Visual Art

At Blackwater Community School, Visual Art is offered to students in Junior Cycle  &  Senior Cycle. We  have two  Art Rooms dedicated to the three strands of Art, Craft, & Design. Over the course of the subject we will be exploring disciplines such as Drawing, Painting, Printing, Ceramics, Clay modelling, & more.

Visual Art is an exciting and creative way for students to:

  • Develop self-confidence, inquisitiveness, imagination and creativity
  • Explore & develop their own ideas & to find personal expression through Art, Craft & Design
  • Use, research & experiment with a variety of traditional, contemporary, digital or new media
  • Expand knowledge and understanding of a range of Visual Art processes, skills and techniques
  • Develop the critical skills & visual language necessary to engage with contemporary culture
  • Look at, respond to and evaluate their own artwork and the artwork of others
  • Engage with authentic, real-world problem-solving scenarios
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to realise authentic artwork

At senior level the subject is further enriched with the introduction of the Visual Studies where students learn more about Ireland and It’s Place in the Wider World, Europe and the World & Today’s World. In Senior Cycle student will have the opportunity to visit an Art Gallery such as the Glucksman, Crawford or Garter Lane as part of their studies.

Visual Art is also explored as part of the Transition Year Programme.   Our Transition year students create works for ‘Artifice’ each year. This is a student exhibition held  annually  in  Lismore  Castle  Arts Gallery. The opening night is a firm calendar favourite!

We also have our own Instagram page to showcase some of our students work. Become our newest follower!  @bcs_art_gallery