Art and Design news

Art and Design clubs

Extra curricular clubs are now running in the art and design department on Tuesdays at lunchtime until the October week holiday. All pupils in S1 are welcome to join in the art club with Ms Bolger, whilst S2 pupils can work with Mrs Leadbeater on a range of art activities. Ms Barbour is running a sketchbook group for pupils in S5/6 and Mr Rafferty will run a group for S1 - S4 on Fridays after school from 3pm - 4pm.

ACES project at Glasgow School of Art
A number of our Advanced Higher pupils who are hoping to apply to art school have been involved with the ACES project at GSA which aims to support pupils in the application process. Pupils have so far been involved in a portfolio viewing evening at the art school and have signed up to many of the other courses and workshops on offer. In addition, some pupils are also participating in a Sunday portfolio course at the Visual Arts Studio.
Pecha Kucha project
Our Advanced Higher pupils are looking forward to working with two visiting artists - Rachel Mimiec and Kate Black on a Monday afterschool learning about the style of Pecha Kucha presentations. This will be directly linked to the work they are doing in Art and design and they will use their research into chosen artists and designers to inspire their presentation. This is hoped to improve their decision making, communication and presentation skills.
Date for your diary
On Wednesday 8th October 2014 the Art and Design department will host its second whole school art exhibition. Every single pupil in the Art and Design department from S1-6 will have work on display as well as a special teacher gallery and primary exhibition. There will be a wide range of work on display and parents/carers and friends are encouraged to come along and support the event from 4pm - 7pm on Wednesday 8th October.