Teenage art classes are offered, instructing the students in all aspects of painting, drawing (figurative and object) History of Art and poster design.  This module relates directly with Group and Leaving Certificate Art, the objective to achieve  high honor’s in the Leaving Certificate.
Teenage Classes are broken down into two class modules based on the Art Curriculum in Secondary Schools. The younger teenage class uses the Group Certificate module and are also taught all aspects of drawing, painting and design. In the older teenage class we use the Leaving Certificate art module, here the students are instructed in painting composition, landscape, seascape and urban scape, Life drawing, how to draw the figure, studying facial and hand composition, and Poster design.
Group Certificate Example Project
Group Certificate: the students are tutored in all aspects of drawing, painting and design. If the student is also taking art in his/her respective secondary school and needs help with their group certificate project, they can work on their project while in this class.
Examples of Poster Design for Leaving Certificate
Poster Design for Leaving Certificate Students

All aspects of Poster Design are covered, from drawing to creating interesting effects with the paper, to layering techniques, using different materials. The most important aspects of all Poster Design is to deliver the an image which is significant to the subject matter composition. The student is instructed how to recognize and deliver a design using different materials and techniques.

Example of Teenage Seascape Painting
Painting
All aspects of painting is covered here at Ennis Art School. The student is instructed in how to use different techniques and how to recognize how a painting is constructed and therefore created.
Life Drawing in all of its complexities is an aspect which is covered in the teenage art classes, as figure drawing is a common subject matter in seascape, landscape and urban scape design. Life drawing is also one of the main categories in the Leaving Certificate examination, for this the student will need to be able to centre and draw a standing and a seated figure, be able to draw facial structure and be able to capture hands in various positions.
Life Drawing - Portrait expressions
How to draw the face in all of its glory, sad, happy, lost, angry, old, teenage, child are very important aspects of learning how to draw the face. The first thing that I teach is proportion and how to break the face down, this is then followed by perspective and the face drawn from different angles. As an example drawing I have chosen the three different states that a character can have: neutral (a serene face), peaky (hurt, with a strained expression) and knocked out (hurt and with eyes closed). These three different expressions carry the most important information about the status of your characters.
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