As part of the 2nd year of the professional masters in art education at NCAD, we are each required to conduct a master class in a particular medium, to help share our skills with one another. It has been a great experience so far. Everyone has been really open to sharing tips for the classroom and we are all broadening our range of skills! Angela gave us a class on puppets which was fantastic, we all feel confident now in bringing a puppet scheme into our schools and can see the vast possibility for art history themes and cross-curricular links. Sarah gave us a relaxing class where we experimented with creating different grounds and Sharon showed us how to make cast moulds. They will be hard acts to follow! So far year two has been a lot less stressful than last year and I feel more confident in having the time to prepare my schemes before school placement begins in November.