Category Archives: Truro College Art and Design

This week in art

Final round up of the year from the art & design department here at Truro College.

We have work from fashion, feminism in print, fine art and life drawing as everyone gears up for the major project starting in the new year.

Wishing all our followers a merry Christmas and all the best for 2020!

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AROUND THE DEPARTMENT 28/11

Another week, another round up of fab artwork from our students.
Life Drawing Art Academy were working on their wire sculptures, Extended Diploma second year Art has animation in progress, year 1 A level graphics students are experimenting with relief prints and Second year Extended Diploma students on the Graphics Pathway created these images by constructing dioramas in response to the theme ‘House of Sin’. Each student created a room for one of the Seven Deadly Sins, working inventively on a small scale to create maximum impact!
Finally the art department helped to create another lantern this year for the Truro City of Light parade, can you spot him?

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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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Contour modelling

1st year Product Design and the Built Environment students have been learning about how buildings interact with their surroundings this week.
They made cardboard contour models then added scaled architectural buildings to these made from dowel and wood sections.

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Photograhic-ah!


Foundation Art & Design students @truro_penwith with their ‘Chemigram’ experiments manipulating photographic chemicals and household materials as part of their Serendipity brief…
Whilst Access to Art & Design students @truro_penwith have been working on Microclick images as part of their Photography unit.
Great and unusual results!

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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 14/10


A weekly selection of all things art – printmaikng, fashion and textiles, ceramics, 3D model making and illustration

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New students – new term


Our new term kicked of in fine style today with all our new, excited and creative students.
The White building was a hive of activity with the new term buzz in the air.
After tutor session the students faced their first challenge, the annual paper tower build.
In groups they constructed two towers from newspaper, linked by a bridge.
The `twist` – roll a raw egg from one side to the other!
Did the eggs survive? Of course!
Success, and they`re are off to a flying start.

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Saturday Art Club – Plymouth Masterclass

Last month Truro College SAC along with the clubs from Cornwall College and Plymouth College of Art attended a sculpture masterclass.
Making large inflated sculptures this masterclass was taught by Thomas Randell-Page who teaches architecture in a London college.
After a talk the members worked/drew ideas on long piece of paper for their creation. Members from each college were mixed up into several groups. Working with people from different colleges they designed and made a large sculpture out of thick polythene sheet, these were then joined together and inflated with fans to create their finished sculptures. I think the kids enjoyed getting inside the inflated sculptures.
The group was then given a demonstration of glass blowing.
Everyone had a great day, and their fabulous work is shown below.
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Making Ocarinas


This week the Saturday Art Club were working with clay to produce Ocarinas ( little clay Flutes )
Inspired by the film `The Silence of Ani` by Francis Alys . He filmed a group of young people in the ancient and ruined city of Ani, on the border between Armenia and Turkey. They were given different bird whistles and with their calls brought life back to the ruins.

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