Category Archives: Foundation studies


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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Foundation Art & Design students @truro_penwith with their ‘Chemigram’ experiments manipulating photographic chemicals and household materials as part of their Serendipity brief…
Whilst Access to Art & Design students @truro_penwith have been working on Microclick images as part of their Photography unit.
Great and unusual results!

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Large scale Cyanotypes

These are large scale Cyanotypes by Foundation Art and Design student Giulia Ausenda Stanford.
They are initial experimental pieces for part of her Final Major Project where she is exploring the human form through multi-media approaches.
A cyanotype is one of the oldest forms of photography, used in the late 18th century to record flora and fauna.

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

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.

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.

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Foundation Art, Design & Media Course

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Applications are being taken for the Foundation Art, Design and Media course here at Truro College
Come and see what all the fuss is about at the Tregye campus (Carnon Downs) on Tues 5th December from 5pm until 8pm.
For more info on the course click HERE!

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FdA Interior Design Practice Exhibition

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Come visit our newest exhibition by students from FdA Interior Design.
The event will run from 10th-15th July at the Midtown Deli & Café, 3 King Street, Truro.
See you there.

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Do You Tweet…

Well we certainly do!
twitter-logo[1]And now you can too. Follow the links below to keep track of all our goings on:
Happy Tweeting y`all.

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The Show Goes on – Foundation Art Exhibition

The annual exhibition of work from the Foundation Art & Design course at Truro College, showcasing this year’s students’ final major projects is running all this week.
The work featured demonstrates the creative possibilities available through the course using a variety of skills and techniques, including Graphics, Fine Art, Textiles, Photography and 3D Design.
The exhibition is on until Friday 13th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm daily and can be found in the Ginkgo Building, Tregye Campus, Carnon Downs.

For further news and up dates check the Facebook page here.

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Foundation Art & Design Summer Show 2014

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Another week another show of top notch artwork from our band of students.
This week it`s the turn of our Foundation Art & Design department to show off their talent at their summer show.
The show runs from 9th-13th June, 10am – 4pm daily and can be found at the Tregye in Carnon Downs, just outside of Truro.
Go take a look.

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