"For the best set of twelve true studies from the full-length nude figure, £I I."
"For the best model of a figure from life in the round, £2.
The school session extends from the first Tuesday in October to the last Friday in July, and the school is open daily (with the exception of Saturday, which is a whole holiday) from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., with an hour's interval for luncheon, and from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. The classes begin at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
A student having paid morning class fees for part of the session can, on the immediate expiration of this period, get the ticket extended to cover a longer period on payment of the balance of the fee quoted for. the longer period.
For three evenings in the week - viz., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Entrance fee, 6d.; full session, 10s.; five months, 6s.; one month, Is. 6d.
For five evenings in the week: Entrance fee, 6d.; full session, 14s.; five months, 8s. 6d.; one month, 2s.
A class for stained glass meets on two days weekly, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on three evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The enamelling class meets on two days weekly, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on three evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The metal-work class meets on two afternoons per week, from 2 to 4 p.m., and on two evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., and other craft work is taught in connection with the design classes.
Students wishing to join the craft classes are admitted to them subject to the approval of the head-master, and provided that vacancies exist.
The department offer three scholarships, tenable at the school of art, for competition amongst students of Irish schools of art and art classes who propose to become art teachers in Ireland. The holders of all these scholarships are entitled to free admission to all day and evenings classes at the school, a maintenance allowance of 2Is. per week during the session (about forty weeks), and third-class railway fare for one journey to and from Dublin. Scholarships may be renewed for a second session.
For further particulars of the scholarships and of the scholarship examination application should be made to the offices of the department.
A limited number of scholarships are offered for competition amongst apprentices, under the Goldsmiths' Corporation, who have attended the school regularly and punctually for at least one session. The scholarships are of the value of £6 each, and, in addition, entitle the holders to free tuition at the school.
In the life modelling rcom. Modelling and painting from the full length nude figure are special features of the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art
Students of the Metropolitan School of Art who have paid fees for two consecutive sessions in the school, and who are preparing to become teachers, manufacturers, draughtsmen, designers, or art workmen or workwomen, are entitled I (a) To attend their classes for one year on payment of half the usual fee on obtaining a pass in geometrical drawing (art), and first class in the examinations in freehand, model, and perspective drawing.
(b) To a continuance of the same privilege for the next year only if they pass the examination in the principles of ornament at the May examinations or gain an award in the national competition of the year.
2 (a) After taking the art class teacher's certificate or the Irish secondary teacher's honours drawing certificate to free admission for one year, renewable for the next year only, provided that they obtain the art masters' certificate, group I., or an award in the national competition, or a first class in two or more subjects, of which one must be the principles of ornament, of the May examinations of the year.
(b) To a continuance of free admission, provided that they gain annually an award in the national competition or a first class in two or more subjects of the annual personal examinations.
Teachers in training, scholars, and free students at the Metropolitan School of Art are required to follow the course of study prescribed by the head master, and to attend regularly and punctually.
Art examinations are held annually by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction during the months of May and June.
The dates and subjects of the examinations are published in due course.
The Board of Education, South Kensington, hold annual examinations of selected works of students, which are sent to London from all the schools in the Kingdom. Works must be lodged with the registrar not later than March 21.
Instruction is given in the school in the subjects required for the Irish secondary teachers' drawing certificate.
The Irish secondary teachers' drawing certificate may be claimed by those students or teachers who, since April 1, 1900, have passed the examinations of the Board of Education in:
(1) Geometrical drawing,
(2) Freehand drawing in outline,
(3) Model drawing,
(4) Drawing in light and shade from a cast, and
(5) Design (Stage 1), provided that they have satisfied the department's own examiners in regard to:
(6) Drawing on the blackboard, and
(7) Elementary modelling. Instruction in the subjects named above must include what is ordinarily known as memory drawing or nature drawing.
The students of the Metropolitan School of Art specially distinguished themselves in the National Art Competition of 1911, winning two gold medals, three silver medals, and five bronze medals, besides nine book prizes and seventeen commendations for the works submitted, which included modelling, painting, stained glass, embroidery, and metal work, many of the awards being carried off by feminine competitors.