As part of Creative Engagement this year we worked on a really exciting project with the artist Anthony Haughey.
The focus of our project this year was photography and activism. Our project had a number of stages, starting with a visit to the Gallery of Photography to see a exhibition called the 'Lost Moment' . This exhibition showed us the role photography has played in civil rights in Northern Ireland while presenting it in the context of other international protests such as American civil rights moment and Paris student protests.
We also got to see a darkroom demonstration as part of our visit - where we could see how a negative was developed in to a photograph.
Pinhole Camera and Darkroom workshop with Brian Cregan
We were so fascinated with the darkroom and analog photography that we got in touch with Brian Cregan a photographer and darkroom expert. Brian helped us turn the Art room store in to a pop up darkroom for a day and taught us how to build pin hole cameras and develop our photographs.
Zoetrope Workshop with Anthony Haughey
"I really enjoyed this experience! It gave me an insight into how things were done and how much effort and work goes into making a film and it's production" Temi, 5th year
For the first trip of the new school year, the Fifth Year class chose to spend it in the Dead Zoo in Dublin in order to aid their studies in the anatomy of animals. The Zoo features some of the world's most exotic and extinct species.
Besides admiring the taxidermy that adorns the walls, their task was to take pictures of animals that caught their interest, to further inspire their own project of crafting 'Trophy Heads'.
'Trophy hunting' is the hunting of wild game for human recreation. The trophy is the animal, or part of it, kept and usually displayed to represent the success of the hunt.
Below are some of the works in progress of the class:
"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't be afraid to try." -Karolina
"Trying out a new style." -Temi
"Zebras are cool." -Laura
This video was created and produced by 5th Year student Bobbi Fay. It aims to help incoming 1st with their subject choice. Choose Art!
The LuskCC Fifth Year students connected with Blackchurch printing studio in Temple bar to carry out a printing workshop. These are the prints they made.
This years TY have gotten together to host the first ever musical in our school. Everyone was very busy practicing their dances and making sure that everything was in order. The art department was working up to the very night of the show, making sure that the stage can be set. Between adjusting pieces and painting lockers, the set design crew also created the famed Greased Lightning, completely from scratch. They made sure we got that 50's vibe by adding an old-school jukebox to the scene.
Our Creative Engagement project 2017 explored Street Art and Graffiti. We looked to the Irish contemporary street art scene for inspiration for our project, and we were fortunate to get to work with Dublin street artist and illustrator Jess Tobin aka Novice.
TY students look at Jess Tobin's art work, along with the work of artists such as Conor Harrington, Joe Caslin, and James Early. Based on this some students used the own photographic portraits in their work. Students spray painted on to large wooden panels which have been hung in our school building, these bring our students' expression and colour to our halls.
1st year Art Exhibition took place on Thursday the 19th of January in the art room at lunch time, where a number of mesmerizing mask designs were on display. Students made posters for the event that attracted people to visit the enthralling exhibition.
The Lusk Community College Art Instagram, @luskccart, that has been run by Megan Sarah last month, has been growing since November 2016. The page displays a variety of artwork, photographs and inspiring posts of the student's progress on their artistic journey. The account represents the art department of Lusk Community College which shows the artistic flair and creative capabilities of the students.
Photography by Dani Lizama
Article by Karolina Gailiute
5th year students 2016/2017
On Wednesday the 26th of October the students of took part in the Art Teachers Association of Irelands campaign for Leaving Cert reform. For the # StateOfTheArt campaign students, teachers and SNAs in Lusk CC made their voice heard on social media by decribing what Art means to them to show the importance of Art on the curriculum.
The Art curriculim has not changed since 1972. These are the faces of the future and the need a curriculum that is relevant to them in 2016.
For more information visit www.artteachers.ie/content/stateoftheart-facts-and-figures
We are very proud of our 3rd year students who exhibited their work in the Irish Museum of Modern Art as part of the Creative Engagement Exhibition 2016. They produced their collaborative coil pots and individual ceramic tiles under the guidance of artist Sinead Glynn.
Our Creative Engagement Project this year combines Literacy and Ceramics inspired by the contemporary artist Grayson Perry! We are fortunate to work under the guidance of Dublin based ceramics artist Sinead Glynn.
Workshop Two and Three
Lusk CC Art
Have a look at some of our current and past projects here!