Category Archives: Life Drawing

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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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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Carol O`Toole Oil Painting Workshop pt2

The results of the second day of the oil painting workshop speak for themselves! We were so impressed with the progress all of our students made under the expert tutelage of Carol. Most students had never worked in oils and it was extremely inspiring to witness there fearlessness and ambition in approaching their task. The room was awash with vibrant colour, however you could have heard a pin drop, such was the concentration! Well… if that’s what our students can achieve after only two days, we have a real treat in store over the coming months!

We must again express our gratitude to Carol, whose professionalism, gentle humour, knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm for our students progress made each day a sheer pleasure!

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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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Life Drawing


Students from one of the life drawing classes get to grips with the human form this week.

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Foundation Diploma: Work in Progress

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A selection of work by Foundation Diploma Art & Design students from their latest project. The brief was to explore a personal investigation of ‘Personal Space’ developing ideas and exploring these within all the areas of the course; Fine Art, Textural Surfaces, Visual Communication, Printmaking, and 3D.

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Penlee and Exchange Gallery Visit

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Yesterday was the first of many days out and visits to see art in situ in the south west.
Second year students got the chance to visit the Penlee Gallery and the Exchange, both in Penzance. They got to explore the galleries and made drawings of the artwork they saw.
The Penlee Gallery is showing an exhibition on portrait painter Leonard Fuller, a key figure of the St. Ives school of art. Whilst the Exchange has artwork on display from Sandra Blow, a pioneer of the British post-war abstract movement, also with links to St. Ives.
The students had a great time viewing the exhibitions and will use ideas from their studies as starting points for their next project.

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Horizons – the countdown begins.

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This time next week the department will be busy on Truro Plaza setting up the show.
Preperation continues apace here at college with piles of plinths ready to go and artwork being readied for exhibition.

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