2016 Course Brochure

2016 Course Brochure

The course brochure for the 2016 session is now available online. The brochure giving details on all of our under and post graduate courses is available to view online on issuu.com. Details of how to apply can be found on the Robert Gordon University website.  

First Years Animation Festival Debut

First Years Animation Festival Debut

First Time Animators show at festival. Recently Communication Design Students in their first year of study were given a project that would challenge them, they would have to work in teams to a tight deadline with processes new and technically demanding. The brief was to produce an stopmotion animation, with the potential for the finished […]

Be Part of Our Scene

Be Part of Our Scene

Every city has an image, a preconceived idea that comes to mind when you hear its name, Aberdeen is no different. But like most of our preconceptions Aberdeen manages to prove them wrong, that’s what students frequently find when they make the move to Aberdeen to study here at Gray’s School of Art. Recent Graduates […]

Tam & his Gotchi

Tam & his Gotchi

The Tamagochi Project is a annual highlight (see past years) of a design students first year, what can seem like a bit of fun has a lot more going on than first looks suggest. Students are given a small handful of broken ephemera and some super glue, with this and through drawing and visualisation techniques […]

Card Board Cut Outs

Card Board Cut Outs

First year students building big things in this years Object Project. First year students are tasked with all sorts of things, many of which seam a little unusual to the new students who are still finding their feet in art school, the Object Project is no different. Students are tasked with building large models out […]

Show explores differences between painting & photography

Show explores differences between painting & photography

A Forres art student has been inspired by the differences between painting and photography to produce his final year collection. Jonathon Whitson (23), who is studying painting at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, is currently exhibiting his work as part of the annual Degree Show until June 28, alongside that of almost 150 other […]

Animation in a Day

Animation in a Day

Students whilst at Gray’s are given opportunities to try working with all kinds of techniques and materials during the course of their studies. This goes without saying that frequently the techniques students have to use in the course of a project are new to them, no more so when students are handed an animation project. […]

Week of Drawing

Week of Drawing

The dust settles after a week of intensive mark making for the first years. Habit@, the annual large scale, week long drawing project has come and gone again oh to quickly, a recurring highlight the project centres around a constructed series of rooms made from corrugated card and paper. Changing everyday with what is usually […]

Sense of Place – Haiku

Sense of Place – Haiku

image, sound, object, text This week the first years have been responding to the paired down structure of Japanese Haiku poetry using elements from their ‘PLACE’ project research. Their work is on display next to the foyer in Gray’s.

Drawing Cake

Drawing Cake

First year had to stretch their baking muscles as they were each tasked with baking a cake and bringing it to a day long drawing class where the subject would be other students cakes, the day of course ending with the cakes being eaten in a mass tea party. Unsurprisingly the spirit of the day […]