Category Archives: Fashion

Fashion – in detail

A selection of photos showing the care and detail the A2 Fashion students put into their work here in the White building at Truro College – a range of the beautiful coursework garments made by our brilliant second year students.

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Creative Textile Art part-time course

Run by one of our textile tutors, Lucy O`Hara, the Creative Textile Art part-time course will develop creative skills through the art of textiles. Students will experiment with a range of specialist surface manipulation techniques such as; Embroidery, Felt making and Applique.

The 10 week evening course runs on a Wednesday from 1830-2100, bookings are now being taken for the new January 2018 term.

Student feedback from last term –

‘ Enthusiastic teacher, well prepared’
‘ It was exactly what I wanted. I learnt so much that I can now use independently’
‘ The pace was perfect, we were all encouraged to share our ideas’
‘ A friendly and informative course which I would like to continue’
More info available here
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Bandana making

Students from Truro College Art & Design Saturday Club were set a 3 week project creating bandana’s that followed a garden inspired theme.
Week 1 – natural dyes and shibori techniques
Transforming plain cotton into vibrant, patterned fabric. Vegetables/matter that would normally be discarded in the compost heap were recycled ;  such as Red onions skins, cabbage and tea bags.
Week 2 – Leaf printing
Using leafs collected from students own gardens patterns were printed onto their pre dyed fabrics .
Week 3- Embroidered bugs
Small bugs and insects designed by students were brought to life as they experimented with machine and hand embroidery.

And here are the final results!

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Page Turner – Turning heads

On from now until this Sat 27th May, 3pm – Page Turner.

A celebration of great student art from Truro College, Cornwall.

Take yourself down to Lemon Quay Piazza in Truro and become inspired by the wealth of talent on display.

From fine art to jewelry, from architecture to graphics design, and everything in between.

Our 12th annual show, Page Turner.

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Photogrammetry

ring wood

Jess Hannell, a UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design student, created a hollow ring in balsa as part of a body adornment project. Done in response to a visit to Trelissick House and Garden, Cornwall, and based on structural elements of the National Trust property’s solarium. Jess developed a series of pieces to be worn on the finger resulting in this final structure.

This piece was then painstakingly recorded by Jason Miller, Applied Media BA student, using a techniques called photogrammetry. The resultant model can be viewed at the following link HERE.

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Fashion Master Class


A2 Fashion students create amazing garment in only an hour and a half! In a Subtraction Pattern Cutting Master Class, led by Gary Mills Programme Leader for Fashion at Somerset College, students designed, cut and created these awesome garments in under 90 minutes.

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Beyond Truro College – Becky Williams

Next up is textile artist and part time lecturer here at Truro College Becky Williams.

“I am a practicing textile artist and part-time Textile Lecturer at Truro College. Currently based in Falmouth, I completed three Art & Design A levels and Foundation Diploma at Truro college, before studying Contemporary Textiles in Cardiff, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2008. I am also self-employed and run my own creative textile workshops locally.”

More of her work can be seen HERE.

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Beyond Truro College – Matthew Tremaine

Next up is Matt Tremaine. He is currently in his third year studying at Bath School of Art and Design. Matt works in all areas of design but predominantly within publication/editorial design, typography, advertising and printmaking.

“My areas of interest are in fashion and sport. I am always testing myself and developing my skills in all areas of design. I see a challenge as an opportunity to show my abilities and I crave learning from others and gaining experience. Simplicity and minimalism in my work is key whether it be the design or the concept.

Whilst at Truro College I was taught the fundamentals of design, using software, analog processes and many more. I had a a lot of freedom and from experimentation I was able to generate a love and interest for all area’s of art and design. Originally I wanted to progress as a printmaker, mainly down to the passion of my lecturer George Hounsome, later on I found a love for typography but I still use all the skills and knowledge learnt years ago in my current practice.”

You can view more of his work HERE.

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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 – 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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