Children’s Mental Health Week

It is Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February 2021). This year’s theme is Express Yourself. We encourage everyone in the Taylor High community to use creativity as a healing tool: Connecting mind, body & imagination.

Children need a way to process and make sense of their experiences, but as neuroscience shows us, simply talking about problems often isn’t enough. That’s where the power of creativity becomes an essential healing tool, because it offers the means for children to ‘work things out’ as well as expressing their feelings and telling their stories. In doing so, children can envision a better, more hopeful future. That’s where the power of creativity becomes an essential healing tool, because it offers the means for children to express their feelings, and envision a better, more hopeful future (

Follow the links below to find a variety of therapeutic art techniques, helping you to relax and de-stress:

100 Art Therapy Exercises

37 Art Therapy Techniques for De-Stressing This Season

Express Yourself.

THS Art & Design Team.

Useful Resources and Art Gallery Websites

Learn how to draw, paint and design with Artyfactory:

Find useful notes about keeping a sketchbook and how to incorporate the idea of a sketchbook into classwork on Access Art:

Draw online with Student Art Guide:

View interesting photographic collections (such as Alasdair Grey’s work) with the National Library of Scotland:

Embark on an online virtual visit with Glasgow Life:

Art & Design ideas for Home Learning through the Royal Academy:

Emerge yourself in information on Scottish Artists and Pop Artists with the National Galleries of Scotland:


Remote Learning

After now completing a second week of Remote Learning, there has been loads of successful artwork created by S1, S2 and S3 in the Art & Design Department. Including Tonal Studies, Lockdown Illustrations, Superheroes and Poster Designs. Well done.


Codes for Classes on Teams

We have now started using Microsoft Teams for Art and Design and Higher Photography.

Art and Design & Photography Teams Class Codes

S1 Art & Design:  xlwqi8f

S2 Art & Design: nhuevdx

S3 Art & Design: z9lktmf

S4- N4/N5 Art & Design: b72lndn

S5/S6- N5/Higher Art & Design: x12g5zo

Advanced Higher: cxvmffr

S6 Higher Photography: d3skwai


Welcome to Taylor High School’s Art and Design Department blog. Here you will find information on what support, activities and lessons are being offered to help students progress on their creative journey.

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