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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Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare 2021

Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare 2021

The Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare 2021 have finished their Creative Engagement 2021 Project. "Starting with the theme of identity, we looked at unique body identifiers that we all have. Such as fingerprints and iris patterns in our eyes. We asked...

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2021

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2021

Hansfield ETSS Transition Year Students have completed their Creative Engagement project 2021 called "Developing Characters". They learned all about animation and illustrations.     Artist: Bruno...

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2021

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2021

Claregalway College took on an interesting 2021 Creative Engagement Project where Transition Year students studying Italian learned Circus Skills through Italian.   Artist: Maria Auletta Teacher: Ilaria Dore...

St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly 2021

St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly 2021

St. Brendan's Community School, Birr have completed their Creative Engagement Project 2021. The Transition Year class up-cycled two concrete benches in an outdoor courtyard in the school. They learned about the art of mosaic and created two beautiful mosaic benches....

Eureka Secondary School, Co. Meath 2021

Eureka Secondary School, Co. Meath 2021

Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath Creative Engagement Project 2020-2021 was undertaken with the help and guidance of local artist, Anna Moloney. Anna was joined by a group of TY students to complete the project, the students connected with Anna weekly via Zoom...

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 2020

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 2020

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown chose to work on a Mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2019/2020. A group of 45 transition years and 5 LCA1 students worked on the project. The students learned how to use spray paint and how to create a balanced...

Curragh Post-Primary School, Co. Kildare 2020

Curragh Post-Primary School, Co. Kildare 2020

Curragh Post-Primary School, Co. Kildare 5th year LCA students are working on Ceramic heads with beautiful painted wooden backgrounds for their Creative Engagement Project 2020. Artist: Paul Woods Teacher: Antoinette Brennan...

Recent News and Updates

Creative Engagement Annual Exhibition.

Many thanks to all who exhibited in the online Creative Engagement exhibition March 3-5. It featured projects from the 2020-21 school year. There was a wide range of projects and all done under lockdown and in spite of the pandemic. A recording of the exhibition will...

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Creative Engagement Exhibition March 3-5

NAPD is exhibiting the 2020-21 projects live online March 3-5. It is a celebration of the project work done by the students, teachers and artists in the past year in spite of the headwinds of the pandemic and school lockdowns. Please contact dermotcarney@napd.ie if...

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Online Creative Engagement Exhibition March 3rd-5th.

Many thanks for everyone who were involved in the 2020-21 Creative Engagement programme in what was a very difficult school year. NAPD is now organising an online Exhibition of the 2020-21 Creative Engagement work, March 3-5 Minister Catherine Martin TD is being...

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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.