Mural in DART station: Spring term 2019

In early 2019, a number of 5th Year Manor House students were approached by Iarnróid Éireann to design a mural to highlight mental health issues, to be displayed at Kilbarrack train station. Led by Aoife Bullock, these 5th years proceeded to hold a competition for 1st year students, in order to find a suitable design. Mya O'Hara's depiction was the winning choice and over several weeks her design for the mural became a reality, as both sets of students set to work on it. The mural itself was officially unveiled at Kilbarrack train station on 1 April 2019. Ms Doherty (Year Head for 1st years) and Mr Montgomery (Year Head for 5th years) would like to congratulate all the students who were involved in this project, as well as Ms Buckley (Art Department) and Mr Cox (Caretaker) for their help!

Art Project: Creating a Mural in Another School

Thanks to Ms Costello for organising an Art project for 5th years, which gave them another opportunity to express their creativity.

"Some 5th year students have been working on an Art mural project for a special needs pre-school. The group worked to a brief given by the teachers of the school, to design a mural to help the sudents with their learning. On 31 January, the group met with the teachers in St Colmcille, Donaghmende, to present their ideas and to get feedback on the mural design. The design included characters from well-known children's stories and songs. It included many shapes and objects for the children to identify and count."

(by Aifric Kelly, 5th year)

Manor House Art Exhibition: 21 January 2017

Follow our students' work and progress here:   Manor House School Art Blog

Aims of the Manor House Art department

The aims of the Manor House Art department fall under four headings:

1. Perceptual

We aim ​to promote an informed and inquiring attitude within the student towards her surroundings and environment, and to develop her ability to understand it through the medium of Art and Design.
We aim to develop the students ability to both self-evaluate and evaluate the work of others, both within the classroom structure and beyond, in terms of natural and built environment, mass media and contemporary culture.

2. Aesthetic

We aim ​to nurture the students qualities of imagination, creativity, originality, and ingenuity through practical artwork.
We aim ​to develop her aesthetic understanding, analytical and critical sensibilities through the study of art history.
We aim ​to encourage students to use their own ideas and imaginative skills in the production of orignial artwork.
We aim ​to develop the students abilities of self expression and communication in an environment that fosters creativity and individuality.


We aim ​to equip the student with the necessary practical skills and competency levels to realize their creative potential.
We aim ​to develop visual, design and problem solving skills necessary in the understanding and creation of art.
We aim ​to equip students with the necessary skills in a practical sense in preparing for a career in the area of art and design.

4. Personal & Social

We aim ​to promote a sense of community and shared enjoyment and achievement within the area of art and design within the classroom environment.
We aim ​to nurture within each individual student a sense of self esteem, personal identity and achievement through the process of creating artwork.
We aim ​to maintain an environment where students can develop the qualities of both self respect and respect for others.

Link to Art Curriculum in Manor House (pdf file)

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