Art & Design
Our Art Department provides unique opportunities for all Albyn pupils to be creative, experimental and to encourage self-expression. By teaching a varied curriculum of both traditional and digital art methods, our pupils who choose to study this subject will leave Albyn School with the skills to turn their creativity into a career.
Our curriculum offers our pupils a wide variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, stained glass design, interior/fashion textiles and graphic design. There are also opportunities for pupils to partake in creating sets and props for dramatic and musical productions throughout the year.
Studying digital art can open up a wealth of job opportunities beyond school. Our art studios are fitted with suites of Apple iMac computers installed with Adobe software for pupils to learn graphic design using industry standard equipment. Our pupils can also study photography and photo editing through a co-curricular club which runs weekly.
We have recently installed a gallery area within the art department for exhibiting artwork which can also be used as a stimulating space for pupils to work amongst the inspiring creations of their fellow classmates. Our teachers also allow access to the studios during lunchtimes for pupils to use the facilities to pursue their own artistic endeavours at their own pace. We also showcase our pupils artwork throughout Albyn at parents’ evenings, Open Mornings and other School events.
Year on year an increasing number of Albyn pupils apply to reputable art schools or related courses such as digital media, communication design and architecture for further education. With the help and guidance of our excellent art teachers they are often accepted into their first choice university.
Come and visit our Art and Design Department by booking a tour of Albyn School.