CPD in Visual Art for Primary Teachers

NCAD Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Visual Art for Primary Teachers 2015/16. In collaboration with Blackrock, Drumcondra and Dublin West Education Centres.

Summer Courses 2016

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@ncad.ie with any questions

Literacy & Numeracy through Visual Art in NCAD and its environs - Dates: 4th-8th July (3 courses)  OR  22th-26th August (3 courses) - Last remaining places can be booked through Dublin West Education Centre.

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), Ceramics (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry and mask making techniques. They will explore illustrative techniques 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. A variety of drawing media and equipment will be used (small to quite large) and participants will engage in a collaborative large scale drawing that pupils will love!

Ceramics for the Art Class: Exploring Literacy & Numeracy in the process in the NCAD - Primary and Post Primary teachers - Date: 15th-19th August - Book through Dublin West Education Centre

This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore numeracy and literacy through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering.

Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms when they return to their schools.

Animate the Art Class through Digital Media in the NCAD - Primary and Post Primary teachers - Date: 22nd-26th August - Book through Blackrock Education Centre

Participants on this summer course will explore the principles of digital photography and digital manipulation. Over the course of the week participants will be exposed to and develop skills in digital media and learn how to use a variety of software packages that could be used in a school setting. Digital photography and digital photo manipulation skills will be developed. Teachers on the course will use basic animation skills to produce GIF files. Participants will use storyboarding and digital photography to create stop-motion animations and learn how to edit, publish and share stop motion videos online.


All courses must be booked through the Education Centre listed above. Courses have a €50 booking fee. There is also an additional €10 materials fee for Ceramics payable on the first day of the course.

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 - Download an application from from Dublin West's website - http://www.dwec.ie/summer-courses-2016/ - then either post off the form with payment or bring in to the Education Centre.