Monthly Archives: April 2015

Beyond Truro College – Jessica Tremaine

Our next featured past student is Jessica Tremaine. Jess designs for Adidas and runs Sunday Blessed.

 
“I undertook the National Diploma in Art & Design course at Truro College after being excited by the work I saw at the yearly exhibition. I was given creative freedom in experiencing many different art forms whilst being offered wonderful guidance. If you are passionate about art thats the course for you and the lecturers give you a lot of confidence. I also completed the Foundation Diploma that the college offer, Tregye is a beautiful relaxing campus and the technicians are unbelievably helpful in helping you realise your art work.”

You can see more of her work HERE

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Beyond Truro College – Amy Lanyon

Next in our series on past students is our very own screen print technician and artist Amy Lanyon –

“I studied A-level Art at Truro College between 1999 and 2001. During my time there I had to make lots of decisions about the direction of my future and with the fantastic support of the lecturers and tutors I was able to make informed choices that lead me to where I am now, successfully working as an independent artist and designer.”

“My one-off original screen prints evolve from a sequence of processes and exploration of media to produce primarily shape-based and abstract compositions. None of my pieces are named because I want people to interpret the piece themselves, without being influenced by me. Part of my enjoyment of producing abstract pieces is to find out how my work makes people feel, so by leaving my pieces anonymous, I know that I am not influencing their thoughts. I was brought up surrounded by inspirational artwork, my grandfather was the St.Ives artist Peter Lanyon, and so I don’t think I could have avoided being influenced by artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Sir Terry Frost. In 1999 I was lucky enough to meet and interview Sir Terry Frost and I was utterly in awe of his work and his stories behind them.”

You can view more of Amy`s stunning prints online via her website HERE.

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SUMMER SCHOOL ART CLUB

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Summer school is on once more here at the college. Get in touch for more details HERE

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We got ‘Showcase Centre’ status – go us!!!

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We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded ‘Showcase Centre’ status for the Foundation Diploma course in Art, Design & Media by the ABC Awarding Body. This award is based on several criteria including, excellent achievement for students, good retention, high progression onto chosen university courses including, St. Martins, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Bath Spa, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Loughborough, Falmouth and many more.

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Achieving this award means greater publicity for the course throughout the UK and further afield via the ABC website, with regular opportunities to promote good practice and student achievements. ABC also offer sponsorship awards to outstanding students on the course.

We look forward to encouraging students to be part of our course and to help continue it’s standards of excellence.

More info can be found HERE.

www.foundation-art-truro.blogspot.com

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Beyond Truro College – Will Johns


Our next look at past students who`ve gone on to bright futures is Will Johns.

`I live in London where I work as Fashion Coordinator for bi-annual luxury fashion publications 10 Magazine and 10 Men.

After completing the National Diploma in Art & Design at Truro, I went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a fashion degree, before working freelance at publications including The Sunday Times Style magazine. I then began my current role at 10 & 10 Men. I also work closely with international stylist and creative director Sophia Neophitou on brand consultancies which include Roland Mouret and Antonio Berardi.

My time at the college allowed me to fully explore my potential through great one on one tuition and creative freedom. My tutors provided me with invaluable direction that definitely helped shape my future in the industry.`

You can see more of Wills work and styling skills HERE.

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