A SELECTION OF VISUAL NOTE BOOKS MADE BY FIFTH YEAR ART STUDENTS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE DLC FROM THE 11TH TO THE 20 TH APRIL 2018.
THE ART OF PROCESS.
THE DISPLAY LOOKS AT HOW ARTISTS DEVELOP THEIR IDEAS FROM INITIAL CONCEPT TO FINISHED WORK.
In November I worked closely with Mr. Orrock on 26B English poster presentations, incorporating research techniques such as planning your research, where to source information, how to use the information correctly and how to cite the information used.
The poster involved the following parts:
Students started with a powerpoint (American Dream) about mindmapping and planning.
Then the students split in to groups, and worked out their individual roles. We used a padlet for this purpose and uploaded the link to our VLE Moodle.
The students were encouraged to try storyboarding, in order to plan out what their final poster would look like.
The students researched, typed up information, printed off photos and designed their own artwork in groups.
The final posters were produced and presented to the entire class. Well done to our fantastic second years – such hard work and planning went into it all.
On Wednesday the 29th of November, members of the Learning Centre Committee accompanied by the Learning Centre Manager Lorraine Marrey, and Mr. Madden attended a tour of the Book of Kells exhibition in Trinity College Dublin. Followed by a self-guided tour of the Yeats Exhibition in the National Library.
These exhibitions form part of the academic year for our committee where we aim to visit at least one information/library or cultural setting. This gives the students a chance to view our cultural heritage, and also to appreciate the work that goes into curating exhibitions, producing printed resources and the display of cultural artefacts.
Each year we run a short induction session for our 2nd year students who are new to the school.
They get to learn the rules and regualtions of the Learning Centre, how to use all of the services and resources available, and get to know both our Learning Centre and Archive staff.
Our first activity is to get all students to write the last book that they have read on a post-it note and pin it to our display board – then we make a display window onto the outside corridor of all of the book jackets.
We are looking for two of our new intake of second years to join us as Learning Centre Assistants, which make up our Learning Centre committee.
The Learning Centre committee comprises of two student representatives from each year, that work with the manager, and Mr Flor Madden in involving the student voice in the running of the centre.
This is an opportunity for staff and students to work together in order to ensure the Learning Centre is meeting the needs of our Blackrock community. This includes helping with events, collection development, project work, and library visits.