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screenprint workshop


The Saturday club recently explored the world of screen printing in a two week workshop with Jo Lampard. The first week focused on collage as a means of generating art work. Images were provided and the only thing they had to make sure they used in their collage was a building. This linked to an on going theme running through previous workshops. Other than that, they could do what ever they wanted.
These images were then exposed onto silk screens for the second workshop. Students were shown how to cut a stencil to add a colour base layer, before printing their final design over the top.
It was a very busy couple of weeks but the outcomes were fantastic as you can see above.
Students left with several paper prints and one tote bag. One student even bought in her own pillow case to print onto!

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Shed Shed Shed lovely Sheds


What do you do with a load of scrap wood ? Make a shed !

Inspired by George Clarke’s T.V programme (Shed of the Year, Channel 4) the Saturday Art club designed and made for wooden buildings.
It was quite a challenge to produce something in 2 hours from scratch but the students rose to the challenge. There was a frenzy of sawing and gluing, and the production of some imaginative constructions.

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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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2019 International Baccalaureate Artworks


This years IB art students have handed in and exhibited their work this week here in the White building of Truro College.
A diverse and eclectic range of talent and technique on display I think you`ll agree.

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digital montage

Today`s photography workshop session was all about new blending with old.
Using Photoshop the students were tasked with creating a digital photomontage.
They referenced the work of Hannah Hoch (dadaism) and Peter Blake (pop art) to create montages based on themes, nature, outer space etc.
Using digital tools instead of scissors and glue they created there own homage to the montage.

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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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Large scale Cyanotypes

These are large scale Cyanotypes by Foundation Art and Design student Giulia Ausenda Stanford.
They are initial experimental pieces for part of her Final Major Project where she is exploring the human form through multi-media approaches.
A cyanotype is one of the oldest forms of photography, used in the late 18th century to record flora and fauna.

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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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