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Post Date: 28 March 2022

JCT Visual Art, with Arts in Junior Cycle in collaboration with Corinne Zimmermannare excited to open registration for Intentional Drawing: Creative Thinking and Communicating through Drawing, an elective interactive workshop which will take place on Wednesday, 6th April at 8pm.   Register Here


Post Date: 01 November 2021

The window for CBA1 (2021-2022) in Visual Art, ‘From Process to Realisation’, opens today, November 1st 2021. Please see the dates below: 

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The themes have been published on and can be accessed here

As always, teachers have the professional autonomy to choose the start date, finish date and duration of CBA1 within this window. 

Please see Revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessments for further information on this year’s arrangements for all classroom-based assessments.



Post Date: 23 September 2021

We would like to draw your attention to two new resources that highlight current assessment information:

A screencast entitled Revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom-Based Assessment 2 and the Final Assessment in Visual Art 2022

And a Links Document that provides links to all of the relevant documents that are current at time of publishing, September 2021



Post Date: 08 September 2021

Please see the Revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessments for cohort of students 2019 – 2022 

Note: Document has information relating to CBA 1 and CBA 2 in Visual Art.   

Gaeilge Version : Click here


Post Date: 18 March 2021

Department of Education issued 'Returning to School Guidance for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Post-primary Students)'

"Teachers should consider how best to continue to use online learning platforms to support and embed the keyskills of Junior Cycle'

Post Date: 14 September 2020

You may find this infographic useful in the Visual Art classroom – find here


Post Date: 25 August 2020

The Visual Art team would like to  notify you of our most recent webinar A Focus On Developing Work In The Visual Art Classroom broadcast on Wednesday 22nd April. A recording of the webinar and all resource materials are available in the Elective Workshop tab in the CPD supports section on


Post Date: 04 September 2019

A recording of our webinar ‘Classroom-Based Assessment 2 and the Final Assessment  in Visual Art’ (broadcast on Tuesday, September 3rd 2019) can be found in CPD Supports (Elective Workshops) in the Visual Art section of the JCT website.



Post Date: 19 March 2019

A recording of our webinar ‘A focus on research and exploration in the Visual Art Classroom’ (broadcast on Tuesday, March 26th) can be found in the Visual Art section of 

Post Date: 07 December 2018

As you may be aware under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new EU rules surrounding Data Protection came into effect on the 25th May 2018.  Because of this Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) are required to ensure that all data held must be fairly obtained and processed. 

To this end we are now requesting that if you wish for your contact details to be included on the new Visual Art mailing list, you will need to re-subscribe. To continue hearing from JCT Visual Art about our supports for teachers please re-subscribe using this link

We would like to reassure you that your details will be securely stored by JCT and will be used only by way of informing you of relevant JCT activities and supports. 

Post Date: 02 November 2020