On Thursday 4 December the school’s annual Art and Design exhibition opened in the Doon Valley Museum in Dalmellington. This was a showcase of senior students work ranging from still life, portraiture, photography, textile and millinery designs. The event was well attended by pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.
NOTE FROM HEAD TEACHER – MR REILLY:
Walking into the Art Department at Doon Academy is like wandering into a dream. The creativity and imagination of our pupils is clear to see and displayed in a variety of ways ranging from line drawings and portraits through to work with textiles and sculpture.
We are incredibly proud of the creativity that is nurtured by our colleagues in Art and the results (as you can see) are truly exceptional. However, great Art requires an audience and we are grateful that you have taken the time to come and see the work that our young people are producing.
A very clever person (and artist) called Paul Klee once said that a drawing starts off simply as a line going for a walk. When you look at the accomplishments of our pupils it is hard to imagine that such simple initial steps have resulted in the wonderful creations that are on show in this exhibition.
Well done to all pupils who have contributed.
And thanks again for your support in coming along to see the results.
NOTE FROM PT OF ART AND DESIGN – MISS FULLER:
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for coming to view the exhibition. I am sure you will agree we have a very talented group of pupils and the work looks fantastic!
At the moment we have an exceptionally busy department! We have been working with various Artists and Designers from weavers, designers, sculptors, printmakers and painters. The department has taken part in various competitions, trips and excursions to view exhibitions and to learn new Art and Design skills, techniques and crafts.
Lastly, I would like to thank the following people: Elaine Mackie, Helen Duncan and the Creative Minds Team for their help, support and funding, Mrs Allen, everyone that donated raffle prizes, Mr Orr, our pupils for helping this evening, Mrs Robb and of course our Head Teacher Mr Reilly for his help and support. Above all a huge thank you to our fantastic pupils – without them we would not have this exhibition!
NOTE FROM TEACHER OF ART AND DESIGN – MRS ROBB:
I would like to say a big well done to all pupils and thank you for all your hard work in producing beautiful creative artworks. I have been lucky enough to work alongside Miss Fuller, classroom assistants and various artists and designers to teach interesting inspiring and exciting lessons and allow pupils to realise their creative potential. Thank you also to the Doon Valley community for all your support with the Doon Academy Knit Along.