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Hunt Museum - Post-Primary Reading Irish & European Art

Post Primary School Programme

Reading Irish & European Art

Suitability: Senior Cycle

Availability: September - May

Duration : 60 minutes

Cost:€3.50 per student, Teachers go Free

To book email: or call 061 490089


This workshop supports students in preparing for the Visual Studies (Section 1 & 2)

of the Leaving Certificate written exams. Using visual thinking strategies this workshop enables students to look, analyze and interpret works of historic importance by Irish & European artists such as Jack. B Yeats, Sean Keating , Roderic O Connor, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin.

Through group discussions  students  learn how to create a structured response that reflects a personal connection to the work.

Areas of focus to choose from :

A: European Art, covering themes of Realism, Impressionism & Post Impressionism

B: Irish Art & Modernism


Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn and apply critical and visual language when assessing,
  • Understand and appreciate Irish and/or European art
  • Complete structured written analysis of artworks including subject matter, composition, style, media/materials, techniques and influences

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