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Success at College Art & Design Show
Cornwall College Saltash has celebrated the success of students' work during the annual Art & Design Summer Show.
The event, which ran over the last two weeks, featured full and part-time Art & Design students, as well as Skills for Life students. Those exhibiting from the part-time Foundation Diploma included an ex-policeman, a pub landlady, an actor, a former art lecturer and a new mum, who was in College completing her work on her due date and brought her 11 day old baby in with her to set up her display!
Special guests at a private viewing of the show last weekend included Saltash's new Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Adam Killeya and his wife, Deputy Mayoress Cllr. Merryn Killeya. Also present were a number of other local councillors and College governors.
Dave Linnell OBE, Principal of Cornwall College, was there to support students and view their work. He said: “It’s been great to see such a high turnout of visitors at the show. It was particularly good to see the Deputy Mayor and his wife showing their support for the high standard of work that our learners have produced this year. The general feeling from visitors is that the show seems to improve every year so I am looking forward to seeing what next year will bring for continuing and new students.”
The aim of the show, which was held in the K2 Youth Centre in the College grounds, gave students the chance to exhibit their creations and to allowed the public to view the standard of art & design work at Saltash.
Student Paul Clatworthy, 51, who retired from the police force last year and is currently studying a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design said: “I’ve always enjoyed art-related activities, but now have the time to indulge myself at a deeper level. The diploma is a great course and I’d recommend it to anyone who has a hankering to get a good grounding in art. I’d like to take my art studies to a higher level once I’ve finished the course next year.”
Guests were able to look at the artwork on display and talk to the students about their styles and ideas. Lecturers were also on hand to discuss the different courses available. This year students used various artistic methods including sketching, painting, print work, photography and sculpting.
Gilly Hayles, Curriculum Area Manager for Art & Design said: “The students really enjoyed the show. It’s been a wonderful experience for them. Work is always of a high quality and this year it’s particularly full of colour and texture. The students’ passion and engagement for their work really shows in their displays. The variety of materials and processes used is extensive and the show has allowed another cohort of students to show their talents. Visitors have all remarked on the individuality of the students distinctive visual language."
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