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Adventures with the Saturday Club

 

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.

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iterative repetition

PDBE students have got all iterative!!!
Iterative: a procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result.
PDBE students have made beautiful sketches from their workshop models and SolidWorks drawings, making observational studies which they gradually stylised. These drawings will then be used to inform further models and SolidWorks designs, very iterative!

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Collograph

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!

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Energised Tone


Access students were asked to create ‘energised surfaces’ using a built up and scattered array of marks.
It was fascinating to see how each students sample varied. The individual quality of each surface confirmed the idea that each persons drawn marks are as distinct as their handwriting!
Students then worked into these ‘surfaces’ building their drawings on top of these ‘energised’ marks!
The below images show close up photos of energised their marks.

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geometric forms

Second Year Design students on the UAL L3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design recently visited Royal Cornwall Museum on a research trip.
Responding to the incredible mineral collections there, they developed a series of geometric forms which suggest the crystalline structures to which they refer. Developing skills with brazing, casting, construction and reductive techniques, the students created their own collections of forms.

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SATURDAY ART CLUB

Places are now available on the @truro_penwith Saturday Art Club. Run for 13-16 year old students wanting to get creative, it is an ideal opportunity to try new art form and techniques in our weekly workshops. Run by qualified lecturers and visiting artists from across the UK the possibilities for creativity are endless. Join us and get arty!
… for more information please contact Michelle Pearce 01872 267030

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Solargraphy: Ultra Long Exposure Photography

Some of our second year ED students on the fine arts pathway have been doing some experiments with long exposure photography called “Solargraphy”.

The technique uses a pinhole camera loaded with photo sensitive paper. This is then secured in a location facing the path of the sun, and left en situ for a number of weeks. In this case these two fine examples had an exposure time of 12 weeks.

The results when inverted in Photoshop (photos on RHS) look stunning and show the transit of the sun very clearly along with landscape details.

Great stuff.

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