Senior Cycle Art




Welcome and thank you for visiting the PDST Art section. The PDST Art team provide high-quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to deliver the best possible education for all students. This site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional development services provided by the PDST.


If you have not registered with the PDST Art team and would like to keep up to date with the latest news and information please register your details here


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To avail of school based support for Art:  Follow this link to our online form


The Art Teachers Association of Ireland (ATAI) supports Art teachers through their network of branches throughout the country. Details of events can be found on their website.





National Seminar Day 5


The PDST are delighted to continue with the delivery of face-to-face facilitation with National Seminar Day 5 for Art Teachers, commencing on 20th March 2023. The full schedule is available on the attached flyer and at


This seminar day will give teachers the opportunity to:

  • Reflect on their engagement with the Specification to date

  • Explore the development of learning through effective questioning

  • Examine assessment methodologies and approaches to planning responses

  • Explore the development of research, communication and reflective skills

  • Examine how student engagement and participation can be enhanced

  • Consider opportunities to expand on the range of Areas of Practice



To avail of this CPD please ensure you are registered with the PDST.


Assessment Arrangements For Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2023


Please find the link below.


Senior Cycle Art information can be found on page 11


Visual Art Junior Cycle information can be found on page 81


PDST presentation at the ATAI National Conference 2022


The following 9 minute video briefly outlines the material that was covered during the Leaving Certificate Art National Seminars to date:



Learning to Look: An online introduction workshopVisual Thinking Strategies (VTS)


The PDST in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle, Dublin City Council, The LAB Gallery, and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are delighted to offer an elective online Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) introductory workshop.


This facilitated workshop will uniquely provide teachers of all subjects and disciplines with an opportunity to respond to and discuss an image in a collaborative online space. This online experience will model how VTS supports visual literacy, evidencing observations, engaged discussion and collaboration.


For more information and to register please click here.




Blended Learning 


This is an interactive resource which aims to support teachers when engaging in a blended approach to teaching, learning and assessment. This website offers some practical suggestions and case studies to highlight the various ways teachers can use blended learning approaches in their daily practice.







The contact person for SC Art is Catherine Begley
14 Joyce Way, Park West Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12