The 2019 Project concluded with a Looking & Responding Session held in the Monaghan Education Centre on Tuesday 28th May.  Here are some images of the wonderful work undertaken by pupils in the following schools: St. Patrick’s NS, Shercock, Holy Family School, Cootehill, St. Louis GNS, Monaghan & Urbleshanny NS, Scotstown.



Application Deadline 23rd November 2018

CRAFTed learning skills for life

Are you a primary school teacher that would like to engage a professional craftsperson in a Visual Arts Project? The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Monaghan Education Centre have funded residencies available through the CRAFTed Programme, apply now through Monaghan Education Centre.

The CRAFTed programme gives primary school children and teachers an exciting opportunity to stretch, bend and extend their creative margins and learn the skills of various craft disciplines by working with professional craftspeople. Following the success of the CRAFTed programme last year, the 2018 programme involved 77 schools nationwide, including 77 teachers, 70 trained craftspeople and over 2,000 children. Students all over Ireland developed skills by exploring textiles, silver smiting, ceramics, woodwork, animation, willow weaving and fashion design to name a few, all explored through the wider curriculum.

The CRAFTed programme for 2019 is currently being developed.  Primary schools interested in learning more about participating in the programme are encouraged to visit the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s education website and to contact Monaghan Education Centre for information on CRAFTed and an application form.

Deadline for applications 23rd November 2018

To find out more click on the following links:

CRAFTed Schools Information Pack-20CRAFTed learning skills for life 201919

Crafted Booklet

CRAFTed Applcation Form (Application Deadline 23rd November 2018

CRAFTed is delivered in partnership with the Association of Teachers’ Education Centres of Ireland (ATECI).

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About CRAFTed

The Design and Crafts Council of Irelands CRAFTed Programme gives Primary School children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople in the classroom.