It’s very easy for us to talk about what Images is all about. Here is a selection of comments from teachers & parents from all types of schools & from every corner of Ireland.
“Teachers, parents and children were delighted with the Art Exhibition. Pictures were displayed is such a way that no comparisons could be made between similar pictures. As a result all parents were proud of their children’s work. The service from Images was very friendly and efficent”.
Barnacarroll N.S. Co. Mayo.
The exhibition was a wonderful experience for all involved. The children felt a wonderful sense of achievement and we at the school were very proud of them and their work.
“The exhibition helped make our official opening a colourful, interesting and stimulating experience for children, parents, teachers and visitors. Thank you!!”
Scoil Bhride, Clonaslee, Co Laois.
“Thank you for the Art Exhibition held here in the school which was a huge success. The parents of our pupils were really delighted with the whole event” St Margaret’s N.S. Curracloe, Co. Wexford.
“5 out of 5 all round in terms of the success of the exhibition from parents, children and the teachers perspective. Everybody has been raving about it. It was a huge success. Your efficency and attention to detail have been noted, appreciated and passed on to other schools”. St Nessans N.S. Limerick.
“Parents came out in full force on the evening, it was a very enjoyable event leading up to the end of term”. Welchstown NS, Co. Donegal.
“Our Art Exhibition was a complete success. Images did all the hard work and we reaped all the benefits of a lovely sociable occasion. The children’s paintings looked fantastic on the night. A very worthwhile activity for any school wishing to raise funds or just enjoy a very positive experience”. Bilboa N.S. Co Limerick.
“From beginning to end we found Images School Art to be very friendly, helpful, organised and professional. Every question was answered almost before we could ask it!!” Scoil Bhride, Donaghmede, Dublin.
“We were delighted with our first exhibition, from the manner in which the art was displayed to the professional organisation and ease of display. The parents thoroughly enjoyed it and were astounded at the quality of the children’s work”. Ballinadee N.S.Bandon, Co Cork.
“The exhibition was a major success from all perspectives. We used it to promote self esteem and as a communications tool with the wider community.
It was magic for the children when they went to the hall and saw all their pictures framed. Even children of other nationalities who have not yet mastered English were able to point out their own picture to staff & families.The packs provided for each teacher were foolproof and explained exactly what was required”.
St Anne’s N.S. Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
“The children enjoyed their class visit during the day and then most came back again for the official opening of the event in the evening when they proudly showed off their work to parents, family and friends. Excellent in every way”.
Delgany N.S. Co Wicklow.
“As a junior infant teacher I felt that the exhibition was a wonderful success on many levels. The children gained hugely in self confidence and also got the chance to experiment.They were so proud to see their work being displayed and admired. As a teacher I loved the inclusiveness of the event. Everyone took part and we were all winners.
Feedback was very positive”. St Mary’s Convent. Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
“Excellent. Children loved the build up and were delighted to see their “masterpieces” framed. Parents were all delighted to have a social evening and felt they got value for money”. Teachers all thought the exhibition was worth the effort”. Holy Rosary Dominican Convent P.S. Wicklow Town.
“The Art Exhibition was a resounding success. It afforded the chance for each child to show off his/her talents.It also served as a fundraiser for the school and parents were given the opportunity to meet other parents on the night.
The support and help from Images was excellent. The event would certainly not be as successful without the guiding hand of the people from Donegal!! Many thanks for your professional approach in helping us organise the event”.
An Grianan N.S. Mount Temple, Co Westmeath.
“The build up to the exhibition caused great excitement in the school. I think it wasn’t until the first morning that parents, pupils AND teachers alike realised how good the art looked. The teachers pack along with the website provided great support. The fact that Justin was always at the end of the phone was great too”.
St Peter & Paul J.N.S. Balbriggan.
“An excellently run and well organised exhibition. We really enjoyed it and the feedback from parents has been very positive. All of us here at Gaelscoil Sairseal thoroughly enjoyed the event and would like to thank you for keeping it so simple fo us to do”. Gaelscoil Sairseal, Limerick.
“We would like to thank you all for your hard work. The exhibition was enjoyed by all & we look forward to doing another in the future”. Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
“The feedback from the children highlighted the value of a professional display of their work as endorsed in the Revised Art Curriculum – they were in awe.The feedback from parents was most positive, delighted & proud of their child’s work.
From a teacher’s point of view every aspect of putting on a professional exhibition was covered. No stone was left unturned to ensure it’s ultimate success”. Scoil Angela, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
“The exhibition was a great “feel-good” experience for all (hassle-free experience for teachers was an added bonus)”. Ardfinan NS, Co. Tipperary.
“The Exhibition was a huge success. We raised a substantial amount of money for the school, the children were so proud of their work and the opportunity to show it off and the parents enjoyed the social event. There is recognition from both the school staff & parents that this should go on rotation as one of our regular fundraising events and will definitely run another exhibition in 2 or 3 years.Thanks to you Justin, Susan & Michael for making it easy for us and contributing to it’s success”.
Mount Zion School, Rathgar, Dublin.
“I have to admit that I can’t think of any improvements you could make. It was all extremely well organised. It was very easy on us as a staff to hold the exhibition as we had very little to do!!” Gaelscoil Naomh Padraig, Lucan, Dublin.
“Parents turned out on the on the night and 97% of the pictures were purchased.My own children were very proud of their artwork, now framedand on display in their own home.The event was superbly organised. This was due to the input of Images who left no stone unturned in their efforts to facilitate the school & Parents Association Scoil An Leinbh Iosa, Donegal Town.
“There was a geat sense of occasion especially at the evening session. The children rushed ahead to point out where their own picture was.A huge success and well worth the effort”.Moneenroe N.S. Co. Kilkenny.
“The children got great satisfaction from seeing their art displayed, it really emphasised the importance and value of their work and how we value it within the school curriculum.Parents to whom I spoke thought it was a lovely idea and were very proud of what their children had produced.
It was all very teacher friendly, advice and promotional material was very relevant and practical Everything is designed to make the process as painless as possible for teachers”. St Felims N.S., Bailieboro, Co Cavan.
“Teachers were very pleased with the end result. The art would have been done anyway but to see the children’s work framed and exhibited was very rewarding”. Scoil Mhuire, Oranmore, Co Galway.
“Some parents regretted not being able to attend. Obviously parents who attended gave very positive feedback to other parents.As the organiser I felt all was clean, simple and a wonderful fundraiser plus art project for a school”.
Realt Na Mara N.S. Mornington, Co Meath.
“Parents were thrilled with the evening exhibition and many called later to say thanks.Images did everything possible to facilitate us viz a viz timing, organisation etc, etc”.
Newmarket-on-Fergus N.S. Co Clare.
“Nothing but positive comments.The joy on the children’s faces was wonderful to watch and indeed the pride and joy the parents felt was overwhelming at times. Thanks so much for this experience.
Teachers felt it was a fantastic experience and worth all the effort”. Our Lady of Mercy P.S. Sligo.
“Fantastic!! Huge buzz for children and parents. Created great community spirit.It’s great to say that not one member of staff could think of any improvements apart from lengthening the exhibition to run a second day”. Butlerstown N.S. Co. Waterford.
“Not a negative comment to be heard. Nothing but positive reaction from all concerned.The “feelgood” factor for children and parents alike was a pleasure to experience. The process was simplicity itself with minimum disruption to class teachers. You have the organisation down to a tee”. Skreen N.S. Co Meath.
“The parents who saw the exhibition were very impressed. They were amazed at how well the mounted work looked”. Redeemer Boys, Dundalk.
“The Images Art Exhibition, which was the focal point of a week long “Art Attack” week, was an outstanding success. The prospect of the exhibition generated a lot of enthusiasm among the pupils and helped to create an awareness of activities among parents and the wider community”. Ballyraine N.S. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
“This was a very professional exercise that raised the profile of the school, increased the self esteem of the pupil artists and contributed towards the Visual Arts programme in the school.Having their work mounted and displayed so professionally raised the bar to a new level. The reaction from parents and the wider community adds further validation to these comments. Seeing the reaction on the children’s faces recalled Goldsmith’s words, “And still they gazed and still the wonder grew”
The organisation was excellent. From the outset there was so little to do. For the overburdened principal the efficency and attention to detail were a marvel”. Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.
“Thoroughly enjoyed by all. The children took great pride in what they had created and it gave them the inspiration to do more.The exhibition was a good reason for a social gathering in the school which was thoroughly enjoyed by all”.
The Model School, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.
“The children really enjoyed doing their pictures, the exhibition gave a welcome boost to art in the school. The success of the day was reflected in sales of 80%”. Cornafulla NS, Athlone.
“A very equal project in that children of all academic abilities participated and academic ability did not matter, it made the children feel good about themselves.It was a great P.R. and social event. Parents were amazed at the quality of work an the professional exhibiting helped greatly.
Images are certainly the most organised, understanding and co-operative agency the school has ever dealt with”. Gaelscoil Ultain, Monaghan.
“The occasion allowed parents, grandparents, children and teachers to enjoy a lovely evening. It was a no-fail experience for every child”. Breaffy NS, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
“The parents & children said that the exhibition was the most enjoyable fundraising event ever run in the school.Images organised everything superbly. If we run the exhibition again I would want it to be exactly the same. Many thanks!!” Fundraising Committee, Mount Anville NS, Kilmacud, Dublin.
“The children were full of excitement in the lead up to the exhibition and the teachers felt it really motivated them to use their creativity in their artistic endeavours.I feel that parents were surprised at just how professional the exhibition looked and I received so many positive comments from parents on the day itself and the days following it.
We felt the event was very professional in every way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Images to other schools. Thanks for your professionalism and patience”. Holy Trinity NS, Mervue, Galway
“The children were glowing with pride at being properly displayed.
There was minimum disruption of school life. Images were extremely courteous and efficient”.
Scoil Mhuire, Howth, Co. Dublin
“For the children it was very exciting, some of them hardly recognised their pictures when they saw them mounted, framed and displayed. The organisation of the event was faultless from the schools point of view. I could not believe that it could be organised so efficiently. The school had no trouble at all with the running of the exhibition. The parents were all very impressed and thought it was a lovely idea. The number of pictures sold speaks for itself”.
Scoil Naomh Fionan, Whitecastle, Co. Donegal.
“All aspects of the exhibition were well planned. Some teachers in the junior section were apprehensive about the “quality” of art beforehand but were pleasantly surprised at the end result”. Scoil Baile Clár na Gaillimhe.
“Enclosing some comments from parents – very positive:
“It made me very proud as a parent”
“I really enjoyed it”
“It was great for parents to be involved”
“It was amazing to see the children’s art and it might encourage them to get more involved in art later”
“It was brilliant for the children”
“It was very well prepared; very professional. It’s great for children to be involved in art culture and a great way to express themselves. St Raphaels, Ballyfermot.