Category Archives: Printmaking

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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further fine art

This week our exhibition space is once again filled with fab works of fine art. This time its the work of the 2nd year ND fine artists. And yet again another fine display of eclectic art works covering print, photography, painting and sculpture.

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Exquisite Corpse – Print on Plaster

One of the challenges of teaching printmaking to the design students on the Extended Diploma course has been trying to find ways of making it relate to the 3D and sculptural element of the pathway. The first brief the students worked on was character design using the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse as a starting point. One of the traditional print methods the students explored was etching. Working from characters that had be created in previous sessions students prepared and printed their whole character.  These plates were then cut up into three sections again and rearranged to create further weird and wonderful characters. To extend this idea further each plate was inked up again and made into a cube, into which plaster was poured. Once the plaster had dried the plates were removed revealing the transferred designs. The idea was that the blocks could be stacked and rearrange in a multitude of different ways. This method of making 3 dimensional forms in print as also been extended to other forms of printing such as monotype, card relief and collagraph printing.

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Beyond Truro College – Amy Lanyon

Next in our series on past students is our very own screen print technician and artist Amy Lanyon –

“I studied A-level Art at Truro College between 1999 and 2001. During my time there I had to make lots of decisions about the direction of my future and with the fantastic support of the lecturers and tutors I was able to make informed choices that lead me to where I am now, successfully working as an independent artist and designer.”

“My one-off original screen prints evolve from a sequence of processes and exploration of media to produce primarily shape-based and abstract compositions. None of my pieces are named because I want people to interpret the piece themselves, without being influenced by me. Part of my enjoyment of producing abstract pieces is to find out how my work makes people feel, so by leaving my pieces anonymous, I know that I am not influencing their thoughts. I was brought up surrounded by inspirational artwork, my grandfather was the St.Ives artist Peter Lanyon, and so I don’t think I could have avoided being influenced by artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Sir Terry Frost. In 1999 I was lucky enough to meet and interview Sir Terry Frost and I was utterly in awe of his work and his stories behind them.”

You can view more of Amy`s stunning prints online via her website HERE.

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T-Shirt printing at the Saturday Club

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Another fun and art-tastic session was had by all at the Saturday Art Club here at Truro college.
The students first carved out images in relief on lino. Then under Gwyls watchful eye they hand printed their unique t-shirt designs in our print studio.
The finished results look great.

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Wood Engraving Workshops

An introduction to wood engraving workshop was given by Gwyl Lewis at the college in Dec. The attendees created some great work
Another will take place on Saturday 28th Feb 2015.
If you are interested give the college a call on 01872 267000 for more details.

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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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Etchings


Some examples of the work done in this weeks Study Plus using etching plates and prints.

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Printmaking Study plus

Our print tech Amy Lanyon has just started running her 1st study plus class in printmaking and here are some of the results from week one.
1st and 2nd year Art and Design students produced some great experimental mono prints yesterday afternoon.
Here’s a selection of what they produced. Next week they will be starting the etching process.

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Christmas Card Screen Printing Workshop

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I know Christmas is a while off yet but it`s never to early to start preparing you stack of Xmas cards right?

Well if that`s the way you feel about it then get yourself along to our workshop. It`s taking place on Sat 18th October at the White building in Truro. You will get to design and print original cards with the help of our printmaking expert Amy Lanyon. And all for the small sum of £45. Bargain.

To book you place call 01872 265800.

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