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

President John Kelly visits 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...

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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Bandon Grammar

Bandon Grammar

Bandon Grammar School are fortunate to have Luke Sisk as their Artist in Residence for Creative Engagements this year. Luke Sisk is a full time professional ceramic and glass artist. 10 lucky transition year students are currently halfway through their glass casting...

Cork Educate Together Secondary, 2017

Cork Educate Together Secondary, 2017

Cork Educate Together Secondary School is in the first year of existence, having opened in August 2016. It is the very first Educate Together Secondary School to be opened in the South of Ireland. Our First-Year students are on a ten-week subject rotation of art. The...

Assumption Secondary School,  Walkinstown, Dublin 2017

Assumption Secondary School, Walkinstown, Dublin 2017

Assumption Secondary School, Walkinstown have finished their Creative Engagement Ceramic Project. Every person in the school was involved in making a ceramic piece including students, every staff member... teachers, caretaker, board of management... [gallery...

The Fashion Department, Limerick College of Further Education  2017

The Fashion Department, Limerick College of Further Education 2017

Fashion Department Creative Engagement 17 Annette Malone and Fashion Department students produced a collection of costumes based on theme “Under the Sea”. These costumes are currently under post production and being photographed to create a short animation by another...

Blackwater Community School, Lismore, Co. Waterford 2017

Blackwater Community School, Lismore, Co. Waterford 2017

Blackwater CS have had landscape artist Eilis O’Tool, introduce herself and her craft to first year students for six weeks. These sessions included a research trip in our local environment where students took photos on their phones for inspiration, learning the...

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Claregalway, Co. Galway 2017

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Claregalway, Co. Galway 2017

Creativity and excitement has filled the Art room over the last few months as the 5th year Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Art students develop new skills and techniques with local Ceramics artist Maeve Gallagher, through the Creative Engagement Programme. The students have...

Inver College, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan 2017

Inver College, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan 2017

The Creative Engagement Project 2017 with the 1st years in Inver College is going really well, they are near the end of it now. The project was inspired by Patrick Kavanagh's poem "Spraying the Potatoes". They are going to unveil the Textile Art Piece "Spraying the...

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St. Joseph’s College Lucan 2015

St. Joseph’s College Lucan 2015

Art teacher Niamh Garvey and Ceramic artist Niamh Synnott collaborate with the students of St Joseph's College Lucan . Displayed on this post are elements of their design process from...

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Deerpark CBS 2015

Deerpark CBS 2015

Art teacher Lorraine Naughton and the students of Deerpark CBS Cork, tackle Creative Engagement.

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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.