Throughout 2019 & 2020 The Smiddy is working with Historic Environment Scotland, Craft Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Learning & Development team and local young people on this exciting project based around Duff House in Banff.
Students will be working with our silversmith, Megan Falconer, to develop skills and create work inspired by the local gem that is Duff House. They will learn about the historical links to silversmithing in Banff and modern & traditional techniques used in silversmithing.
Here we have Artur, who is on the second phase of this project, showing great skills in concentration, patience and listening while operating the blow torch to perfect his lidded box.
Our S2 Girls Expressive Arts Group were designing and painting masks with the cultural Mexican Theme ‘Day of the Dead’. We look forward to seeing their finished efforts in a fortnight’s time 🎭 #collaborativepartnerships #buildingskills
Our Higher Business Management pupils had a fantastic workshop at the Library Innovation Network Aberdeenshire (LINA) in Banff today. They were involved in a variety of workshops that taught the basics of setting up your own successful business. They all took part in creating a “Business Model Canvas” a produced a 2 min pitch on a chosen organisation. Well done to all the pupils who attended today.