Curricular Activities and Extracurricular Clubs
The Department hosts art exhibitions to reflect the breadth of skills and abilities of pupils and art, meanwhile, pupil work is regularly displayed throughout the school, promoting inclusion at all levels.
Visiting artists and designers are an enriching aspect of creative studies and form part of the department’s reoccurring annual activities. These visits have taken place both during class time and externally. Developing pupils’ creativity has also been delivered through ERASMUS projects with workshops in graphics, millinery, architecture, textiles, printmaking and photography.
The department is open throughout the lunch hour and pupils are encouraged to use the facilities to develop their skills.
The Art Captains run a junior school art club after school and also mentor P7, S1 and S2 pupils who attend lunch time art clubs.
The artistic talent of our pupils is often recognised in national competitions such as The National Galleries’ and Royal Scottish Academy’s annual school competitions. In 2020 two of our pupils were selected from over 17,700 entries to exhibit in the Royal Academy London Young Artists summer show. We also enter national fashion competition Junk Kouture and have taken part in the regional final in Ireland.