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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Lucan Community College 2015

Lucan Community College 2015

Coordinator Sean Morrissey and Lucan Community College link their Creative Engagement programme to their colourful Arts Week.  The Arts Week included painting, music production, pupperty, thread...

Millstreet Community School 2015

Millstreet Community School 2015

Art teacher Barry Fraser, sculptor Kevin Mc Mahon and the students of Millstreet Community School tackle Creative Engagement.

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.  

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And more photos from the Exhibition 2014.

And more photos from the Exhibition 2014.

Photographs show students and teachers from Portlaoise College with Minister  Damien English, Minister English views work of Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmallock. Dominican College Wicklow Town orchestra perform at the Exhibition. NAPD Director Clive Byrne with Minister Damien...

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Creative Engagement Exhibition 2014  a great success.

Creative Engagement Exhibition 2014 a great success.

Thanks to everyone who supported and made the Creative Engagement exhibition a great success October 4, Collins Barracks, Dublin. See photos of the action there by looking at  the Projects and Gallery sections of the website.   The photograph above shows...

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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.