Our 3rd Class boys visited the National Gallery of Ireland on Wednesday. The boys have been learning about the artist Claude Monet this year and were very excited to see one of his paintings in person.

Each year our students focus on an artist as part of the ‘looking and responding’ strand of the Visual Arts curriculum. This enables our students to learn, in detail, about different styles of art and to further appreciate the work of artists. To see the artists we learn about click here.

Our 3rd Class boys have been focusing on the work of Monet and his style of impressionism. Previously, the boys have studied Picasso and cubism (1st Class) and Jack B Yeats and expressionism (2nd Class) and were lucky enough to see some artwork by these artists too. They were very eager to share their knowledge and opinions with the lovely guides at the National Gallery!

After their tour of the National Gallery, they had a picnic in Merrion Square and had lots of fun in the playground! Have a look at some of the pictures from their trip below.