Senior students of Meánscoil San Nicolás worked with renowned artist Kerryming Sun to create some beautiful stained glass art. Teacher: Maria Ní Dhonnabhain Artist: Kerryming Sun

Portfolio

Creative Engagement ShowcaSE

Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Inis 2019

Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Inis 2019

‘Beatha Abhann na hInse – River Life of Ennis’ are three stained glass lightboxes created by Transition Year Students from Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Inis. TYs worked on the cross-curricular project with Art Teacher Marie Connole, Artist Nathalie El Baba and Technology...

Curragh Post Primary School, Co. Kildare 2019

Curragh Post Primary School, Co. Kildare 2019

Curragh Post Primary School, Co. Kildare have their Creative Engagement Project 2019 are delighted with how it went. The following are images of the early stages of project:  

Cork Educate Together Secondary School, 2019

Cork Educate Together Secondary School, 2019

First year students from Cork Educate Together Secondary School have their Creative Engagement Project 2019 completed. 'Future Spaces' is all about engaging 20 first year students in considering how we can create vibrant cities that are diverse places where people...

De La Salle College, Waterford 2019

De La Salle College, Waterford 2019

De La Salle College in Waterford took on 'Environmental Art, No Paint _No Panic' for their Creative Engagement Project 2019. Transition year art students created an art mural. They decided to make their work eco friendly, and used only water to create their design as...

Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin 2019

Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin 2019

Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin Creative Engagement Project 2019 The transition year students of Gealcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin participated in 2 lino reduction workshops facilitated by Corkprintmakers. Thar 2 seachtain thaispeáin na ealaíntóirí as...

Deerpark CBS, Cork 2019

Deerpark CBS, Cork 2019

Deerpark CBS, transition year students worked on a new school mural of LOCAL CORK HEROES for their Creative Engagement Project 2019. Artists: Alan Hurley and Kevin O'Brien Teacher: Lorraine Naughton

Recent News and Updates

School visits and please send in images.

Where possible, members of the NAPD Arts Heritage Culture committee are visiting schools currently to meet teachers artists and students to support the work.  The committee members who are visiting the schools  are usually from that area of the country.  Schools will...

read more

Nollaig Shona dhíbh

Nollaig shona dhíbh . Have a great holiday and a powerful New Year. From all at the NAPD Arts Culture and Heritage Committee.

read more

creative engagemet

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.