Visual Art – Junior Cycle

Here is St. Dominics’ College,  Art continues to be a popular choice of subject. We have two bright art rooms that are well equipped and our students’ art work is proudly exhibited throughout the school corridors.

Art is an optional subject in first year, where all students will do a taster class for two weeks before they choose the subjects they would like to study for the Junior Cycle.

In Visual Art, students will learn to create 2D and 3D artworks using a variety of tools, equipment and materials.  In St. Dominic’s we teach many specialism’s including printmaking and ceramics. Our department has a large kiln which allows students to produce clay objects that can be then fired and glazed.

Students also engage with drawing and painting, batik, graphic design, photography and mask making.  They will also gain an understanding and appreciation of art, craft and design in both contemporary and historical contexts.

The study of Art gives students the opportunity to exercise and develop their creativity and problem-solving abilities.  It builds self-confidence and encourages personal expression.  Students learn the value of self-discipline and in working to achieve their individual goals. 

In second year students will complete Classroom Based Assessment 1(CBA 1) in the second term ‘From Process to Realisation’

In third year students will complete Classroom Based Assessment 2 (CBA 2)

There is no written exam in June for  Visual Art.

The majority of students who did Visual Art for Junior Cycle choose Art for the Leaving Certificate.