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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.

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further fine art

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.

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Truro: City of Lights


Truro College is again sponsor of the Truro City of Lights parade, taking place Wed Nov 18 all around the city.
We are fortunate enough to have one of the main modelers, Tony Crosby, here on site making one of the many giant lanterns.
Its taking shape as we watch and grows daily. Here are some pictures of its construction so far.

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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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SUMMER SCHOOL ART CLUB

Summer School flyer

Summer school is on once more here at the college. Get in touch for more details HERE

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Beyond Truro College – Alastair Heywood


Next up is locally born and now Illogan based ceramic artist Alastair Heywood.

2008 marked the end to my five year sentence at Redruth School and having no intention of staying at sixth form for round two Truro College seemed like an oasis in the parched desert. I knew I liked art so there was no question as to whether I’d study it. I had Tristan and Louise for my first year at college and aside from both being hilarious they taught me to paint. To stop drawing what I thought was there and actually see.

A year into my a levels I dropped my subjects and pursued the two year National Diploma in art and design, Bernadette Gaffney, Paul Ziemacki and Robin Dowell were all wonderful tutors and I had the privilege of their frank and measured advice at every turn. However, it is Anne Thomas to whom I owe the most, she introduced me to clay. Glazes, engobes, slab building, throwing, it was all fascinating and the alchemic nature of the subject appealed to me.

Three years of continuous experimentation, a smattering of A/s levels and a triple distinction later I was being offered places from all of the universities to which I’d applied. Well, nearly all (I went to Wimbledon for a painting interview and came away with an offer for sculpture instead. Funny really).

I now have a degree in ceramic design from Central Saint Martins, as well pieces in both private collections and that of the University of the Arts London. I also have a studio in Illogan in which I can be found either up to my eyeballs in clay, quietly drawing, or printmaking.

My brief stint at Truro helped me work out what facets of design truly interested me, and contributed to the confidence that allowed me to apply to the universities that I did. If I were to do it again I’d hope that my experience wasn’t wildly different and that the smell of developer from the darkroom in Mylor still drifts down the hall and masks the gents.

You can view examples of Alastairs work via his website HERE.

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Sculpture Masterclass

On 14th Feb the National Art and Design Saturday Club held a sculpture masterclass. The event was run by internationally renowned sculptor Peter Randal Page, and local sculptor (and Truro College tutor) Reece Ingrams, both of whom have large sculptures sited at the world famous Eden Project.
The Truro group were joined by the Falmouth Saturday club for the days event. The students made large charcoal drawings of natural objects in morning –

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And after lunch they all sculpted clay maquette`s from their drawings.

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The day was a great success as the results show.

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Paper Christmas Decorations

3D Mixed Media Study Plus created a range of hand-made Christmas decorations for the Christmas Tree in the foyer of the White Building this year.
The study plus group created origami paper stars from festive Christmas musical paper attached with rustic brown paper twine. Tom Ayling created a festive pudding theme paper from hand drawn designs edited on photoshop and printed in repeat, to create the other paper origami stars. The students also created wire and tyvek baubles using a heat manipulation technique and heat gun.
The big star feature on the top of the tree is a larger complicated 3D paper star made by Lowenna Symons and Ross Freeborn.
The students chose to follow a theme of icy blues and whites for this years tree.

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Clay Modelling with the Fluffs.

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With a view to letting the product design students get to grips with multiple forms of modelling, each week they are tackling a new medium.
This week it was clay. Terracotta to be exact.
With a little help from the ceramics technician Reece the class all had a go at making their own clay hedgehogs.
Everyone produced their own version of the little blighters, some looking more rat than hedgehog, and others more friendly and less menacing than some.
Next week the students tackle balsa wood carving.

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Watch out the fluffs have arrived!

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The new Product Design & Built Environment students try their hand at prototype modelling. Just a few weeks in and they have designed a miniature point of sale using Solidworks which is an industry standard CAD software package. Once designed they transfer the files to the laser for cutting while having ago at traditional shaping techniques. Next step will be the use of emerging technologies to create new buildings and products.
The students are collectively known as fluffs. A name they have gained from being taught by the only remaining lecture, our very own Sean Dugan, in the country to be found sporting the 80’s mullet hairstyle.
Now turn up the hair metal, dust off the spandex and lets do some design!

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