Senior Art Exhibition & Calendars

‘Thanks to all who came to the Senior School Exhibition on Thursday evening. Your support is very much appreciated. We had a great turnout and sold a record 34 calendars!

Senior Art Exhibition 2017 Senior Art Exhibition 2017

There are lots of photos from the event, taken by Evander Duncan (S6) on Flickr.

Senior Art Exhibition 2017

There is a comment book alongside the exhibition which will be in the Library for the next couple of weeks if you’d like to add something. We’d appreciate your feedback!

Senior Art Exhibition 2017

Senior Music pupils provided the entertainment

School Calendar

The school calendar is now available! It features artwork from all year groups from S1-S6 and is £6. The calendar has also been supported by many local businesses. It’s available to buy at the school office, library, Cornerstone, Farm and Garden Store and Poolewe Village Store and other local outlets around Gairloch area. All profits made go towards school funds.

Calendar spreads jumble

They will also be on sale at the Senior School Exhibition opening this evening to which all are welcome – from 5.30pm in school library.

XpoNorth

Eight pupils from S3 to S6 visited Eden Court on Thursday 8th June to attend XpoNorth. This event showcases a wide range of creative industries ranging from screen, crafts, Music, gaming design and textiles. Seven S3 and 4 girls, along with Mrs Browne, attended a Workshop on the Psychology of Colour given by Anne Ritchie who has spent her career in the world of colour, fashion and interiors. The pupils learnt about the industry alongside business professionals, rising to the occasion with a very mature attitude. This event helps Develop our Young Workforce, giving very relevant and current information as well as hands-on experience in a wide range of creative industries. Sixth year pupil, Abe Locke attended a Masterclass with Film Director, Michael Radford along with Mr Milner.

XpoNorth

Isabella Wiseman gives an account of her day;

‘Last Thursday eight of us from S3 to S6 went to the XpoNorth festival at Eden court in Inverness, seven of us went to attend the colour conversations workshop, which was run by Anne Ritchie. Anne Ritchie studies colour psychology, and during the workshop she taught us about how colours can affect our emotions and make us react differently to things, an example is that wasps are yellow and black and we associate them with danger that is why warning signs are usually yellow and black because we connect the colours with danger. Anne Ritchie also taught us about how our personality can affect the colours we wear and the style of clothing that we wear. She taught us about the four main colour seasons, which are winter, spring, summer, and autumn. We learnt how each season fits a different personality, for example, usually if you associate yourself with the autumn characteristics of, being creative, quirky, curious, and rebellious, then you will look best in warm rich colours and textured materials. I found it very interesting how colour fits in with your personality, and many of us found that the colour palette and mood boards we were drawn to most were from the season that we associated our personality with the most. Colour psychology was something that most of us hadn’t considered before, and we were really amazed by the impact it can have on, not only the clothes we wear but also our emotions in general. I think it would be really interesting to look into the subject more.’

Isabella Wiseman

Rotary Young Photographer of the Year

Three pupils had their portfolio of work commended by the judges during the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year competition.

Arlene (S4) submitted three pieces on the competition theme of reflections. These show wintery scenes at Loch Achanalt, near Achnasheen.

Lucy (S2) travelled to different places for her photographs. Two of hers were taken close to where she lives in Poolewe.

Lastly, Charlotte (S2)’s photos come from around Wester Ross. The one in the banner is a sunset over Achnasheen and this below was taken at Strath Carron.

Well done to all three girls on their achievements. The competition will be run again next year and we hope that other pupils will be inspired to take part.

S6 AH Art visit Bridge House Art

Advanced Higher art pupils visited Bridge House Art in Ullapool on Friday 3rd March to see an exhibition of portfolio work by students.

 

Bridge House Art

View more photos on Flickr

 Ms Gulliver took Catriona Smith, Anna Cameron and Emilly Dalzell along to view this interesting exhibition and meet the staff and students.

Bridge House Art

S2 work on Science Skills Academy branding

S2 pupils were drafted in to UHI’s STEM Hub to work with Graphic Design Company, Dynam, on the logo and branding for the Science Skills Academy.

Groups of pupils from different schools/age groups were chosen to work with Dynam to gather ideas for the brand. Hopefully, some of their input and ideas will come through in the final design.
S2 UHI STEM Branding

This was a great opportunity for the pupils to learn about Graphic Design in a working environment.