Upper Glanmire NS

Visual Arts

During September we focused on the Painting strand in Art. The children looked at and discussed the work of famous painters such as Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Van Gogh before painting their own self-portraits. We then examined the technique of Pointillism, looking at the work of artists Georges Seraut and Paul Signac. An Autumn walk around the school grounds further inspired the children and we decided on an Autumn theme for our Pointillist paintings.


In October we explored the Print strand of the curriculum. We began by doing simple mono-prints, applying paint to tiles, creating a picture using cotton buds and placing a page on top. We further explored the technique and created spooky Halloween pictures by overlaying black paint on top of orange in a two stage process. We learned a lot during this process through trial and error.