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!

Oils Workshop

Local Artist Carol O’Toole led the first session of a two day oil painting workshop (running two consecutive Saturdays).
Carol led Fine Art A Level students through the basics, including materials, processes and colour mixing.
The results from day one were astounding! Well done students, thanks Carol, same time next week?! Can’t wait!

Carol O`Toole Oil Painting Workshop pt2

The results of the second day of the oil painting workshop speak for themselves! We were so impressed with the progress all of our students made under the expert tutelage of Carol. Most students had never worked in oils and it was extremely inspiring to witness there fearlessness and ambition in approaching their task. The room was awash with vibrant colour, however you could have heard a pin drop, such was the concentration! Well… if that’s what our students can achieve after only two days, we have a real treat in store over the coming months!

We must again express our gratitude to Carol, whose professionalism, gentle humour, knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm for our students progress made each day a sheer pleasure!

Page Turner – Turning heads

On from now until this Sat 27th May, 3pm – Page Turner.

A celebration of great student art from Truro College, Cornwall.

Take yourself down to Lemon Quay Piazza in Truro and become inspired by the wealth of talent on display.

From fine art to jewelry, from architecture to graphics design, and everything in between.

Our 12th annual show, Page Turner.

Truro College welcomes new RBA Scholars

Truro College welcomes new RBA Scholars

Truro College art students, Stan Welch and Elisha Keyworth, are presently exhibiting their paintings at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. This is thanks to the encouraging support of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and NADFAS South West offer young artist here in Cornwall.


This year fifty six NADFAS Societies supported the venture and they submitted a staggering 368 images of original student work including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The challenge was for RBA President James Horton and his fellow council members to pick a number of pieces, which combined the highest levels of skill, expression and draughtsmanship.
Stan and Elisha’s work is not only being displayed alongside those of professional artists at the Mall Galleries in London from 11-21 March, but has also been on show at the RBA’s RISING STARS exhibition at Lloyds Registry Gallery in the City of London.
Stan’s self portrait won the RBA 2015 John Ingram prize, which in 2010 was won by Truro College student India Bunce. By happy coincidence, India was exhibiting at the same RBA show this year, but now as a professional artist. India has recently graduated from Edinburgh after studying Fine Art Painting for three years. She has been awarded the title of ‘One to Watch’ by the RBA and clearly has a successful career ahead of her.