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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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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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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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steel sculpture

3d Design Extended Diploma student Felix has made a mild steel sculptural piece of work as part of his course.

This work has been inspired by and references a support section of a roof designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.

Felix collaborated with the welding apprentices at Truro college to produce the work which has been made by radius bending and MIG welding 8mm Mild Steel.

Felix is now considering how the object will be finished, displayed and documented and is already thinking about making new work for the course developing on these new skills he has acquired.

With Special thanks to all the workshop team and apprentices at Seaton for supporting Felix in his project.

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iterative repetition

PDBE students have got all iterative!!!
Iterative: a procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result.
PDBE students have made beautiful sketches from their workshop models and SolidWorks drawings, making observational studies which they gradually stylised. These drawings will then be used to inform further models and SolidWorks designs, very iterative!

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Student Art Showcase


Some stunning work from the Level 1 and 2 art students, taken from their first two projects based on ‘everyday objects’ shown through 2D & 3D images. The students have learnt about a variety of skills for 2D; painting, mixed media, mark-making… and 3D; relief work, sculpture using cardboard and wire.
The learners have then used artists research to develop the projects using their own choice of media and techniques. They have worked hard and I am very proud of their outcomes.

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