Art and Design is a central part of life in Sligo junk kouture design classGrammar School.

The art department in the school is a very active and vibrant one. The art room is always a hive of activity  with students coming in and out on various projects – art students and non-art students alike!

Students study the subject at Junior Cert and Leaving Cert level, enjoying consistently good results. All TY students get a chance to work in the art room as they do a module in art, incorporating photo editing skills and screen printing . Some students elect to do the Junk Kouture Fashion Design competition while others are involved in designing and editing the school newsletter. All TY students also do crafts in the Art Room. They vary from year to year and include batik, tie-dye, jewellery making and felting.HOA trip 16 3

Students work is always on display around the school and in recent years samples of SGS students art work has been exhibited in the ER department of Sligo General Hospital.

5th Year and 6th Year Students are taken to Dublin every year on a History of Art Educational Trip. They get a chance to see the buildings and works which are part of their Art History course. Castletown house, The Casino, Marino, No 27 Fitzwilliam Street the National Museum, National Gallery and Royal Hospital, Kilmainham are among the places they visit over the two years

Junk Kouture 2017


JK Eco Bandit Front Eden side tree %22Bardotti%22 by Carla Blennerhassett and Hazel Hopkinson

TY students from Sligo Grammar School have been working flat-out for the past number of weeks to create outfits from recycled materials for the Junk Kouture Competition 2017. Four groups submitted designs, three of which are pictured here. Scarlett Moore and Ahyun Kim designed “Eco Bandit” and Carla Blennerhasset and Hazel Hopkinsin created “Bardotti”. Not pictured here is Nicole Lawson and Kaitlin Cawley’s offering “Cyborient” The students sent pictures to the judges who selected designs to go forward to the Western Heats in March. Well done to Juno Ellison and Kitty Bird with model Nina Ndu-Nwogu, who  qualified for the Regional finals of the competition in Castlebar on March 8th. Their creation, “Eden”, received a silver ticket from competition sponsors Bank of Ireland which guaranteed them a place in the Regional finals. Their dress was made completely from scratch by themselves. Dog food cans, coffee pods, newspaper, plastic bottles and oodles of other junk was used to make the outfit. 

A previous National Finalist is pictured below.

Junk kouture finalist

Art On View


Ms. Hynes makes a consistent effort to keep the work of her pupils on view throughout the school and has frames around the walls to display their work. This changes a few times a year as the students produce new work. After the Junior Cert results are out the 3D work of the art students is displayed in the hall outside the Staff Room along with work from HE and woodwork students. All parents and families are welcome to drop in to see what their sons and daughters have produced. 

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