Art and design
The standard of art is very high at Strathallan and we regularly arrange displays of pupils’ work.
Our Art Department
Our Art Department is housed in its own building and is arranged over a number of well-equipped rooms. We have modern computer facilities, a ceramic studio with kilns, a print making studio, a dark room, an outside patio overlooking the Pond for landscapes and separate A Level and drawing studios.
The Art Department regularly organises trips abroad, particularly to explore landscapes in other contexts to provide research opportunities for pupils’ own projects at A Level.
Our Design Technology Department
Our Design Technology Department is a purpose-built facility offering the latest computer aided design software and manufacturing facilities. With a focus on real world application for learning the department has recently purchased two CEL Robox 3D printers allowing pupils to access the ‘next generation’ of manufacturing processes and giving them the opportunity to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation. The printers are used in conjunction with industry standard software Solidworks.
In addition we have designated workshops for timber and metal manufacturing and strong relationships with commercial designers and links to industrial firms.
In recent years, our pupils have enjoyed success in the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships (a prestigious competition to inspire children to become future leaders in the Engineering profession) and many have also had the opportunity to display their work at external exhibitions.
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