What does Arts in Education practice look like? Read about the processes and partnerships behind current projects happening around Ireland.

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The Inside Stories

"The Inside Stories" is a visual arts project led by artist Shona McGillivray and teacher Michelle O’Halloran in St Anne's School, Ennis. This project was an opportunity for children with ASD to express their interests and individuality through art.

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Mozilla Hibs Exhibition

ABC of the Three Muses – Virtual Museum

Visual Artist Jo-Anne Hine collaborators with three schools in Limerick to creativity connect with museums and galleries virtually during 2020, creating a virtual museum using Mozilla Hubs as part of the ABC of The Three Muses project.

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Weaving the Walk

Visual Artist Annabel Konig collaborates with teacher Brenda Binions and the pupils of St Patrick's N.S, Co. Carlow on an exploration into the natural environment, textures and weaving.

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Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Project – Cave Dweller

Printmaker John Busher and teacher Liselott Olofsson share their collaboration with the 1st Class pupils of Gaelscoil Osraí, Co. Kilkenny investigating local folklore and oral histories as part of the Teacher - Artist Partnership (TAP) initiative.

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Image copyright Teacher -Artist Partnership - Teacher Vera McGrath & Artist Claire Halpin - Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smál, Cartown, Co.Louth

Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Project – Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smál

Portal Documentation Award recipients, artist Claire Halpin & teacher Vera McGrath share with us their work with the pupils of Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smálas on the Teacher - Artist (TAP) Project.

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Creative Generations – Synge Street CBS collaboration with Andreas Kindler

Artist Andreas Kindler von Knobloch & Arts Teacher Maria Wright Slattery discuss their collaborative project with the TY students at Synge Street CBS, Dublin City.

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Myself and My Friends

Artist Helen Barry and teacher Mary Bennett share with us their work with the students of Scoil Mhuire Ógh 1, Dublin as part of the Teacher-Artist Partnership as a Model of CPD.





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A Sensory Experience of Place

'A Sensory Experience of Place' included artist Lisa Cahill, teacher Leanne Kyle and the pupils of P2 & 3 Aughnacloy P.S. Co. Tyrone.The project is part of the Virtually There artist-in-residence project managed by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership.




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Virtually There with St Patrick’s P.S. Co Armagh

Artist Sharon Kelly and teacher Fionnuala Hughes from at St Patrick’s PS, Co. Armagh, talk about their explorations for this phase of the Virtually There Project around the idea of balance.

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A Journey with our Children

An early years documentation project with Artist Lucy Hill and Woodland Park Preschool, Westport.

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‘Dublin Ships’ Public Art Engagement Programme

The project engaged withchildren in response to a public artwork. It explored questions about potential forms of art & public art as well as themes relevant to the work such as technology, infrastructure, philosophy, locality.

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100 Year History Project – Children as researchers

A creative commemoration project, engaging children and teachers from 10 schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland with the Decade of Commemorations, through research and creative activity alongside a professional artist and writer.

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(c) Vanya Lambrecht Ward. Courtesy of Kids' Own

Virtually There

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward collaborates with children from Ardfert National School, Tralee, via video conferencing technology.

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Room 13 (c) Fingal Arts Office

Room 13

Artists Órla Kelly and Anne Cradden work with Scoil Bhríde Cailíní and Tyrrelstown Education Together, supported by Fingal County Arts Office.

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Full concentration (c) Helen Barry

Learning About Learning

Artist Helen Barry works with Teacher Joanna McCallig and Junior Infant children from Dominican National School, Dun Laoghaire.

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'Materials' (c) Fingal County Council Arts Office

Artful Dodgers

A unique early years arts education programme taking place in two community crèche services in Fingal, north county Dublin.

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Cluas le hÉisteacht (c) Maree Hensey

Cluas le hÉisteacht

A year long process-led engagement and partnership between the second year students of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle, their art teacher Brenda Ní Fhrighill and artist Maree Hensey.

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Cubes and Compromise

Visual artist Helen Barry engaged in a 12week collaborative residency with 1st class children in the Muslim National School, Clonskeagh. Together they explored components of Islamic art and design using a cross-curricular approach.

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Outdoor painting

Úlla Beag: Print media project

An early-years collaboration exploring the integration of visual print media into Aistear and Siolta.

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