Category Archives: Level 3 Extended Diploma

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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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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Work in progress…


2nd Year Extended Diploma Art & Design students @truro_penwith exhibiting work for their first assessment #artanddesign #fineart #extendeddiplomaart #painting #sculpture

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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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digital montage

Today`s photography workshop session was all about new blending with old.
Using Photoshop the students were tasked with creating a digital photomontage.
They referenced the work of Hannah Hoch (dadaism) and Peter Blake (pop art) to create montages based on themes, nature, outer space etc.
Using digital tools instead of scissors and glue they created there own homage to the montage.

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repeat pattern


Extended Diploma Art and Design students have been developing ideas for a repeat pattern block printing in a a workshop this month.
Some students are at the early stages of printing their designs, with the intention of layering multiple colours and reducing the printing block.
The designs are cut into the lino squares, then inked by roller before printing the pattern by hand, or foot!

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Solargraphy: Ultra Long Exposure Photography

Some of our second year ED students on the fine arts pathway have been doing some experiments with long exposure photography called “Solargraphy”.

The technique uses a pinhole camera loaded with photo sensitive paper. This is then secured in a location facing the path of the sun, and left en situ for a number of weeks. In this case these two fine examples had an exposure time of 12 weeks.

The results when inverted in Photoshop (photos on RHS) look stunning and show the transit of the sun very clearly along with landscape details.

Great stuff.

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CAST Studios Visit

The second year Extended Diploma in Art & Design students from the Fine Art and Design Pathways visited CAST Studios in Helston this Monday. This was at the invitation of Groundwork, a three-year project that will bring outstanding international art and artists to Cornwall. The students received a tour of the building then visited artists Nicola Bealing and Ben Sanderson in their studios. Following a delicious lunch provided by Dom, the chef at CAST café, the students engaged in a practical workshop that focused on experimental approaches to drawing.

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Lightpainting

Second year Extended Diploma students tried their hand at Lightpainting this week. The technique involves using a digital stills camera set at a slow shutter speed to capture the trails light makes when moved in front of the lens. By controlling the aperture and shutter speed you can get some awesome effects simply using a few torches and fairy lights.

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