Impressive art works adorn the walls of Dunottar and art is an important and popular part of school life. From Year 7, pupils are encouraged to record observations in sketchbooks to help stimulate imaginative ideas and they are exposed to a variety of materials, techniques and tools. As their ability develops, we introduce more stretching and abstract concepts such as movement, expression and mood, building firm foundations for the creative challenges of GCSE and A Level Art.
Each year we hold a Private View, celebrating the artistic work of the year, so that the students can share their work to family and friends. Modern, airy art studios give pupils the space they need to develop ambitious, creative work and the comprehensive resources, which include a kiln, allow pupils to develop their skills with a wide range of media.
Art & Design Scholarships are offered to those who show exceptional potential at 11+ and 16+.