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

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Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2017

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2017

Balla Secondary School's Creative Engagement Project 2017 is an outdoor sculpture of a bear using recycled objects. Here are some images of the project completed by the Transition year class of 2016/2017 [gallery...

Cavan Institute 2017

Cavan Institute 2017

Cavan Institute are nearing the finishing of their Creative Engagement Project for 2017. They are holding their end of year exhibition in the County Museum in Ballyjamesduff. It is opening on the 27th of April at 7pm.     [gallery...

Royal School, Cavan 2017

Royal School, Cavan 2017

The students at Royal School, Cavan have their 2017 Creative Engagement Project underway. Some photographs of their progress here including the main photograph of the Transition Year students with Catriona O'Reilly, Cavan Arts Officer admiring the wooden carvings....

Media Department, Limerick College of Further Education 2017

Media Department, Limerick College of Further Education 2017

LCFE Level 6 Advanced TV/Film Production (ATVX) class following the recent 'Creative Engagement' Showcase & Screening event having exhibited a short film production entitled 'Never Have I ever' produced under the NAPD Creative Engagement mentorship award scheme...

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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.