11th August 2016
The Coppergate Centre in York has a summery feel, thanks to a beach scene incorporating art & design student Jack Martindale’s food-inspired beach photoboard, complete with holes for people to poke their faces through to pose for photographs.
Jack’s board, featuring an ice cream and doughnut design, is attracting plenty of attention from tourists and school children during the summer holidays. He says: “It’s great to see people enjoying my work, having fun taking photographs and often sharing their images on social media. Seeing people interacting with your work is something special.”
Photographs: Jay Commins
Having completed the Post Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at York College Jack is looking forward to studying a degree in illustration at Sheffield Hallam University. Formerly of Canon Lee Specialist Arts College, he says coming to York College was the best decision he made.
He explains: “ The course gave me time to grow, time to work out my strengths and specialise in a particular area - illustration. During the one year course I was able to put a good portfolio together which really helped with my university applications. The course also taught me to grab every opportunity – for example making and painting this photoboard was something I would not normally have taken on, but I took the chance – it was my first commission. I don’t think I would have had the confidence to do that if it had not been for the encouragement I received from my tutors at York College. Now, I can’t wait to start my degree course in September.”