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Saturday Art Club – Plymouth Masterclass

Last month Truro College SAC along with the clubs from Cornwall College and Plymouth College of Art attended a sculpture masterclass.
Making large inflated sculptures this masterclass was taught by Thomas Randell-Page who teaches architecture in a London college.
After a talk the members worked/drew ideas on long piece of paper for their creation. Members from each college were mixed up into several groups. Working with people from different colleges they designed and made a large sculpture out of thick polythene sheet, these were then joined together and inflated with fans to create their finished sculptures. I think the kids enjoyed getting inside the inflated sculptures.
The group was then given a demonstration of glass blowing.
Everyone had a great day, and their fabulous work is shown below.
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digital montage

Today`s photography workshop session was all about new blending with old.
Using Photoshop the students were tasked with creating a digital photomontage.
They referenced the work of Hannah Hoch (dadaism) and Peter Blake (pop art) to create montages based on themes, nature, outer space etc.
Using digital tools instead of scissors and glue they created there own homage to the montage.

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Anthony Gormley inspires

A recent Access Art and Design life drawing session was inspired by the work of Anthony Gormley.
Students were encouraged to work in ink to quickly responding to a moving model who threw silk scarves and ribbons about in the air. The resulting drawings exploit the haphazard qualities of the medium whilst generating an amazing sense of movement! With some very atmospheric results, well done!

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Ceramic Patchwork

Second Year Extended Diploma Students on the Design pathway reassembled damaged and unwanted crockery inspired by the work of Zoe Hillyard.

They wrapped each fragment with salvaged fabrics, stitching by hand to reassemble them into newly constructed forms.

During the project we have focused on working solely with salvaged materials to create woven and constructed textiles.

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cmyk

Print Academy students started the new year by learning about screen printing.
Students learnt about the technical aspects of screen printing as well as seeing colour theory in action! Students printed with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black and were amazed by the results! What an amazing set of prints they created!

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christmas memories

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!

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drawing with scissors

Drawing with Scissors, lessons from Matisse.

‘He said he was drawing with scissors, cutting directly into colour, abolishing the conflicts – between colour and line’

Access students channelled their inner Matisse in life drawing this week, with amazing results!

Students quickly drew with scissors working directly into coloured paper to create figures which have all the lively, direct and robust qualities found in Matisse’s beautiful cut out figures.

The students utilised rhythmic lines, forms which echo forms, sinuous arabesque curves, fluid shapes and negative spaces to imply and build structure.

“Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor’s carving into stone.” (Henri Matisse)

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steel sculpture

3d Design Extended Diploma student Felix has made a mild steel sculptural piece of work as part of his course.

This work has been inspired by and references a support section of a roof designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.

Felix collaborated with the welding apprentices at Truro college to produce the work which has been made by radius bending and MIG welding 8mm Mild Steel.

Felix is now considering how the object will be finished, displayed and documented and is already thinking about making new work for the course developing on these new skills he has acquired.

With Special thanks to all the workshop team and apprentices at Seaton for supporting Felix in his project.

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Oil Workshop part 2

Last Saturday was the final session in the two day oil painting workshop led by local artist Carol O’Toole.

A- level students continued in the painting activities but were also introduced to ideas around glazing, introducing veils of semi transparent colour to their creative repertoire. It was exciting to see how far the students have come in such a short time and we can’t wait to see further paintings!

Our thanks again to Carol for her warmth, encouragement and expertise. An invaluable experience for all!

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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!

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