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The Show is Go – Bakers Dozen

The show is now OPEN. A few words of introduction by our team leader, Mark Dunford –

“Welcome to our exhibition.
This is the thirteenth year we have used this space to showcase the creativity of our Art & Design students at Truro College. Our exhibition presents a diverse range of ideas, materials, techniques and approaches. Creativity is part of our daily lives; it enriches and stimulates us.
Whether we are makers or consumers, we value and consider the innovative decisions made and shared by designers, artists and craftspeople.
Creativity is inherent but it requires courage to pursue and strength to recognise that imagination is everything.
The UK creative industries includes all arts, crafts, galleries and museums, advertising and marketing, film, TV and radio. Annually they contribute £92bn. to the UK economy.*
Baker’s Dozen is a testament to the ingenuity of the students and staff at Truro College, so please enjoy the work of the next generation of artists and designers as they provide air and dimension to their ideas, shaping our future with their creativity.
Mark Dunford”

(* gov.uk/government/news/creative-industries-record-contribution-to-uk-economy)

So if you are in Truro town centre, head for Lemon Quay piazza and immerse yourself in some fabulous artworks.
From fine art to photography, from ceramics to architecture, its all on display for your viewing pleasure.
Open daily from 10am-6pm until this Saturday at 3pm.
See you there.

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Not long to go…

Come and see what all the fuss is about – Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Tuesday 22 May until Saturday 26 May – open daily from 10am.

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Fieldtrip

More info is available via the link HERE.

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Bakers Dozen – selected postcard images 2018


Only a few weeks to go before we host our annual art and design show on the piazza in Truro.
Each year the show wows crowds and us alike. Showcasing the best creative talent from our department from graphic design to fine art and everything in between.
The thirteen (Bakers Dozen – this being our 13th show!) images here have all been selected to adorn our postcard series this year, each one representing the various course paths in a stunning visual.
These will be available to collect at the show, so head on down from the 22nd May, to Lemon Quay Piazza, Truro, Cornwall and take a look at our students creations. You won`t be disappointed.

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Creative Textile Art part-time course

Run by one of our textile tutors, Lucy O`Hara, the Creative Textile Art part-time course will develop creative skills through the art of textiles. Students will experiment with a range of specialist surface manipulation techniques such as; Embroidery, Felt making and Applique.

The 10 week evening course runs on a Wednesday from 1830-2100, bookings are now being taken for the new January 2018 term.

Student feedback from last term –

‘ Enthusiastic teacher, well prepared’
‘ It was exactly what I wanted. I learnt so much that I can now use independently’
‘ The pace was perfect, we were all encouraged to share our ideas’
‘ A friendly and informative course which I would like to continue’
More info available here
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Bandana making

Students from Truro College Art & Design Saturday Club were set a 3 week project creating bandana’s that followed a garden inspired theme.
Week 1 – natural dyes and shibori techniques
Transforming plain cotton into vibrant, patterned fabric. Vegetables/matter that would normally be discarded in the compost heap were recycled ;  such as Red onions skins, cabbage and tea bags.
Week 2 – Leaf printing
Using leafs collected from students own gardens patterns were printed onto their pre dyed fabrics .
Week 3- Embroidered bugs
Small bugs and insects designed by students were brought to life as they experimented with machine and hand embroidery.

And here are the final results!

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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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