In November, the 4T Class were chosen to take part in this project which explored the concept of living in the city and discussed the challenges facing architects and planners in designing for the future. The focal point was the installation of a ‘typical’ Dublin Local Authority pebbledash house incorporating a pebbledash façade and metal frame skeletal structure which was on show in Clarke Square, Collins Barracks. The project was a fantastic opportunity to work with a practising artist and to take part in a national exhibition. It was a chance to try something new and become involved in a visual discussion on the future of Dublin.
A group of 6th years visited the Royal Irish Academy on Wednesday, 5 November for the book launch of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin 1759 - 1847.
The Annual Art Exhibition will take place next Thursday 2nd October in the Assembly Hall from 5.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. All art students will have work on display and everyone is invited to attend.
The Fifth Year Art Co-ordinators organised a Pop Up Art Workshop on 7 April for First Year students to create an Easter sweet container. The 1st & 5th years had a great time making their creations and eating the sweets afterwards! Thank you to Robyn Parker and Emily Noonan for organising the fun event.
Congratulations to Iseult Mullan in 1st Year who has progressed to the semi final of the Doodle 4 Google competition. This year Google asked students to create their doodles based on the theme “My adventure..." The winner will have his or her artwork displayed on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours in March 2014. We wish Iseult the best of luck in this exciting competition!
This April Loreto College, St.Stephen's Green collaborated on an exciting project with the Royal Hibernian Academy. The RHA is located on Ely Place and makes a significant contribution to Irish arts. The recent exhibition Skin: An Artistic Atlas was the focus of the project. This project catered for 5th year students and complemented both their practical work and Art History course.
The workshop consisted of a guided visit of the exhibition, a life drawing workshop and a visit to our school by Mary Kelly, an exhibiting artist. The guided visit of the exhibition was facilitated by Sarah Dunne O'Connell and students observed work by artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Cara Philips, Robert Ballagh, Gwen Hardi and Mary Kelly.
The life drawing workshop took place on the morning of Saturday 13th April in the RHA artist studios. Students had a chance to draw two models in a series of poses. This workshop expanded students’ knowledge of life drawing and presented an opportunity to try new techniques and approaches to drawing the figure. It was a valuable educational experience for all involved.
The final part of the project took the form of a question and answer session with Mary Kelly. Mary Kelly discussed her life and work with the students and described her perspective on what it is to be an artist.
We would like to thank the RHA, Sarah Dunne O'Connell and Mary Kelly for facilitating such an interesting and enriching project.
For the first Pop Up Art Workshop of the year the First Years designed Vampire Lollipops.
18 students created Lollipops based on Vampires at lunchtime on the last day of term!
Loreto College St. Stephen’s Green proudly displayed a collection of work at this year's Art Exhibition on October 3rd. A collection of beautiful Junior Certificate work was on display. Second Year students presented their fantastic puppets and First Years had a series of etchings on show. In addition to this, Leaving Certificate work was exhibited in the form of ceramic posters and foam puppets.
The first of what is hoped to be an annual event was held last September – the school Art Exhibition. Junior Certificate students proudly displayed their preparatory work, with an array of ceramics, posters, painting, preparatory and packaging. The Sixth Year work was in the form of a series of ceramic heads, accompanied by stunning preparatory drawings.
A total of €2,590 was raised from ticket sales for the Maytime Music concert held on Sunday, 13th May. This money will go to Loreto Sudan.
Over the course of two days Transition Year students took part in a workshop with photographer Tim Durham. The workshop stimulates visual awareness, encourages students to trust their creativity, and offers simple technical skills. Many of the skills that are developed during this workshop are built upon in the Leaving Certificate Art curriculum. This was a highly enjoyable and beneficial experience for the students involved.
Congratulations to Niamh Ní Leathlobhair who won the Leinster Schools Debating Championship last Tuesday evening (27/3) in Trinity College. Niamh gave an excellent speech opposing the motion that:
“This House would formalise, in international law, America’s role as police force of the world”.
The Leinster Schools Competition is the largest debating competition in Ireland and as such this is a fantastic achievement. Well done Niamh.