This week our exhibition space is once again filled with fab works of fine art. This time its the work of the 2nd year ND fine artists. And yet again another fine display of eclectic art works covering print, photography, painting and sculpture.
Fine Art A-level students enjoyed their first day of a two day oil painting workshop with local Artist Carol O’Toole.
Students were encouraged to work with a limited pallet and explore the range of colours they could mix. Students then began to use oils to create work from their own imagery, all under the helpful instruction of Carol.
Everyone had a great day and we can’t wait to see the results of the workshop next Saturday!
Caroline Pedler, Cornish based illustrator and artist, took time out from her busy life to give an informal talk and discussion, on the realities of being a full time practising illustrator.
She then led a collage workshop, one of the techniques used within her own practice. The students were a willing and captive crowd and the results were fun and amazing.
The Summer Show, the culmination of the Saturday Club year, was open from 5 -12 June in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House. 3,500 people visited the exhibition and commended the high quality of work on display by over 1,200 Saturday Club members.
The highlight was the surprise appearance by Brit-nominated spoken word artist George the Poet who performed his poem ‘All Existence is Contribution’ to a rapt audience at the private view on 9 June. Earlier this year, George led a project with the Saturday Club at Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Creative Hub, organised by the Caspian Arts Foundation.
Our guest speaker was Darren Henley OBE, who took over as chief executive of Arts Council England in April. Darren said “The National Art&Design Saturday Club is opening the eyes and minds of young people all over the country to exciting skills and techniques that artists and designers use and to the possibilities of a career in the creative industries, which generate £76bn for the economy each year”.
The real VIP events took place over the weekend of 6 & 7 June, when over 1,200 Club members, their families, tutors and student assistants attended their own private views and a special – and very noisy! – ceremony to celebrate their achievements.
“Fantastic work all round, amazing to see what young people can achieve! The Club kept my daughter excited to get up every Saturday”
Commented one proud parent.
Many others echoed this sentiment, and were keen to support their children’s decisions to studying creative subjects and follow a career in the creative industries.
“The layout was so professional and to see my work in that context was a real privilege.”
Isabel, Club member.
Roll on this years club, running once again here at Truro College.