ATAI & NCAD Letterpress Workshop


ATAI & NCAD Letterpress Workshop

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of April 2017

Are you looking to re- engage in an artistic practice or to learn a new skill? 

Reminder: New LC Assessment Framework - Region meetings

New Leaving Cert Assessment Framework Teach Meet - Cork & Tipperary Region meetings

Wednesday February 15th 2017

See your newsletter or ATAI Facebook for times, location & contact details.

Leaving Certificate Art Design Component Seminar

PDST are delighted to offer a seminar entitled: 'Leaving Certificate Art Design Component'

The seminar will cover:

Free Portrait Sculpture CPD Workshop (Dublin)

Date: 4th February 

Number of Attendees: 15 participants

Time: 10.30 am to 2pm , including 30mins lunch break.

Location: Blackrock Education Centre, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

"A portrait sculpture demonstration with contemporary sculptor, Liz O'Kane.

Part-Time Opportunities In Junior Cycle For Teachers Schools’ Support Services

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is a Department of Education and Skills teacher support service hosted

by Monaghan Education Centre. JCTs aim is to support schools in their implementation of the new

Framework for Junior Cycle through the provision of appropriate high quality continuing professional

development for school leaders and teachers and the provision of effective teaching and learning resources.

JCT currently has a number of part-time Associate opportunities nationally in the areas of:

Important information from the SEC:

There may be members out there that may not be aware of the new arrangements for Leaving Certificate Art in 2018, particularly those who are teaching outside of the regular school timetable. It is very important that they are made aware of the implications of the changes.

6 day CPD tour to Florence - last chance to book

Last chance to book 6 day CPD tour to Florence from 19 - 24 February 2017! Fully guided tour to include visits to the Uffizi Gallery, Academia, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo , Santa Croce, Duomo and many other sites.

Open to all art teachers, friends and families.

Contact for details.

Junior Cycle Visual Art Curriculum

Please see link to most recent version of the  Junior Cycle Visual Art Curriculum, to begin September 2017, which has been uploaded today by the NCCA, 12/12/2016


Highest Achiever Awards 2016

We were delighted to host the leaving Cert Art Highest Achiever Awards in IMMA this October. The awards went to some fantastic students from around the country and were presented by Senior Curator Helen O'Donogue. This is an amazing achievement for all the students, given the difficulty of getting an A in Art.

Alice Jaeger, Highest mark overall in Leaving Certificate Art Higher Level 2016 - Presentation Secondary School, Tralee

Honorary members 2016

John Lyons and Margaret Keenan, both past presidents of the Art Teacher's Association, were presented with honorary membership at our AGM in October.


Both have been longtime supporters of the ATAI and worked behind the scenes for many years on behalf of art teachers and students around the country. We were delighted to be able to thank them officially with their honorary memberships and hugely appreciate their dedication and hard work.


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