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Mural with Mearns Castle High School


The workshop led by Glasgow-based design practice Warriors Studio enabled the students to design and paint a 1500 square foot mural and revamp their bike shelter with a surface design inspired by their school’s Heritage.

“The mural has made a massive improvement to the school environment.”

Dean Smith, Head Teacher, Mearns Castle High School


The project took place over two weeks and was split into three sections:

1. Research
2. Design
3. Production

The project saw the students present research findings about their school’s Heritage and their surrounding environment, design a 1500 sq foot mural, appoint a project manager, media manager and mural painters, taking charge of the project and proudly painting the mural themselves.


“Giving the class control of the project empowered them. I could see a great improvement in their focus, motivation and self-confidence”

Stephanie Lightboun, Head of Art, Design and Technical, Mearns Castle High School


“Live project-based education offers something the class room can’t. It helps encourage independence, organisation, communication and collaboration within a team. Being able to provide an opportunity where the students are set clear objectives, organize themselves and take control of the activity is invaluable.”

James Gilchrist, Director, Warriors Studio



2-Day Workshop: Nous Vous – Exercises in Illustration


Nous Vous are three-man collective made up of Jay Cover, William Luz and Nicolas Burrows who collaborate on a broad range of projects including illustration, graphic design, exhibitions, curatorial work, publishing and teaching. Hey gang, can you tell us a bit about your workshop? The workshop was based around collaborative self publishing, co-authorship and making without over thinking. What did […]

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2-Day Workshop: Design Displacement Group – Digital vs. Archaic


DDG was set up as an international initiative known as The Design Displacement Group with the intention of approaching modern design in new and unusual ways. The group consists of sixteen members collaborating in shifting constellations across a range of projects that take form through commissioned client projects, self-initiated works and open-form workshops. DDG introduce […]

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