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

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 mosaics. Nathalie is the most wonderful...

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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St. Catherine’s  Killybegs 2015

St. Catherine’s Killybegs 2015

            Wonderful art metalwork project produced by Art Teacher Anna Kee's students and artist Liam Butler in St Catherine's Killybegs.

Margaret Aylward Community College 2015

Margaret Aylward Community College 2015

Teacher Grace Boon, ceramic artist Pat Rafferty and the students of Margaret Aylward Community College prepare to fire......look out for future shots....

St Brendan’s Community School 2015.

St Brendan’s Community School 2015.

Teachers Yvonne Claffey, Sharon Mc Connell and the students of St. Brendan's Community School Birr, produce  Creative Engagement costume designs inspired by the Heritage Town of Birr.

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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.