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"We are awestruck by the strong ethos towards empowering girls to try their hand at anything and the large number of extra-curricular school activities available and the strong emphasis on a well-rounded education. Everyone we have interacted with from Trish to Harry the bus driver have been kind and caring and we are in no doubt that sending our daughter to Kilgraston was the best decision we have made for her future."
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Art and Design

Where creative dreams become reality


“Creativity exists more in the searching than in the finding.”
Stephen Nachmanovitch

Kilgraston’s Art and Design Department offers a creative learning journey that continually delivers pupils to outstanding tertiary establishments, both within the UK and throughout the world.

A wide selection of creative opportunities, in a variety of design disciplines, are available, including, Applied Arts, such as Jewellery, Ceramics and Textiles; Graphics and Illustration and Computer Aided Design, including animation.

Pupils are offered the opportunity to study all aspects of Fine Art, including Photography, Printmaking and Life Drawing.

Regular visits to workshops, galleries and exhibitions take place, while practicing artists are frequently invited to talk at the school, discussing their techniques and ideas.

The Department holds daily Open Studio sessions for examination candidates.

Upper Sixth pupils have the additional opportunity to study A Level Art and Textile Design at Kilgraston.