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Leaving Certificate Art History and Appreciation Study Day

Visual Arts
Friday, 15 March 2019 09:00 - 15:00
Place: Nun's Island Theatre

Galway Arts Centre hosts an annual study day for Leaving Certificate Art History and Appreciation students as part of its ongoing education programme.

This year's study day will be held on Friday, March 15, from 9am until 3pm in Nun’s Island Theatre. The lectures will be given by Maeve Mulrennan, Head of Visual Art in Galway Arts Centre.

The study day is intended as an intensive revision course, and not necessarily as an introduction to the topics covered in the Leaving Certificate syllabus.

The course will take the form of six concise lectures which cover Art in Ireland from Pre-Christian to Modern Times and European Art from 1000AD to Present.

The morning sessions will cover pre-Christian and early Christian Ireland, Gothic and Romanesque Architecture and Renaissance Europe. There will also be a brief discussion on essay writing skills. They will then visit ‘Spalla Gap’ by Nik Taylor in Galway Arts Centre where the focus will be on Art Appreciation and Exhibition Layout/Design, so that the students will be equipped to answer the ‘Visit to an Art Gallery’ question in Section III.

In the afternoon students can sign up to some or all of our three optional mini-lectures on Impressionism, Georgian Ireland and Irish Modernism.

The price per student is €5 and free admission for teachers. Relevant handouts for each theme will also be provided.
Spaces are limited and early booking is advised. For booking and further scheduling information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To book please email the school name, teachers name and contact, amount of pupils, afternoon options and if any student has specific access requirements.

Morning Sessions:
9am – 9.45am Irish Art History: from Newgrange to High Christian Art
9.45am – 10.25am Gothic and Romanesque Architecture
10.25 – 10.40am break
10.40 – 11am Essay Writing Skills
11am European Renaissance
12pm A visit to a contemporary exhibition in Galway Arts Centre
1pm – 1.30pm Lunchtime

Afternoon (optional) sessions:
1.30pm – 2pm From Impressionism to Surrealism
2pm – 2.30pm Georgian Architecture
2.30 – 3pm Irish Modernism

Individual Students may book, but must provide written consent from a parent or guardian. 
A copy of Galway Arts Centre’s Child Protection Policy is available up on request. 
Galway Arts Centre is supported by the Arts Council and Galway City Council.



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 47 Dominick Street, Galway City