Fashion at Kelvingrove

Report from Ms Steinert

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The S3 Fashion and Textile class in Home Economics and the S5/6 Higher Art and Design pupils went to see the Century of Style Exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Thursday December 3rd.

The girls got the chance to have a museum guided tour around the exhibition which features 19th century garments made in Glasgow. The exhibit is organised into themes based on coloured fabric and type of garment like military or mourning outfits and is well worth a visit.

After the tour the class went to Mandor’s fabrics and bought some materials for their Higher fashion garments. Each pupil received a canvas tote bag from Mandor’s and loved seeing all the types of fabric and patterns available.

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Kelvingrove visit

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3rd year Art pupils dragged staff out of school on Friday 9th May to participate in Kelvingrove’s annual competition to draw or paint one of the objects in the museum.

Pupils collected their materials before touring the gallery looking at pottery, animals, armour, glass, statues and fossils, before pupils settled down to concentrate on their favourites. Some had chosen to work in pastels, others in watercolours or pencils.

It was lovely to see people in the museum pausing to watch what our pupils were doing, but mostly the pupils were concentrating so hard on their work that they were oblivious to anyone else – in fact two of them were so oblivious to everything around them that they nearly missed the bus!

It was a great day with enthusiastic artists in a beautiful location, and we even had an organ recital at lunchtime.

Glasgow Boys trip

Report from Ms Steinert

Girls at Glasgow Boys

Girls at Glasgow Boys

The Art Department escorted 42 pupils to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery to see the Glasgow Boys exhibition today. This exhibition has proved to be the most popular show ever at the Kelvingrove and Standard Grade and Higher Art pupils got a chance to see and sketch the paintings first hand.

BBC news was there reporting on the popularity of the exhibition and interviewed two S4 girls, Joanna and Emma, who answered questions about how they liked the paintings. They were featured in the Reporting Scotland News that evening.

Lord Macfarlane was also present and commented on our pupils’ good behaviour as they were drawing.  After looking at the exhibition pupils explored the other galleries in the Kelvingrove and will be able to take their experience of viewing the artworks into writing about art and design in their course work.

More details and pictures on Ms Steinert’s blog.