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SATURDAY ART CLUB

Places are now available on the @truro_penwith Saturday Art Club. Run for 13-16 year old students wanting to get creative, it is an ideal opportunity to try new art form and techniques in our weekly workshops. Run by qualified lecturers and visiting artists from across the UK the possibilities for creativity are endless. Join us and get arty!
… for more information please contact Michelle Pearce 01872 267030

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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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Little Birdhouse in the Sky

These fab little ceramic birdhouses were made by the members of the Truro Saturday Art & Design club.

Their theme this year has been `Gardens` and this has been one of a series of workshops exploring a variety of different materials and processes.

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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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National Saturday Art Club London Trip 2016

A few photos from the recent trip to London. Students took part in the Big Draw at Central St. Martins and a visit to the Courtould Gallery.

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Anthony Frost and Bob Devereux visit the Saturday Art Club


A few Saturdays ago Truro College Saturday Art Club had the pleasure of hosting visiting artists Anthony Frost and Bob Devereux for a masterclass. Along with members of the Falmouth Saturday Art Club the children spent the day creating wonderful abstract impressionist paintings with the help of the two artists. During the masterclass we were also visited by Sir John and Lady Frances Sorrel, the founders of NADSC. They spent the morning visiting and chatting with the young club members. The results of their work can be seen above and the students really enjoyed their day.

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Saturday Art Club

On Nov 2nd the art & design departments Saturday art club took a visit to London.

They were introduced to the Sorrel foundation at Kings Hall, Somerset house and went on to view galleries of the Courtauld permanent collection, the young Durer drawings and the Aram design gallery.

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