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Visual Arts

We love Art and Craft in our school!The six strands in the Primary School Visual Arts Curriculum are Drawing, Paint & Colour, Print, Clay, Construction and Fabric & Fibre.As you walk through the corridors and classrooms, you will see lovely art displays.We enjoy entering art competitions such as the Texaco Art Competition and also Doodle 4 Google.We also encourage local craftspeople to come in and share their expertise with the children at various times of the year.

Pottery Lessons in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 11th May 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

On Tuesday, 10th May 2011, Hilary Jenkinson, a local potter, visited Wandesforde National School to teach the children how to work with clay and make pottery. In the Infant Classroom, the children made their own name plates out of clay. They had great fun working with the clay and designing their own name plate. Here are the photographs to show all of their hard work!

These are some of our completed nameplates which will be fired in a kiln. We’re really looking forward to painting them next week!!

Date posted: 11th May 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Easter Art in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 22nd April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

During April,  the Infant Classroom learned about the artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his painting, “Sunflowers”. As an art appreciation lesson, the children all made their own  picture of “Sunflowers” using oil pastels. They did fantastic artwork and really showed off their artistic talents!!

Designing their own Easter Bags for the Easter Fairy Cakes was another art activity for the children

The children also designed their own egg character using polystyrene eggs!

 Happy Easter Everybody!

Date posted: 22nd April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Easter Art and Activities in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We made Easter Chicks using wool and cardboard.  We put googly eyes and a beak on the chicks…

We enjoyed painting some Easter Art.  We painted chicks, eggs, rabbits and animals…

We made Chocolate Nests using shredded wheat, melted chocolate and mini eggs.  Delicious!

We decorated our own Easter Eggs…

Happy Easter from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Baking Easter Fairy Cakes in the Infant Classroom!

Date posted: 14th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

On Thursday, 14th April, Junior & Senior Infants baked Easter Fairy Cakes! The children were all given a job to do in making the fairy cakes. Here are photographs of all their hard work!

We all got to decorate our own fairy cakes with chocolate, eggs, smarties and maltesers!

We all brought 2 fairy cakes home in our Homemade Easter Bags!

Date posted: 14th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Easter Art

Date posted: 12th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

In the senior classroom we have been busy painting Easter scenes.

 

Here are Easter rabbits enjoying a beautiful sunset!

Date posted: 12th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |