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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CBS Secondary School, Charleville 2017

CBS Secondary School, Charleville 2017

The Transition Year students at CBS Charleville, Co. Cork are in full rehearsal for their Creative Engagement Project 2017 play. The show will be performed on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st in The Schoolyard Theatre. [gallery...

Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 2017

Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 2017

Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 2017 Creative Engagement Project 2017 is concentrating on comic creations. " The comic workshop course in Crana College was definitely one to remember. The young people excelled in each stage, from character design to script...

De La Salle College, Waterford 2017

De La Salle College, Waterford 2017

Second years in De La Salle College, Waterford had a fantastic time with Stephanie Hodgers researching and creating lino prints for their Creative Engagement Project 2017. The school is putting them on permanent  display as the project is based on the school founder...

Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount 2017

Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount 2017

5th year students of Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount, Dublin 8, have been working with Debora Ando concentrating on the art of print for their Creative Engagement Project 2017. The students have been working on the theme of medieval Dublin and have made...

Coláiste Muire, Ennis 2017

Coláiste Muire, Ennis 2017

Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare have started their Creative Engagement Project 2017. The area they are working in is felting. In the photos below the students are seen just getting to grips with the medium and investigating the feel of the wool and the materials. It...

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2017

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2017

The students in Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin are working on their Creative Engagement Project 2017, creating an installation for display in the school using wood carving, pyrography and painting. Artist: Evelyn Broderick Teacher: Clare Blackwell...

St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda 2017

St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda 2017

St. Oliver's Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth are currently working on a ceramic installation for their Creative Engagement Project 2017. The murmuration of birds will be hung in the schools new cafeteria/communal area. The installation aims to reflect the...

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Lusk Community College 2015

Lusk Community College 2015

Art teacher Vita Ryan , artist Elanor Mc Caughey and the students of Lusk Community College continue their Creative Engagement project which involves self portraits in oils on concrete.  

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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.