Category: Art & Design

Grays Mobile Art School

Craig Barrowman, Mobile Art School Coordinator at Gray’s recently delivered a workshop to all our S3 Engineering Graphics pupils during the week of 3rd of February.

Pupils took part in the INTEGRATING ELECTRONICS workshop where pupils Design, make and test an object that will support 1 person, 60cm from the ground with limited range materials including electronic circuits. They used LittleBits modular electronic kits, where a design problem was introduced. The classes worked in teams, where they had to problem solve using these electronics along with model making to create design solutions that were tested and then demonstrated their solution to the rest of the class.

In our ever increasingly digitised world, it is becoming more important for designers to be multidisciplinary. This workshop introduced simple electronic systems with a focus on how they can be harnessed to improve the user experience.

 

 

Notice: Art & Design Students

For the attention of ALL N5 and Higher Art Students : Please attend a study revision session in the Art Department on Monday 28th May from 11-1pm. We will be covering both Expressive and Design critical work.

 

 

The Framework of Design – Architecture Exhibition & Workshops

Eight AGS pupils interested in careers in architecture attended and participated in a series of Architecture workshops that have been running throughout the duration of RGU student exhibition ‘The Framework of Design’ in the Bon Accord Centre.

The workshops involved working in a team to construct and design the tallest and most stable building out of a series of materials that the RGU students provided. There is a competition running throughout the week, with the best group being showcased on RGU’s social media at the end of the week. AGS pupils currently top this with the tallest structure so far…

Pupils also got the opportunity of taking part in a number of interactive points throughout the exhibition where our pupils had the opportunity to ask questions about studying Architecture, and learn about the process of design and how this fits in to the degree.

 

The Framework of Design – Architecture Exhibition & Workshops 7th March

S3 pupils are invited to attend and participate in a series of Architecture workshops that will be running throughout the duration of our student exhibition ‘The Framework of Design’ in the Bon Accord Centre.

The workshops will involve working in a team to construct and design the tallest and most stable building out of a series of materials that our students will provide. There will be a competition running throughout the week, with the best group being showcased on RGU’s social media at the end of the week.

There will also be a number of interactive points throughout the exhibition where students can ask questions about studying Architecture, and learn about the process of design and how this fits in to the degree.

If you are thinking about Architecture, Construction Management, Surveying or Architectural Technology these workshops can be a really useful tool to gain some more information about routes into careers in these areas – as well as some fun!

There are limited spaces to please see Mr. Foster to book your place ASAP

 

Thorpe Molloy Future Aspirations Competition

MY FUTURE ASPIRATIONS – Thorpe Molloy Recruitment
“Our unique competition challenges local pupils to convey their career dreams through Art. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t want to chase celebrity but have hopes of careers which are full of inspiration.”

Aberdeen Grammar School Art Department were thrilled to have had such success with the annual competition this year.
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment received 155 entries from across the region and were really pleased to advise our pupils that they had done tremendously well once again this year with the judges placing Winnie Kwan, Georgia Kewitz and Donnie Scott in the top 15 entrants – they all received Certificates of Excellence.

These 3 pupils , along with their parents, were invited to receive their certificates at an event hosted at the Oil & Gas Technology Centre on Thursday 8th February 2018.

Also some other exciting news is that Thorpe Molloy have applied to exhibit the My Future Aspirations artworks in the Scottish Parliament building – to showcase the talent, creativity and aspirations of young people from the North East.

Additionally Grampian Hospital Arts Trust has offered the Certificate of Excellence pupils interested in pursuing a career in Art, the opportunity to work with them to curate a sponsored corridor at the hospital.

Donnie Scott also received the surprise of being asked to display his marine biology inspired work (in a specially designed display case) at an upcoming exhibition. His piece has caught the attention of the Director at Greyhope Bay – the planned visitor and exhibition centre at the Torry headland. On 1st March they are opening a unit in Bon Accord Shopping centre for 3 months, establishing their HQ and an exhibition which brings the unique beauty and wildlife of the coastline to life. The organizer would like to include the marine biologist sculpture in the exhibition.

Other students who received awards were Georgina Stewart and Douglas Herrera who achieved Certificates of Commendation and Bianca Buhaciuc, Una Taylor and Anastasia Chasovskaia who achieved Certificates of Achievement.

Well done to all students who took part!

Please see the Thorpe Molloy Recruitment online gallery of the competition here.

The Evening Express newspaper covered the event and published a piece here.