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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Tribe by Newpark Comprehensive

Tribe by Newpark Comprehensive

Tribe from Richie Heffernan on Vimeo. 'Tribe' is the result of our collaboration - Artist Richie Heffernan, a diverse and creative bunch of Newpark Comprehensive 5th Year Art Students and teacher Dee Mulrooney. It was created over the winter of 2014/15 in Dublin,...

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...

Gaelcholáiste Mhuire 2015

Gaelcholáiste Mhuire 2015

            Art teacher Katie Burgess and the students of Gaelcholáiste Mhuire completing their print project.

Deerpark CBS 2015

Deerpark CBS 2015

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

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.  

2015 Meanscoil Gharman

2015 Meanscoil Gharman

Art Teacher Danielle Kearns and artists and students of Meanscoil Gharman put finishing touches to their stained glass project.

2015 Glenamaddy Community School

2015 Glenamaddy Community School

Art Teacher Helena Cuniffe, Mary Nihill President NAPD, Brendan Flynn of the NAPD Arts and Culture committee and the students of Glanamaddy Community School at the...

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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.