Category Archives: Level 2 Diploma


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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This Way Up – Next week!

Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall, UK. Next week (24th May) for one week only!


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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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Horizons Exhibition 20 – 24th May 2014

9th annual exhibition of work by Truro College Art and Design Students
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 May 2014
9am – 6pm Tuesday-Friday and 9am-3.00pm Saturday
Marquee on the Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro
Admission is free

This year’s show will focus on journeys and the varied horizons open to creative individuals. The public will have the chance to change their outlook and to see what might be on the horizon and who is striving to reach their goals now and in the future! It will prove that the creative experience broadens horizons!

“The aim of HORIZONS is to celebrate the outstanding art and design work produced by Truro College art and design students” comments Mark Dunford, Deputy Team Leader for Art & Design. “By taking our work out of the White Building into a temporary highly visible exhibition space, right in the heart of the community, this will provide everyone with a unique insight into this year’s highly individual work. An exhibition of this kind can have a dramatic impact upon the students’ future and career within the creative industries”.

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3D Workshops

Art students at Truro College have been treated to two 3D based workshops over the past weeks.
Ceramicist Ann Thomas delivered a day-long workshop with second-year Extended Diploma students. Ann, whose practice takes her around the world, worked with students individually in the run up to their exhibition ‘Horizons’, being held on Truro Piazza on 20-24th May. Student Jess Lewis, who experimented with slip casting and black clay, described the experience as ‘an exciting opportunity to try new techniques’.

Then ex-student Dan McWilliams returned to show Extended Diploma students his portfolio. Dan progressed from Truro College to study Modelmaking at The Arts University College at Bournemouth. There, hard work paid off – Dan secured work as a model maker at top London architect firm Farrells. He has recently been promoted, to become their head model maker. Reflecting on his time at Truro College, Dan commented on the diversity of experimentation with materials as being one of the keys to his successful progression.

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Student Showcase : Katy Bragg / Megan Miller / Ellie Cutting

This weeks Student Showcase is a triple header featuring three students on the Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design course.
Aswell as being class mates Katy, Ellie and Megan all have a similar goals too. Once they complete Level 2 they aim to carry on here at Truro College and take the Level 3 course. All also hope to work in the tattoo business, designing tattoo artwork and eventually becoming tattoo-ists.
All three are currently working on varied projects from designing jewellery to pop art inspired images. Prefering to work with pens, ink and paint they are producing some great work as shown above.
The students would all like to thank Claire for her help and Ellie would like to thank her uncle, Mouse, a local tattoo-ist for his inspiration.

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