Van Gough Art Project

Over the past few weeks the Art students along with Iníon Ní Mhuirí collaborated with each other to re-create two of Vincent Van Gough’s most famous paintings- “Starry Night” and “Wheat Field with Cypresses”.

Each student was given a small numbered section or ‘tile’ of the painting to paint. All of the tiles were then placed together in order to form the finished piece.

As well as the re-creation of the paintings the students also undertook a project on the life and works of Van Gough.

The tiled paintings have transformed our assembly hall into a beautiful art gallery.

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“And after all you’re my ‘Wonder Wall…..’ ”

The English and Art Departments teamed up to create a ‘Wonder Wall’ of the students’ imagined portraits of August Pullman, the main character from R. J. Palacio’s novel ‘Wonder’.

August’s character suffers from what is thought to be Treacher Collins Syndrome and has a severe facial deformity.

In English class the students identified, distilled and discussed the descriptive passages from the book which highlighted best to the reader what he may look like and used this to form the basis of their imagined portraits.

In Art class they then transformed these descriptive passages into an image.

All images were then placed side by side to see the similarities and differences in their interpretations and imaginations which led to very interesting results.

Pictured here is their completed ‘Wonderwall’.

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