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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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artist visit by zoe wright

Zoe Wright, a textile artist based at the Krowji studios in Redruth, took time out from her busy schedule to give an informal chat on the realities of being a full time ‘Creative Maker’ and a chance to see some of Zoe’s beautiful work first hand followed by a workshop creating textile pieces using free motion machine embroidery.

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Fashion Master Class


A2 Fashion students create amazing garment in only an hour and a half! In a Subtraction Pattern Cutting Master Class, led by Gary Mills Programme Leader for Fashion at Somerset College, students designed, cut and created these awesome garments in under 90 minutes.

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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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Beyond Truro College – Becky Williams

Next up is textile artist and part time lecturer here at Truro College Becky Williams.

“I am a practicing textile artist and part-time Textile Lecturer at Truro College. Currently based in Falmouth, I completed three Art & Design A levels and Foundation Diploma at Truro college, before studying Contemporary Textiles in Cardiff, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2008. I am also self-employed and run my own creative textile workshops locally.”

More of her work can be seen HERE.

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Beyond Truro College – Matthew Tremaine

Next up is Matt Tremaine. He is currently in his third year studying at Bath School of Art and Design. Matt works in all areas of design but predominantly within publication/editorial design, typography, advertising and printmaking.

“My areas of interest are in fashion and sport. I am always testing myself and developing my skills in all areas of design. I see a challenge as an opportunity to show my abilities and I crave learning from others and gaining experience. Simplicity and minimalism in my work is key whether it be the design or the concept.

Whilst at Truro College I was taught the fundamentals of design, using software, analog processes and many more. I had a a lot of freedom and from experimentation I was able to generate a love and interest for all area’s of art and design. Originally I wanted to progress as a printmaker, mainly down to the passion of my lecturer George Hounsome, later on I found a love for typography but I still use all the skills and knowledge learnt years ago in my current practice.”

You can view more of his work HERE.

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Beyond Truro College – Will Johns


Our next look at past students who`ve gone on to bright futures is Will Johns.

`I live in London where I work as Fashion Coordinator for bi-annual luxury fashion publications 10 Magazine and 10 Men.

After completing the National Diploma in Art & Design at Truro, I went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a fashion degree, before working freelance at publications including The Sunday Times Style magazine. I then began my current role at 10 & 10 Men. I also work closely with international stylist and creative director Sophia Neophitou on brand consultancies which include Roland Mouret and Antonio Berardi.

My time at the college allowed me to fully explore my potential through great one on one tuition and creative freedom. My tutors provided me with invaluable direction that definitely helped shape my future in the industry.`

You can see more of Wills work and styling skills HERE.

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New from the Students


The students here at Truro College have been hard at work over this past half-term and have produced some fab art for all to see above.
With UCAS and exam deadlines to deal with the quality of work shows no sign of slacking, but just keeps improving!
Well done to all.

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Felted Pots


The 3D Mixed Media Study Plus group created these 3D seamless wet felted vessels using merino wool last Weds afternoon. This is a tactile technique which involves wet felting using a resist and lots of soapy water, each student personalised their felt bowl with a highlight of coloured wool around the opening. Next week the group are exploring 3D ‘slashed’ felt bowls, incorporating a wider range of colours.

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