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TENTh – showcasing our talent!

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Its that time of year again where we at Truro College Art & Design department take over Lemon Quay, Truro, for our annual show.
This is our tenth year, hence the name, and we grow from strength to strength each year. This, I think, is our best yet. From fine art to fashion, 3D desig to graphics, ceramics to photography, its all on show for all to see. There is such a wealth of talent here in Cornwall, and it is such a great way of showing it off to you the public. I hope it inspires and amazes in equal measure.
So, if you are in the area, PLEASE pop in to our big tent of art on the piazza, have a mooch around and enjoy the multitude of art on display!

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Beyond Truro College – Chris Mutton

Our next college alumni that has gone on to bigger things is VFX whizz kid Chris Mutton –

“I’m currently working as a Rigging TD / Technical Artist in the VFX industry in London. The company is called Framestore, and after a brief stint in their commercials department I am now working in the world of feature films.  I have only been here a couple of months so far, so haven’t worked on any big blockbusters that I can boast about …yet!

My job is the bridge between the modelling and animation teams.  I take a 3D generated model and add the control systems and skeletons, as well as defining how the model deforms and anything else animation need to make a character move in a believable way.  It’s a great mix of artistic eye and technical knowledge.

Since University I have also worked in the games industry for Sony Computer Entertainment on the Killzone franchise, and for a company called Jellyfish Pictures on a children’s animated TV show called the Floogals.

At Truro College I studied Fine Art with Louise and Tristan, Graphic Illustration with Natalie, as well as Maths and Music Tech.  I also got involved with the regular Life Drawing classes on offer, which has been invaluable to my understanding of human form and function and something I kept up throughout education and still try and attend as often as possible.  I had an enjoyable year on Truro’s Art Foundation course before heading off to Bournemouth to study Computer Animation and Visualisation which is how I got into the career I have now.

Truro was a really great place for me to get a excellent grounding in Art.  The department was always such a fun place to be, full of energy and friendly faces!”

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Horizons Exhibition 20 – 24th May 2014

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9th annual exhibition of work by Truro College Art and Design Students
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 May 2014
9am – 6pm Tuesday-Friday and 9am-3.00pm Saturday
Marquee on the Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro
Admission is free

This year’s show will focus on journeys and the varied horizons open to creative individuals. The public will have the chance to change their outlook and to see what might be on the horizon and who is striving to reach their goals now and in the future! It will prove that the creative experience broadens horizons!

“The aim of HORIZONS is to celebrate the outstanding art and design work produced by Truro College art and design students” comments Mark Dunford, Deputy Team Leader for Art & Design. “By taking our work out of the White Building into a temporary highly visible exhibition space, right in the heart of the community, this will provide everyone with a unique insight into this year’s highly individual work. An exhibition of this kind can have a dramatic impact upon the students’ future and career within the creative industries”.

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FdA Digital Visualisation

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The digital revolution is forcing the most dramatic changes in art and design since the Renaissance. This interdisciplinary course combines practical and theoretical practice to develop your digital skills within traditional areas such as painting, sculpture, illustration, printed material, exhibitions, animation, concept art for games and film, web products, architectural and interior visualisation, 3D computer modelling, product, automotive and furniture styling, fashion, surface pattern and packaging design, set design for theatre, film and TV, installation art and future visualisation.

You will learn the skills, knowledge, aptitude and adaptability to move with confidence into a variety of creative industries. Links to these industries are encouraged as part of the Professional Practice module which also helps develop routes for career progression.

The course covers a broad art and design base including:

  • 2D, 3D and 4D Art / Design / Visualisation / Motion
  • Flexible Personal Development allowing career development in a number of directions including: Fine Art, Publishing, Illustration, Technical Illustration, Film Production Design, Animation, Graphic Design, Game Art, 3D Design, Exhibition Design and Interior and Architectural Visualisation

Starting by examining the fundamentals of art and design, you will develop the creative and observational skills required in the industry. From this solid foundation, you will develop your own projects within your chosen specialist areas and gain the opportunity to experiment with new rules, disciplines and, above all, ideas. The course works closely with a wide range of professionals so digital skills can be applied in many situations, enhancing employability as well as creativity.

You can follow our students work via their Tumblr page here.

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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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Exhibit

Our department showed off some of the student`s work last week in the Tresillian building. Thursday evening was the opening night of the Truro 3 Arts concert season and the evenings buffet was surrounded by our student`s artwork.

 

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Digital drawings

The Digital Visualisation FnD students have been experimenting with using digital media to produce direct observational drawings.

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