GCSE Art Day

GCSE Art Day

Demonstration with PJ Lynch

This year we are pleased to offer a GCSE Art day with acclaimed Irish illustrator PJ Lynch. This lecture day will address Component 1 Part B of the CCEA GCSE specification.

Belfast-born PJ Lynch is well known for his illustrations of The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and When Jessie Came Across the Sea amongst many other titles. Lynch has won many awards for his work, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions. He has also designed posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre, stamps for An Post, and coins for the Royal Mint.

Arriving at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, pupils will tour our exhibition before attending a demonstration taken by PJ Lynch in our Helicon theatre space.

Pupils will –

  • Get first hand insight into the practice of an artist within the creative and cultural industries.
  • Develop an awareness of the illustrator’s working practices.
  • Develop an understanding of the purpose, intentions and functions of art and design and how this impacts on their own work.

(Taken from CCEA GCSE Specification in Art and Design)

Students and teachers are welcome to sketch and take photos throughout the exhibition and demonstration.

Booking Information

Wednesday 5th October

10am – 12.30pm

£6 per pupil

Numbers are limited – early booking is advised.

Out & About Community Transport have suggested favourable rates may be available for schools in the Magherafelt District.
Contact 02879300123 for more information.

To Book:
Please call via 02879 387444 or email brid.mcguinness@midulstercouncil.org.