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Elizabeth Loveday Workshop

Former Truro College art student Lizzie Loveday recently ran a workshop for us – she has been made the Liberty Textiles Artist in Focus for their new Haberdashery – with a whole wall in their London store featuring her work! V exciting! Lizzie spent the day working with A-level students helping them produce some lovely work.
Participating student Kieran Roberts said –  “Lizzie was so insightful about pursuing a career within the Arts. She was really encouraging and it was really interesting to hear about her experience of studying Illustration at Art College. I really enjoyed the day and am really pleased with the outcome, I have certainly extended my skills!”
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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.

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Royal Society of British Artists – Winner at Truro College!

Sarah Richardson has won one of the six Michael Harding Awards at this year’s Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Annual Exhibition. (See attached photos taken by student Beth Uglow during the Private View)

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies made over 227 submissions of A Level work for consideration by a judging panel of RBA Members, only 27 pieces were selected, 4 of which were by Truro College A-Level Fine Art students, a huge achievement! This Exhibition shows the best of contemporary representational painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

The selected pieces as well as other students work can be seen on the Truro College Fine Art Pinterest board – Wish I’d Done That. http://www.pinterest.com/tfineart/boards/

You can also let people know about the exhibition through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/683618898326015/ and through Twitter: #RBAexhibition @mallgalleries or via http://www.royalsocietyofbritishartists.org.uk

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Oil Painting Workshop {Pt 1}

Day 1 of oil painting workshop with local Cornish artist Carol O’Toole.

Fine Art A-level students were offered the opportunity to work in oil paint alongside local artist Carol O’Toole this week. Students were introduced to the basic principles of this diverse medium, working with limited palettes and exploring paint mixing. Students worked from still lives which they devised as a response to Masters works, producing amazing results by the end of day one.

It will be exciting to see what they achieve by the end of day 2! Well done everyone.

Thanks Again Carol, and watch this space for the next post.

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The 2014 NADFAS & the RBA awards

Ever wondered if the Art world has an X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent or Strictly? Well The Royal Society of British Artists  annual show at the Mall Galleries, London running from 5 – 15 March 2014 comes close!

Every year the RBA runs a competition to promote and showcase the very best of A Level student work happening nationally.

Yet again Truro College A Level Fine Art department are enjoying another year of phenomenal success as this year 4 of their students have been selected to exhibit their work at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London, alongside the annual Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition.  This is an exciting opportunity for Truro College students, Beth Uglow, Sarah Reeves, Sarah Richardson and Leo Goldsmith to have the experience of  exhibiting in a London gallery.

Student Beth Uglow said It is such an honour for me to be exhibiting my painting alongside professional artists, in a London Gallery that I have visited on Art Study trips to London. I’m really excited about seeing my work at the private view and hope the public will like my work. 

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies made over 227 submissions of A Level work for consideration by a judging panel of RBA Members, only 27 pieces were selected, 4 of which were Truro College A Level Fine Art students, a huge achievement!

This Exhibition shows the best of contemporary representational painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. The shortlisted students will receive the title RBA Scholar and attend the prestigious private view at the Mall Galleries.

The selected pieces as well as other students work can be seen on the Truro College Fine Art Pinterest board – Wish I’d Done That. http://www.pinterest.com/tfineart/boards/

Further information about the students experiences in Truro College Art Department can be found on https://trurocollegeartanddesign.wordpress.com/

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