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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Donabate Community College, Dublin 2017

Donabate Community College, Dublin 2017

We have beautiful results from Donabate Community College's Creative Engagement Project 2017. The Aim of the project is to create a ceramic totem pole inspired by interests of the students, the...

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...

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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.