Art and Design Department
The Art and Design Department is a three person department comprising of Mr Baker, Mr Doris and Head of Department, Mrs Robb, supported by Art technician Mr Connolly. The department has a long history of teaching GCSE and A’ Level Art and Design (CCEA) along with A’ Level Photography (OCR). September 2015 will see the introduction of Moving Image at A’ Level.
The Art and Design Department at St Louise’s has always been strongly represented at CCEA’s annual ‘True Colours’ exhibition in the Ulster Museum. 2015 will see three girls, one from each exam level, take pride of place with the top 10% of Northern Ireland’s finest.
The department promotes strong drawing and painting skills from the outset of Key Stage three. These skills are enhanced and developed at exam level, together with ceramics, fashion, textiles, sculpture and print making.
The department is proud of its excellent connections with local artists. The department will run twilight courses with visiting artists such as Jason Hake, print maker and sculptor. The students experience the opportunity to work with a practicing artist and develop their recording skills in new and exciting mediums.
The department has strong connections with the Ulster University. Martin McGinn (Product Design) and Connan Fitzpatrick (Digital Animation) have been two of the guest speakers from the Ulster University. Their presentations to the students on courses and career paths were both inspirational and enlightening. Louise O Boyle, Head of the Foundation Course at the Ulster University Art College, has also come along to St Louise’s to give A’ Level students advice regarding portfolio building and preparation for Art College.
PLEASE LOOK AT OUR GALLERY TO VIEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE GCSE AND A'LEVEL EXHIBITION 2015