S1 textile prints

Fantastic work from 1.4 (now 2.1!). They researched owls and then designed a repeat pattern, printed with MDF blocks and rubber inner tube. Well done S1 designers!


NBAF competition time

S2 pupils are invited to enter the competition for the Nairn Book and Arts Festival BANNER ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION.


This annual competition is open to all S2. Winning designs will be used in NBAF newsletters and some may be printed on a big scale to use as banners in the town. Entries will also be exhibited at the annual NBAF exhibition of Nairn Academy pupil work in August.

The Rules:

  • Your design must represent the spirit of the festival… remember the Arts includes books/music/art/drama/dance
  • Size: 8cm high 20cm wide. (Can work larger, as long as in proportion)
  • DEADLINE= Wed June 6th. Pass entries to Mrs McBride or Mrs Philip. Make sure your name and class are on the back!
  • Come in and use the dept during lunchtime if you need extra time – open every day. just check in with a teacher and get creating!
  • Here are some of last year’s winner to inspire you…


NBAF Winners

Congratulations to our winning E-Newsletter designers! Their work has featured in Nairn Book & Arts Festival e-newsletters and will also be exhibited in the exhibition of pupil work at the Nairn Community and Arts, 12th – 17th Sept. Well done to everyone who entered!

Centre. https://nairnfestival.co.uk/events/art-exhibitions/nairn-academy-art-exhibition4

Yasemin Lascar first

Yasmin Lascar, 1st Place

Anaam Ali second place

Anaam Ali, 2nd Place

Anna Reid third place

Anna Reid, 3rd Place

Well done also to Isobel Barson who was Highly Commended.

BBC Ten Pieces – Art & Design/ Music Project

Related imageBBC Ten Pieces is an exciting project which aims to open up classical music to a new generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to music through a range of art forms.

This year some S1 and S3 pupils took part in the annual BBC Ten Pieces project and their work is now showing on BBC online!  (LINKS BELOW.) Pupils studied a variety of classical music in their Music classes then produced paintings and animation with Mrs McBride, creating imagery to reflect what they heard. Follow the links to see their fabulous work!

S3 reimagined Bernstein’s “Mambo” from West Side Story as an animated art room battle. Link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0553mmh

S1 listened to “Lark Ascending” by Vaughan Williams and created beautiful, dreamy paintings. Link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055pn4h

S1 also listened to “Ride in a Fast Machine” by John Adams, and produced much faster, action packed paintings. Link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055pp5v


Nairn Book & Arts Festival 2017

Nairn Academy Art Exhibition image


Pupil work will be exhibited soon!

Our annual exhibition is on at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre, Tues 12th – Sunday 17th Sept.

Work from S1 to S6 will be on display, including handmade books inspired by this year’s literary line up, and S3 Matisse-inspired concertina books.  Winning designs for our e-newsletter header, work by senior pupils, and the winners and runners up from NBAF’s Flight-themed Illustration competition will also be on view. Come and admire Nairn’s young creative talent!