Art and Design - Our Department
The Art & Design Department consists of two classrooms, a dedicated craft room with kiln and a sixth year studio.
Throughout S1/2 pupils are introduced to an exciting range of materials, skills and techniques. They have the opportunity to work with clay, felt and other 3D materials as well as building basic skills with more traditional drawing and painting activities. Homework at this stage supports class work and is generally given on a monthly basis.
As pupils progress into S3/4 they work through the Standard Grade course. This course builds on the skills and techniques experienced in S1/2 and encourages pupils to take more responsibility for their own learning. Pupils have the opportunity to develop skills in textiles, ceramics, jewellery making, graphic design and drawing and painting. Homework in S3/4 supports the written aspect of the course and is given at appropriate times as necessary.
Pupils in S5/6 are offered Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher courses. These courses further extend pupils' skills and technical abilities and require a siginificant level of commitment and self-motivation. At this stage, pupils have the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials and are encouraged to develop their skills to a very high standard. Homework at this level involves written work relating to the Art and Design Studies written exam and is given throughout the year.