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Resources for Students and Educators

Our mission at The Douglas Hyde is to connect young audiences and art. One of the ways we do that is by creating a series of resources that can help inform your visit such as study notes, information sheets and videos.

We also have a number of resources with directions for everyone to explore art-making on their own time either individually at home or at school in the classroom setting.

Study Notes

These resource packs have been designed to supplement a self-guided or guided visit to exhibitions at The Douglas Hyde. They contain suggested activities for students to complete before, during and after their visit.

Study Notes
Take This Dog for Example

This resource pack has been designed to supplement a self-guided or guided visit to Uri Aran’s exhibition Take This Dog for Example. It is intended to assist students in preparing for the Today’s World question as part of their Leaving Certificate Art Exam. Today’s World aims to foster and nurture critical thinking around visual art, […]

An Artistic Eye

How do you become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do you all day?

In this series of videos these questions and more are asked of artists including Dorothy Cross, Atsushi Kaga, Sam Keogh and Alice Rekab. Each of the artists shares their unique take on how, and when, they decided to become an artist, how their work is developed, what being an artist means to them, and things that they are excited about.

Check the full list of interviews here.

A photograph of a white woman with brown hair wearing a grey top and white trousers lying on the floor beside the skull of a dolphin on the left and the bones of a spinal cord on the right.
Dorothy Cross
An Artistic Eye

As part of our An Artistic Eye Series we asked Dorothy Cross: how do they become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do they all day?

A photograph of a Japanese man wearing a straw hat leaning over a table painting. He is in an artist's studio and there is a number of paintings on the left, placed on a shelf and on the ground, there is a wooden easel in front of them. On the right is a larger painting of a white rabbit sitting at a table with an assortment of vegetables on it.
Atsushi Kaga
An Artistic Eye

As part of our An Artistic Eye Series we asked Atsushi Kaga: how do they become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do they all day?

A photograph of an artist's studio. There is a red hanging on the wall stuck on with blue tape. On the red hanging is a number of colourful cut out drawings of plants, figures and a clock face. There is a table on the left with a laptop and an assortment of materials and supplies on it.
Sam Keogh
An Artistic Eye

How do you become an artist? What’s the best thing about being an artist? What do you do all day? ‘An Artistic Eye’ is a series of videos in which these questions and more are asked of visual artists. Each of the artists shared their unique take on how, and when, they decided to become […]

A digital collage of a clay piece on the left and a photograph of a black woman on the right sitting down wearing a striped top and purple pants, there are three ginger cats at her feet. There are squiggly red marks around the clay piece and drawn red lines coming from the woman.
Alice Rekab
An Artistic Eye

As part of our An Artistic Eye Series we asked Alice Rekab: how do they become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do they all day?