S2 Van Gogh Dioramas

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S3 Art Nouveau homework – Mrs McBride’s class

S3 – this is the Art and Design Homework – due Wed 19th Nov 2013. Write on lined paper or on back of handout given to you in class today. You can come in to the dept to do homework at break/lunch if you cannot do it at home.

 You have been learning about the Art Nouveau design movement. For homework you need to find more information about this movement. Write FULL answers to the following questions:

1.  Find one historical event which took place around the time of Art Nouveau (around 1900).

2.  Find 10 facts about Art Nouveau movement. These questions will get you started:

  • When did the movement take place?
  • What materials did they use?
  • What inspired the designers?
  • What does the name mean?
  • What techniques/technology did they use?
  • Now find more facts till you have 10…

3.  Find two Art Nouveau designers who worked in YOUR  chosen area of design (i.e. if you are designing a chair in class, find two Art Nouveau designers who designed chairs). Write down their names, dates of birth/death and nationality. Draw a sketch of a chair designed by each of them.

NBAF Winners!

Well done to Calum Henderson, Grace MacGregor and Hannah Suiter who won the Nairn Book and Arts Festival E-Newsletter competition – they created fabulous banner illustrations to be used in e-newletters in the run-up to the NBAF Festival in September. They received their prizes at assembly today, and their work will also be exhibited during the Festival.

Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to the three winners!!

S1 and S3 Animations

Here are links to some of the S1 animation made this year – well done to all the groups involved!

And here’s a link to the S3 prizewinning animation “Animated Portraits”,  from a year and a bit ago:

S4 deadlines!!

Final deadline for S4 standard grade Design Unit is Monday 31st October 2011, for 2 completed sheets and your final outcome.

Other deadline is for Design essays -  final draft due Wednesday 30th Nov 2011.

Jewellery Link for S3 Design

Here is the link as promised for some amazing rings – be inspired!


Remember your deadline for the Research and Investigation sheet is this Thurs 19th May.

S3 Design homework – Mrs McBride’s class

Hi class, remember your homework for this Thurs 3rd Feb is to collect:

  • 8 more THEME images (make at least one of them a drawing!)
  • 3 CLIENT images (who would wear your design… Male/female? 6 or 60 years old? What type of person?)
  • 3 CONTEXT images (where would it be worn… Catwalk or tea party? Wedding or childrens’ party?)

Work hard and enjoy!

S5 Design deadline – Mrs McBride’s class

Mrs McBride’s Higher/Int 2 class: Your final deadline for COMPLETED Design unit is Thurs 24th March 2011. This includes completed final outcomes, all 3 sheets finished, stuck down, annotated.

Welcome to the Art and Design Blog!

Welcome pupils, parents and any other users to the Art and Design department blog. We hope it will be useful place where you can check deadlines, design briefs, homework details and links to useful websites.

In the future it could become a gallery for pupil artwork, a discussion forum, or… any ideas?

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