The specification for Junior Cycle Visual Art focuses on the students’ practical and cognitive engagement with Art. A student will experience learning through three strands as they progress through their junior cycle, Art, Craft and Design. They will explore the strands through many different elements such as:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print
  • Ceramics
  • Textiles
  • Digital Media
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed Media
  • Fashion
  • Contextual Studies

Assessment in Junior Cycle Visual Art

2nd Year: Classroom-based assessment 1 January- April. Assessed by teacher.

3rd Year: Classroom-based assessment 2 and presentation September- November. Assessed by teacher. State Exam issued in December. Booklet and two final artefacts submitted in May.

“Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.”- Kehinde Wiley

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