Category Archives: Truro College Art and Design

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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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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Altered States – photomontage


Our 2nd year L3 Extended Diploma students spend a term studying an extra skill, one of these is photographic techniques.
These range from digital portraits to darkroom skills and this week – photomontage.
The students looked at work from Dadaism, Hockney, Angret Soltau and John Stezaker as inspiration for their pieces. They then took digital images and overworked them in various ways. Using colour, mixed media and sewing they created a range of outcomes in a style of their choice.
The results above show great creativity and understanding, nice job!

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get set go

Design Pathway students on the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design have just completed their set designs for the Royal Opera House’s Design Challenge, a live brief in which they are competing.
Asked to respond to one of four possible Director’s visions, they have developed a broad range of exciting solutions. These range from designs based on medieval Verona to dystopian futures.
Included in this selection is work from Matilda Fuller, Eleanor Bolton, Thomas Parker, Ellie Pyner and Abigail Kennedy.

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