Information for Teachers and Students
A visit for primary level students can be used to support various aspects of the curriculum including:
  • Art, Craft and Design (investigate by looking; learn about artists; architects and designers from different periods; develop observational skills)
  • History (how people lived; the changes that took place over different periods and how people were affected by those changes; understanding local history and learning about evidence)
  • CSPE (appreciating our environment)

We provide worksheets for primary level students and these can be provided in advance of your visit here.

A visit to Glebe House can also be used to support aspects of the Leaving Certificate History curriculum.

Social and cultural history, and Leaving Certificate Art (design and craft work) are particularly relevant. Leaving Certificate Art students are also invited to visit our regular fine art exhibitions which will encourage students to develop an awareness of the importance of the visual arts in our culture and community.

We provide occasional art and craft workshops for children during school holidays and during Heritage Week. Check here or on our Facebook page for details. We are also happy to assist students who are carrying out research on local history, art and architecture.

We have produced a series of five Leaving Certificate Art videos designed to help students attempt the question dealing with an exhibition visit. It seems unlikely that you’ll be able to visit a gallery between now and the exams so we are trying to give you something instead.

Each video deals with a different aspect of the question from the exhibition concept and content to the design and interpretation. As we’re restricted in our movements we had to mend and make do quite a lot so apologies for the quality of these videos.

Please share this with any students you think might find it useful and get involved in the comments section on our Facebook page to ask questions.

Part 1

Here’s the first in a series of five Leaving Certificate Art video aids designed to help students attempt the question dealing with an exhibition visit.

Part 2

In this, the second video looking at an exhibition for the Leaving Cert Art exam, we explore the themes of the exhibition Derek Hill’s Donegal.

Part 3

In the third video in this series we explore the theme of Tory Island in greater detail for the Leaving Certificate Art Exam.

Part 4

In the fourth video in this series we take a look behind the scenes of an exhibition and analyse the design of ‘Derek Hill’s Donegal’.

Part 5

In the final video in the series we assess how comfortable the artworks are in ‘Derek Hill’s Donegal’ and how comfortable a visitor might be in here also. We analyse how easy it is to get the most from this exhibition. Finally we take a close look at three individual pictures.

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… about the Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme.


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