Welcome to Art & Design

The Art & Design Department aims to prepare pupils with a supportive learning experience that develops pupils’ creative skills and interests through a relevant and industry-focused experience.  Our pupils develop skills using traditional and digital artistic techniques and media.

We are increasingly working with partners to provide pupils with a range of experiences in expressive and design disciplines.  We aim to prepare our pupils for careers within the creative industries sector with former pupils successfully working within a range of pathways including:

Fine Art          Graphic Design          Architecture          Product Design

Interior Design          Textiles          Print Making          Illustration


We celebrate pupils’ successes and artistic achievements with a range of exhibition and creative opportunities within the school and in the wider community including:

Stirling Schools Art Exhibition at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery.

RSA Schools Competitions

John Byrne Award

Stirling Food Assembly Taster Sessions

Exhibition of pupils’ work in school spaces

We provide pupils with a range of experiences to inform and inspire their creativity including:

The BP Portrait Award

Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show

Junk Kouture Scottish and Irish National Competitions

Chinese Cultural Art Workshops supported by the Confucius Hub

Young and Powerful- National Graphic Design Competition

A range of workshops to highlight potential pathways led by industry professionals including: BBC, Artists, Former Pupils, Forth Valley College Students, Royal Scottish Academy.

Gallery of Pupils Work

Higher Illustration and Graphic Design
National 5 Still Life
Higher Portraiture
S3 Portraiture

The Titan- An outstanding mixed media piece by Ka Lon Shek, Higher.
The Titan-  Built Environment: Higher.Excellent work by Hannah Forthingham, National 5.

Excellent painting by Shannon McCaskell, National 5.
Shannon McCaskell, National 5.
Katie McAllister- National 5
Katie McAllister- National 5

Higher Portraiture