Ireland in 2116

I was walking through Dublin this morning and noticed that the Art Gallery was open so we decided to pop in for a coffee and a quick look around. One of the current exhibitions is ‘Imagining Ireland in 2116’ which was a competition that was run as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Hundreds […]

Easter Art Ideas

Two weeks until the Easter holidays! I can’t believe how quickly this year is going! So here are some Art ideas for Easter. I’ve split them into 3 categories; easter eggs, easter bonnets/baskets and bunnies/chicks! If you have any other ideas – email me or comment below! Easter Eggs     Easter Bonnets/Baskets     […]

Daily stations

I was thinking of some new ideas that could be used in January and thought about stations. These would be fun, minimal prep activities that could be used daily/weekly that might give a focus to a certain time in the school day (first thing in the morning/after break/after lunch/just before hometime or just add something […]

Christmas Art Ideas

Its beginning to look a lot like….. Christmas! Ah one of the maddest times of the year – so here are some nice art lessons/ideas that you might like. I usually try to get 2 pieces of Christmas Art completed.

Famous people in history- art and history display

I recently shared the above photograph on Facebook and Instagram. This was a display by one of my colleagues which integrated Art and History. The children chose a famous person in history – wrote some interesting facts about the person and then created an image and background about them. Here are just three examples of […]

Winter Art Ideas

Winter is here so I’m putting together some winter art ideas that are separate to Christmas. I’ve spent the last few hours looking online for inspiration and here are some of my favourites. The Snowflake is really effective and makes a lovely display in your classroom. They cover the Construction strand and children can work […]

Halloween Art Ideas

I know it’s a bit early but this will give you a chance to get the materials you require. Spooky Silhouettes Art teacher in LA Mythical creatures (made from clay/ could be a drawing lesson too!)   Monster Attack The children chose an image from newspaper/magazine (mainly vehicles but any images could be used). They […]

Hands On – Crafts for the Classroom

Ultan the editor of ‘Hands On – Crafts for the Classroom’ got in touch with me before we went back to school about this publication. Art is certainly not my strong point so I was excited to read about the books and delighted when the hard copies arrived in the post. My first impression was […]

Recreate Ireland; Creativity through Reuse

Last week as I was browsing Facebook a post from Recreate Ireland popped up on my page – I had previously liked the page and I knew my school had a membership but that was about all I knew so I clicked onto their page and was really interested in learning more about them. I […]

Art Supplies

Usually if you are working in a mainstream classroom you’re given an art budget which is typically between 5 and 8 euro per child. So in a class of 28 children you will have approximately 150 – 200 euro or more to spend on art supplies for the year.