Category Archives: Fine Art

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 10/4


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

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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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2019 International Baccalaureate Artworks


This years IB art students have handed in and exhibited their work this week here in the White building of Truro College.
A diverse and eclectic range of talent and technique on display I think you`ll agree.

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think inside the box!

The Access students were asked to think ‘inside the box’ this week as they explored the sight size approach to life drawing. The Sight Size technique involves taking measurements from life using your pencil as a measuring guide.
Students made a bounding box which was proportionally accurate and used this as a guide to inform further measurements and their drawing as a whole. Students took inspiration from the Artist Euan Uglow who is famous for his carefully plotted figurative studies. A tough session but the results speak for themselves! Go Access, some really smart, proportionally considered drawing!

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Anthony Gormley inspires

A recent Access Art and Design life drawing session was inspired by the work of Anthony Gormley.
Students were encouraged to work in ink to quickly responding to a moving model who threw silk scarves and ribbons about in the air. The resulting drawings exploit the haphazard qualities of the medium whilst generating an amazing sense of movement! With some very atmospheric results, well done!

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A bright start to the Year!

AS Fine Art students returned to College after the Christmas festivities, but they were far from gloomy!

Instead of a grey January they are enjoying a bright start to the new year as we embark on two weeks of colour theory! Students are mixing an array of colours. During the first week students played the Coca-Cola game, attempting to mix that ubiquitous red from memory! An exercise developed by the artist and teacher Josef Albers!

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christmas memories

Our Print Academy wishes you a Happy New Year!

Just before last term ended the print Academy students enjoyed making their own hand printed Christmas cards, There were many gorgeous designs! We can’t believe Christmas is over already!

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drawing with scissors

Drawing with Scissors, lessons from Matisse.

‘He said he was drawing with scissors, cutting directly into colour, abolishing the conflicts – between colour and line’

Access students channelled their inner Matisse in life drawing this week, with amazing results!

Students quickly drew with scissors working directly into coloured paper to create figures which have all the lively, direct and robust qualities found in Matisse’s beautiful cut out figures.

The students utilised rhythmic lines, forms which echo forms, sinuous arabesque curves, fluid shapes and negative spaces to imply and build structure.

“Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor’s carving into stone.” (Henri Matisse)

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