Category Archives: Design

AROUND THE DEPARTMENT 20/11


Interesting artwork from around the department this week –
Clay models made by Second Year Extended Diploma Design students from their Visual Studies lecture with a life model.
Extended Diploma Design students working on function/non function in ceramics.
Examples of collograph plates and prints made by the Extended Diploma graphics and illustration students. The brief is to design a cover for the movie magazine Little White Lies based on a selected movie. These are examples for the films Ex Machina, Heather’s, Psycho and The Darjeeling Limited.
Level 2 Art and Design students with their work from the brief ‘containers’.
After an inspirational visit to the Tate Gallery in St Ives, first year Extended Diploma students created experimental surfaces using waste plastic packaging exploring shape and colour.
#textiles #surfaces #experimental #plastics #packaging #art #drawing #painting #collograph #printmaking #printing #graphics #illustration #ceramics #artanddesign #lifemodel #visualstudies #clay #models #design

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Contour modelling

1st year Product Design and the Built Environment students have been learning about how buildings interact with their surroundings this week.
They made cardboard contour models then added scaled architectural buildings to these made from dowel and wood sections.

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AROUND THE DEPARTMENT 8/11


This week second year Design Pathway students on the Extended Diploma did a workshop with set designer @scenographer_fiona_chivers following a visit to @breezeartmakersfair. The students worked with Fiona to develop their initial ideas for a live brief they are doing, to create a set design for La Bohēme, as part of the Design Challenge run by @royaloperahouse. Thank you to all involved.
Second Year FdA Silversmithing and Jewellery students were practicing their engraving.
Foundation Art & Design students @truro_penwith learnt about creative use of destructive techniques by manipulating negatives in the dark room as part of their Serendipity brief.
Foundation Art and Design Ideas and Concepts students @truro_penwith were taken out of their comfort zone during an experimental drawing task using their bodies… the results were great!
And some amazing drawings produced in the Life Drawing Art Academy this week also.
#artanddesign #drawing #foundationart #experimental #SILVERSMITHING #photography #setdesign #design #scenography #art #lifedrawing #drawing #painting #lifemodel

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AROUND THE ART DEPT 14/10


A weekly selection of all things art – printmaikng, fashion and textiles, ceramics, 3D model making and illustration

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around the art dept 10/4


A weekly selection of all things art – printmaikng, fashion and textiles, ceramics and fine art drawing.

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One Day Design Challenge

Results of a one day project. Second Year Extended Diploma Art Students were asked to design packaging for Dynamite Valley Brewery or Who Gives a Crap toilet paper. The class was divided into groups of 3 and given a theme as a starting point. After 6 hours this is the result. Welcome back second years, and well done! #artanddesign #design #graphics

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Elevate: And the winner is…

Our 14th annual show is live down on Lemon Quay in Truro all this week. Open from 0900 until 1800 daily.
Come and see some amazing, creative and inspiring artwork from our talented students if you are in town, truely worth a visit.
Below are this years prize winners, voted for by local artists and businesses, congratulations to them all.
(Full winners list below)


Tate – Stella Thurlow, Lola Osborne, Charlotte Musk, Della Bason
Atrium Gallery – Rosie Tuff
The Arts Society Truro – Iowla Lawton, Taro Bean, Rosie Tuff
St Justin Ltd – Anna Thomason-Kenyon
John Howard Print Studios – India Pascoe-Buchanan & Thomas Parker
Tregony Gallery – Thomas Coggan Megan Burridge
Uneeka – Eleanor Bolton & Michael White
Truro College Art & Design Team Award – Sophie Bellman, Dannii Read, Felix McCrossen-Sadler
Kernowcraft Silversmithing and Jewellery – Rachel Bishop
Truro College Part Time Courses – Joanna Czlonkowska
Eat Art – Kim Gentle Boon
Sea Salt – Emily Taylor Tabitha Munro
Sully’s Framing & Art – Ellie Pyner
Blue Wing Gallery – Tilda Fuller

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Saturday Art Club – Plymouth Masterclass

Last month Truro College SAC along with the clubs from Cornwall College and Plymouth College of Art attended a sculpture masterclass.
Making large inflated sculptures this masterclass was taught by Thomas Randell-Page who teaches architecture in a London college.
After a talk the members worked/drew ideas on long piece of paper for their creation. Members from each college were mixed up into several groups. Working with people from different colleges they designed and made a large sculpture out of thick polythene sheet, these were then joined together and inflated with fans to create their finished sculptures. I think the kids enjoyed getting inside the inflated sculptures.
The group was then given a demonstration of glass blowing.
Everyone had a great day, and their fabulous work is shown below.
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screenprint workshop


The Saturday club recently explored the world of screen printing in a two week workshop with Jo Lampard. The first week focused on collage as a means of generating art work. Images were provided and the only thing they had to make sure they used in their collage was a building. This linked to an on going theme running through previous workshops. Other than that, they could do what ever they wanted.
These images were then exposed onto silk screens for the second workshop. Students were shown how to cut a stencil to add a colour base layer, before printing their final design over the top.
It was a very busy couple of weeks but the outcomes were fantastic as you can see above.
Students left with several paper prints and one tote bag. One student even bought in her own pillow case to print onto!

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