***Competition ***

ART COMPETITION, S1- 6 – This is a great opportunity and has a lovely theme to work with. 

Albyn Housing Society would like to invite  pupils to take part in an Art competition, with 13 prizes of £50 for the winning pupil, and £200 for their school.

The 13 winning drawings will be displayed in our offices in Invergordon and Inverness, (so unfortunately we will not be able to return them to the pupil), and they will also be used to produce a 2016 calendar for our Tenants.

The theme for these drawings is ‘Life in your community’ and should show what the pupils think is good about the community they live in.  The best 13 drawings (as judged by our Board) will be used for the calendar, and the name and age of the pupil, and name of the school will be shown, so please make sure that you have parental permission should it be required.

 The drawing must be on white A4 paper, in landscape, using whichever material or technique the pupil prefers.  The pupils name, age, and school should be printed on the reverse of the drawing.  The closing date is Friday 9th October and all entries should be sent to  Albyn Housing Society Ltd, Community Involvement, 98 – 104 High Street, Invergordon, Ross-shire, IV18 0DL.

Rachel Maclean at Inverness Museum and Gallery

Rachel Maclean is a Scottish contemporary artist who creates all kinds of fantastic, surreal film work which she writes, directs, produces, films and acts in (as all of the characters!) Culloden Academy was lucky enough to see her work just before the referendum when the Travelling gallery visited.  The exhibition was very much based around the referendum, taking a completely neutral stance. We now have another chance to see her work because she is at the Inverness Museum and Gallery until August 22nd. Try to get along there because it is unmissable!

Here is a link to Rachel’s website:  Rachel Maclean

Here is a link to the Inverness Museum and Gallery info:

Inverness – Rachel Maclean



We have started a Twitter account to remind you about homework and to help if you have any homework problems or questions. You can follow us on ‘Culloden Academy Art’. It will be easier for you to ask questions and it is helpful for reminding you about deadlines. Quite a few of you have requested that we start a Twitter account so it is now up and running. We will not follow you and will not look at your own Twitter accounts – anyway, we should not be able to because your Twitter account should be set to private and if it is not then why not? You should be more internet smart than that! There are a few departments who have now set up Twitter accounts and pupils have said that they do find it very helpful for homework.


Preparation for Exams

Study leavers, if you have arranged with teachers to come in for study help then now is the time. A good thing to do is go to the SQA site for past and specimen papers. Also, it is essential that you come in and get all of your study material out of your big folders. Many have left a great deal of important study materials in their folders which is of course needed for study! If not sure about anything then come in! You could also contact your teacher via pinterest. Ms McCormack’s class go to my page for details.

Hairspray Poster Design

S1 and S2 classes have been working on the poster design for the forthcoming production, ‘Hairspray The Musical’. We had many great designs but finally a group of teachers from the Drama and Art departments chose the winner. Well done Kieran S for creating the winning design.



Tickets are available to book online at: http://www.cullodenmusicaltheatre.wordpress.com/tickets

You can also call the school office on 01463 790851

BBC ‘The Little Painting Challenge’

The BBC are launching an exciting new competition linked to ‘The Big Painting Challenge’ TV programme which is on BBC 1 on Sundays at 6pm. The competition has different categories ranging from the age 7 – 15 category to the 16+ category and then on to the 16+ ‘experienced’ category.  The work would be postcard sized (A6) and you would create your artwork on the blank side of the postcard and then just put the address onto the other side, put a stamp onto it and pop it into the post. 1000 of the best entries including the winners will be exhibited in the newly refurbished Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester from the 4th of May 2015. This is a great opportunity for all!

Here is the link to the site for more information:

The Little Painting Challenge