In Art, Craft, Design you will have the opportunity to create images and objects using a variety of tools, materials and special equipment. To understand Art, Craft, Design it is important to make things yourself so that you learn and understand by doing.
The syllabus aims to develop the expressive, communicative and functional modes of art, craft and design in the individual within the art class.
There are three strands: 1. Art, 2. Craft, and 3. Design.
Drawing is a central activity to the syllabus and links with 2-D (painting and graphic design). 3-D, Options (craftwork). However, the new Junior Cycle also hopes for students to achieve critical and visual language, visual culture and appreciation, art elements and design principles, and an incorporation of media.
In Art, Craft, Design you will:
- investigate by looking and recording your observations and experiences
- learn a variety of new crafts
- learn to work in 3-D e.g. construction, sculpture or clay work
- learn about the design process and how to use it to create new design objects and images
- learn to make links between your artwork and that of other artists, craft workers, architects and designers from different countries and historical periods.
Information on Junior Cycle Art, Craft and Design
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”