Art Odyssey is the perfect introduction to Junior Cycle Visual Art for 1st Year students. This Visual Art Sketchpad guides each student through the art, craft and design strands and the elements of Junior Cycle Visual Art, while also providing a place for them to record their personal artistic journey.
Develops students' visual literacy and drawing skills.
Provides engaging opportunities to explore different media, typography, the art elements and the design principles.
Every activity develops the Key Skills of the Junior Cycle and fun investigations promote active individual and group learning.
Historical and contemporary artworks from around the world are referenced throughout to promote art engagement and inspire students' work.
Guides students through each step of the Visual Art process showing them how to work like an artist, craftsperson or designer as they develop 3 projects from initial idea to realised artwork.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their own work and to seek teacher and peer feedback.
Digital Resources for Teachers
A suite of digital resources is available on www.gillexplore.ie including:
PowerPoints featuring all of the famous artworks in the book
Planning templates and theme ideas
Additional Key Skill Activity Worksheets
Teachers also enjoy access to a FREE eBook of Art Odyssey when they adopt it for their class.