CPD in Visual Art for Primary Teachers

NCAD Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Visual Art for Primary Teachers 2016/17. In collaboration with Blackrock, Drumcondra and Dublin West Education Centres.

Summer Courses 2017

Details of Summer schedule for CPD workshops can be found below. All of the Summer courses take place on the NCAD campus at 100 Thomas Street in Dublin 8 and run for the full week from 10am to 2.30pm daily. Please email cpd@staff.ncad.ie with any questions.

Literacy & Numeracy through Visual Art in NCAD and its environs - Dates: 3rd to 7th July (3 courses)  OR  21st to 25th August (3 courses) - Book through any of the 3 Education Centres (details below).

The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups.
Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.

Exploring Numeracy and Literacy through Printed Textiles in the NCAD. - Primary and Post Primary teachers - Date: 3rd July to 7th July - Venue: Printed Textile Area, Granary Building, NCAD. Book through Dublin West Education Centre (details below)

Over the course of five days participants will explore Literacy and Numeracy through Printed Textiles in NCAD with artist Mel Bradley. Participants will be introduced to various ways of print/mark making on fabrics. Participants will learn the basic technical skills required for: Silk Screen, Transfer, Painted Screen and Multi-process printing on fabrics. Teachers will also experience a wide variety of assessment approaches (AfL, AaL and AoL) and assessment strategies for application in their own classes. Fabrics are not included in the course fee but will be available to purchase from the tutor.

Re-imaging the Italian Renaissance through Drawing & Painting in NCAD - Primary and Post Primary teachers - Date: 14th-18th August - Venue: Room 207, School of Education, NCAD. Book through Drumcondra Education Centre

During the five day summer course participants will examine and explore the potential of selected Renaissance images and re-image them through Drawing and Painting under the expert guidance of Art Historian and Painter, Anne-Marie Keaveney. Work will be executed in acrylics on prepared paper and issues of Composition, Colour mixing and Mark Making will all be explored, collectively as well as by individual tuition. Advice and guidance will be given on editing the images, preliminary drawings, preparation of painting supports as well as paint application and a variety of painting techniques.

Exploring Digital Pathways through Art in the Digital Hub and NCAD - Primary and Post Primary teachers - Date: 10th-14th July - Venue: Digital Hub and NCAD - Book through Blackrock Education Centre

Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen).
Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.


All courses must be booked through the Education Centre listed above. 

Drumcondra Education Centre  - call (01) 8576400 with credit card details. You will also need to quote your Teaching Council Number when booking.

Blackrock Education Centre - Log on to Blackrock's online booking system to view and book courses. http://booking.blackrockec.ie/

Dublin West Education Centre - Log on to Dublin West’s online booking system to view and book courses. https://www.dwec-courses.com/