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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Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2023

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2023

Hansfield ETSS senior students worked with artist Henry McGrane on their Creative Engagement Project 2023. He demonstrated painting a portrait from start to finish in his distinctive style as he spoke to students about his career and areas of work. They then...

Galway Educate Together Secondary School 2023

Galway Educate Together Secondary School 2023

Galway Educate Together Secondary School Transition Year students completed a sculpture workshop as their Creative Engagement Project 2023. They worked with artist Glenn Gibson on the Legacy Project. Glenn introduced the students to his creative practice of sculpture,...

Finn Valley College, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College, 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. Teacher: Ms. Maryann Molloy Artist: Morgan Ferriter

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2023

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2023

Christ King Girls' Secondary School, Cork Transition year group worked with artist Kevin O'Brien on a street art inspired spray paint mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Teacher: Aislinn Spillane Artist: Kevin O'Brien

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2023

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2023

Students from Balla Secondary School worked with ceramic for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Teacher: Louise Conroy Artist: Andrew Ilsley

Arklow CBS, Co. Wicklow 2023

Arklow CBS, Co. Wicklow 2023

Arklow CBS worked with Bianca Divito to create stained glass hanging pieces for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Students gained an understanding of the skills and techniques involved in this area of practice including cutting glass, copper foiling and...

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Dublin 2023

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Dublin 2023

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School have completed their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Their 5th year Art students were delighted with their colourful display of Drimnagh Castle. Artist Paul Roche inspired them with his use of techniques, style and colour. [gallery...

Recent News and Updates

Welcome back & Exhibition

Welcome back to schools and to arts in education. The first physical Annual Creative Engagement Exhibition will be held in the National Indoor Sports Arena November 29 2023. The Exhibition will be opened by author and film script writer Roddy Doyle. Further details...

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Thank you

Thank you everyone who was involved in Creative Engagement 2022-23. We intend to hold an Exhibition of the 2022-23 work on November 29 in the National Indoor Sports Arena, Dublin. Applications for Creative Engagement 2023-24 will be accepted up to October 16 2023....

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Arts in Education Portal Day

The National Arts in Education Portal Day takes place on November 5 in TUD. There is a wonderful array of arts, speakers, workshops to be seen on the day. Creative Engagement have been big supporters of the Arts in Education Portal and NAPD are on the editorial...

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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.