We have started to create a flickr page showcasing some of the great work the pupils create in the department. So far there are a some images of work created by s4, 5 and 6 for examinations.

You can view these on our Flickr pages at PLArtDept.

PL Challenge

We have started to upload some of the animations created for the PL Challenge by the first years. You can find them, along with many other great animations and films created by PL pupils on youtube at the  PLArtDept site. Enjoy!


Degree Show Success

The Art and Design department would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following former pupils on their success at this years University of Dundee degree show ( Pupils have progressed on to study in a variety of disciplines and have worked hard to reach their potential. They are a credit to the school. Examples of their work can be viewed at the sites listed below.


Amanda Richardson (class of 2005)
BA Graphic Design

Kirsten Lawson (class of 2005)
BA Illustration

Ryan McLeod (class of 2004)
BA Interactive Media Design

Working together Ryan McLeod and Ian Shiels have brought together their independent specialist skills to make a fantastic interactive video jockey installation. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to mix their own visuals and lighting show within a mini club in the exhibition space.

Ailsa Lawson (class of 2005)
BA Time Based Art and Digital Film
Ailsa Lawson’s taste for gore is manifested in her two-minute zombie flick “Dee Of The Dead”, which showcases her startling make-up effects and rekindles memories of 70s horror films like “Dawn Of The Dead”.

S1 Work – Colour Theory

S1 have been looking at the contrast effect of hot and cold colours, to create vibrant underwater landscapes.

Animation workshop

We held a two day animation workshop last week. This was very successful and some great work was produced. We shall post the animations once they are completed and we are aiming to submit them to the Scottish Animation Festival in May.

We have a winner!!


Congratulations to Emma Rollo, who’s fantastic drawing won 1st prize at the Peter Potter exhibition. She beat off stiff competition from several schools around East Lothian.

 Well done Emma – We are all very proud!

Silver from PL


Sarah Hutchison, a past Preston Lodge pupil, is currently taking part in an exhibition celebrating the best of Scottish silver. This is now showing at the National Museum Scotland. For more information visit the NMS website at


Sarah left Preston Lodge in 2000 to study at Edinburgh College of Art. Graduating with a First Class Honours Degree, she went on to complete her Post Graduate and is currently an artist in residence at Edinburgh College of Art. You can find out more about Sarah and see some of her work at

 We congratulate her on her success and wish her all our best wishes.

Preston Lodge Pupils Exhibiting at Peter Potter Gallery


The Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington is currently holding its annual exhibition of pupils work from around East Lothian. A selection of Preston Lodge pupils, from S1 to S6, are exhibited there. Other participating schools include Knox academy, Loretto’s and Musselburgh Grammar.

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