Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

The visual arts are housed in the former gymnasium, converted in 2000 into a split-level space for classes and individual work, with adjoining rooms for the ceramics and photography departments. In this attractive environment pupils learn how to experiment and to communicate visually and are challenged to think creatively.

There are art, pottery and photography clubs, practical trips and expeditions to galleries, and major annual exhibitions. The College has had a fine tradition of nurturing artistic talent over many years, including the artists Patrick Pye, Patrick Scott and Paki Smith, former teacher Oisin Kelly, and fashion designer Marc O'Neill, and our current pupils maintain this tradition, regularly being accepted into art colleges in Ireland and abroad.