25th September 2018
The start of term is underway and new Art and Design students have been getting creative with interesting projects to get them talking.
New students have been getting to know each other whilst working on a fun project designing and making giant, wearable letters. Working in small groups, the students put their creative heads together to produce imaginative letters and words.
Katie Farrow, previously from the Goole Academy is studying the Extended Diploma Level 3: “I worked on the letter ‘O’, basing my designs on the Octopus and the Orange. This project has got the new students talking and the tutors have been lovely, spending time getting to know everyone. I feel excited to get stuck into my course now.”
Art Foundation Diploma student Bronia Gardener said: “It’s been a fun thing to do. There’s a talented bunch of students here, producing really interesting work. There’s a great vibe in the art studios and this project has set the scene for the rest of our studies.”
Lara Mattinson, previously of Huntington School, is studying the Foundation Diploma in Art: “Making the letters has been an effective ice –breaker and I have enjoyed getting to know students and staff. I decided to take a year out before going to university and this course is giving me the opportunity to do something hands-on and creative.“
In the first few weeks of term, the same students enjoyed having a go at large scale still life drawing classes. As the year progresses students will take on more challenges, taking time to find their own specialisms. The majority will follow in the footsteps of previous students who progressed onto top universities and art schools and who now have successful careers in the creative industries.