Clay Art

The children in Miss Daly’s room had great fun making pottery and molding with clay. It can be a bit messy but Togher N.S. is a “hands on, minds on” school – we like messy!

Pointillism

Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. As part of our International Dot Day celebrations the children had great fun developing their artistic skills using the pointillism technique.

 

International Dot Day

We celebrated International Dot Day last week. The inspiration behind International Dot Day is the children’s book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds which encourages students to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration. This day is dedicated to getting children to fearlessly make their mark on the world!

Bookmark Competition

Cork County Council Library & Arts Service recently launched their Summer Arts & Reading Programme. with a Design a Bookmark Art Competition.

Theme: “My Favourite Book Character goes on holiday”

Congratulations to Darragh who won the Age 5 and under category and Kelly Ann who won the 9-12 years category in Dunmanway Library.

Abstract Painting

The children in 3rd and 4th class explored the artworks of the American artist Bill Scott. Scott is a contemporary abstract painter who’s artworks blur the boundaries between abstraction and representation. Scott’s work continues the tradition of abstracted landscapes that draw on both nature and the imagination. The children were inspired by Bill Scott’s artworks to create their own abstract landscape paintings.

Spring Art

Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of colour and his original ideas. The children in 3rd and 4th class have explored the artwork of Matisse and created their own spring art.