These students from St. Mary’s Secondary school, Edenderry have been studying Art and Design now for three years. These spectacular Hat sculptures were designed and made by the students when they were in second year. The students are now just beginning Fifth year and Transition year. These students have exhibited work before. Sculptures of their favourite childhood book characters in conjunction with World Book Day were unveiled in Edenderry Library in 2016. The students celebrated the day with pupils from the towns national schools using their sculptures to stimulate story-telling sessions. The exhibition was so successful with library visitors that it remained on display for a further two months! Along with their teacher, Miss Fiona Farrell, the students are delighted with the opportunity to exhibit these pieces in such a wonderful space as the Aras an Chontae. The project title set was: ‘Head Full Of Dreams’ and the brief was to design and make a hat to wear, with images from their dreams bursting forth from the top. Their response was very creative and individual, focussing on Form, Colour and Texture. They sourced and used found materials as they pushed the boundaries of hat design. The students hosted a hat display and fashion show for their peers, which were very well received. These students have proceeded to follow Art and Design into their Transition Year and Leaving Cert programmes.
List of students: Samuel Denehan - ‘Bottom of the Sea’ Avril Donegan –‘Flower Garden’ Orla Mac Namee- ‘Diabetes’ Aisling Blong- ‘Capture the World’ Shauna Brady- ‘Junk Food’ Anna Joseph – ‘My Desert Island’ Jason O’Connor – ‘New York, New York’ Alex Byrne- ‘Playing with the Devil’ Evelyn Coughlin – ‘Dingle’ Alex Kulaszewicz – ‘Corpse Bride’ Tamara Sztanko -‘I want to be in the Movies’ Niamh Mac Nelis – ‘Tropical’