Kildare and Wicklow ETB Newsletter Issue 8 - Page 16

Scoil Chonglais Art Students Zoom in on Local Landscape

Breath-taking displays of the local landscape adorn the walls of the new building extension in Scoil Chonglais. 5th year Art students together with their teacher Ann Deeney Walker and photographer Cian Dalton worked on this project. Photographs were taken of local scenes in West Wicklow and these were made into large prints for display in the new extension.

The largest image is a stunning panoramic shot of a rapeseed field in flower which is 5m x 1.5m.

This photography project was part funded by Creative Engagement. The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in the students and to complement curricular learning in the Arts, Heritage and Culture.

Previously funded projects undertaken by the Art students in Scoil Chonglais include a stained glass window, a sculpture and a large mosaic, all of which help to enhance the school environment.

Youthreach Leixlip students visit The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

On the 19th January, 2016 students from Youthreach Leixlip attended The Hugh Lane Gallery to view the Harry Clarke stained glass window – the Eve of Saint Agnes. The window is made up of twenty-two small panels, divided into two lights. Each panel is a depiction of a stanza of the English poet, John Keats. They also viewed the Studio of Francis Bacon which was

relocated to the Hugh Lane Gallery and was opened to the public in 2001. Over 7,000 items were found and these were catalogued on a specially designed database. Students and staff really enjoyed their visit and found it a very worthwhile experience.