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Highland pupils open the door on Ruscha’s Room

A group of pupils from five Highland secondary schools have created an exhibition which is their interpretation of the works of American artist Ed Ruscha. ‘Ruscha’s Room – Seòmraichean Luchd-ealain’ is currently at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery until 12 February 2011. The exhibition by pupils from Fortrose, Kilchuimen, Millburn, Alness and Invergordon Academies is the creation of their experiences of attending a series of talks and workshops exploring Ruscha’s unconventional methods – which combine typography with commonplace objects.
The pupils created text-based art in the form of collages, which they developed into printed t-shirts and animated films forming the core of their exhibition.

Half-day CPD – Using Film to develop Global Citizens

Learning and Teaching Scotland and East Lothian Council are organising this free half-day seminar for Scottish secondary education which will take place on 22 February at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, East Lothian.

The objective of the seminar is to demonstrate effective use of mainstream cinema films for the purpose of Global Citizenship in the context of Curriculum for Excellence. <>

National Archives of Scotland – workshops for schools

To celebrate the bicentenary of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, the National Archives of Scotland is offering five additional dates for upper primary schools to participate in its free workshop ‘The Flannan Lighthouse Mystery’.

Investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Light Keepers from Flannan in December 1900. Using evidence preserved in the National Archives of Scotland, draw your own conclusions about what actually happened.

To book your workshop in Edinburgh or to arrange two 45 minutes Glow Meet sessions, visit the Scottish Archives for Schools website <> .

The National Archives of Scotland is also running a Flannan Isles Activity Day for families on Wednesday 16 February 2011 in New Register House. The free two hour sessions offer families the opportunity to use material held by the NAS to find out about life on Scottish lighthouses and stories from the past. Pre-booking is essential for these sessions.

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East Ayrshire Art and Design pupils’ work exhibited publicly

East Ayrshire Council announces that the talent of art and design students from schools all across East Ayrshire will be on show for all to see when a new exhibition is unveiled in the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock.

Councillor Jim Roberts, Spokesperson for Lifelong Learning, will formally open the exhibition in the Young People’s Gallery on Thursday 20 January.
Now in its 12th year, this popular annual display celebrates the outstanding range of pupils’ artwork produced over the past year in secondary schools and Park School. It will also feature work created by youngsters who attended the Cloth and Colour summer school and Kilmarnock Heritage Glass Art School.

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Hertie Querty at GOMA, 3 November – 1 May

Hertie = jovial, cheerful and merry; querty = brimming with fun and mischief. If you are a teacher and that sounds like your class this year, bring them along to the Gallery of Modern Art, whose show for autumn highlights the most fun elements of the permanent collection.

Among others, there’s a huge chairs-and-handbags sculpture by Jim Lambie, and pictures of a child pulling funny expressions by Roni Horn. “The show is ideally suited to school groups, and we can provide programmes aimed at under-fives, primary and secondary groups,” says learning assistant Jen Sinclair. “A lot of the pieces in the show explore portraiture, and we work with the children to look at how artists convey expression. We try to unpack portraits too – what is an artist trying to tell us with a portrait?”

Workshops are free for Glasgow schools, and no more than £35 for school parties from other areas.