The Spotlight on Creativity

The art department has been creating lots of new opportunities for pupils and staff to develop their creative skills through a series of workshops and collaborations. 

Teaching and support staff from Beaton Road and Kingarth Street had their first taste of jewellery making. 

Hosted by contemporary jeweller Ruth Leslie, a series of six workshops after school introduces our jewellery apprentices to piercing and soldering with the aim of producing wearable pieces in silver.  Also underway, both novice and expert staff knitters are working on a group project to create a Mystery Blanket which will be auctioned to raise money for the school charity and with only 95 squares to go, Thursday lunchtimes are going to be very busy.

Meanwhile, The Hutchie (pupil) Yarn Bombers, created a fantastic display of knitted and crocheted poppies which lined the library corridor to mark the Centenary of the end of WW1. 

The lunchtime photography club encourages pupils of all ages to develop their creative and technical skills in photography covering themes including Remembrance and Halloween.  

Further up the school the newly introduced Higher Photography course for sixth year pupils is facilitating a ‘hands on approach to the medium through workshops, talks and collaborations. 

For those aspiring entrepreneurs, Enterprise@Hutchie replaces Young Enterprise and offers sixth years the opportunity to run their own company.  

Finally, a new range of Hutchie merchandise will be available to buy online. This is an ongoing project which sees pupil designs transferred onto soft furnishings, apparel and stylish homeware. The designs will be launched via the school website in early 2019 so watch this space!

Written by Head of Art, Mrs Breckenridge

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