Our new term kicked of in fine style today with all our new, excited and creative students.
The White building was a hive of activity with the new term buzz in the air.
After tutor session the students faced their first challenge, the annual paper tower build.
In groups they constructed two towers from newspaper, linked by a bridge.
The `twist` – roll a raw egg from one side to the other!
Did the eggs survive? Of course!
Success, and they`re are off to a flying start.
A selection of images from our 14th summer show here at Lemon Quay, Truro.
I`ll let the photos and the artwork speak for itself!
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!
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!
AS Fine Art students returned to College after the Christmas festivities, but they were far from gloomy!
Instead of a grey January they are enjoying a bright start to the new year as we embark on two weeks of colour theory! Students are mixing an array of colours. During the first week students played the Coca-Cola game, attempting to mix that ubiquitous red from memory! An exercise developed by the artist and teacher Josef Albers!
Our Print Academy wishes you a Happy New Year!
Just before last term ended the print Academy students enjoyed making their own hand printed Christmas cards, There were many gorgeous designs! We can’t believe Christmas is over already!
Members of Truro College Saturday Art Club (NADSC) recently went to London for their annual trip.
They all visited Central St Martins where their self portrait work, and work from other clubs from around the country was on show. They also all took part in a joint art activity.
The rest of the day was taken up with a visit to the V & A to view a special exhibition about the future, and some of the permanent collection.
Next week they we`re back at college, printing tote bags.
We looked at the way textiles are printed by hand in India. Students then made lino blocks of houses or shops to create a repeat pattern, as our theme this year is the urban environment. Then we printed printing the canvas tote bags by various methods with cracking results, as shown below.
Print Academy students had fun playing with stencils and their collograph plates! We inked the blocks up ‘intaglio’ with a range of delicious colours and even accented the block with ‘relief inking the raised surfaces in darker colours. The results were amazing! Go Print Academy!
Year two Extended Diploma art and design students seen working on their block printed repeat patterns, using cut lino and inks.
The designs were inspired by a recent visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.
Only a few weeks to go before we host our annual art and design show on the piazza in Truro.
Each year the show wows crowds and us alike. Showcasing the best creative talent from our department from graphic design to fine art and everything in between.
The thirteen (Bakers Dozen – this being our 13th show!) images here have all been selected to adorn our postcard series this year, each one representing the various course paths in a stunning visual.
These will be available to collect at the show, so head on down from the 22nd May, to Lemon Quay Piazza, Truro, Cornwall and take a look at our students creations. You won`t be disappointed.