Creative students show off their flair at art exhibition

James Thorne-Ryan with a 3D cardboard image of his own head.

James Thorne-Ryan with a 3D cardboard image of his own head.

Leah Becker with her abstract painting of mushrooms, using flour, sand and paint.

Leah Becker with her abstract painting of mushrooms, using flour, sand and paint.

 

 

Ryan Butler shows off his abstract painting inside a TV frame.

Ryan Butler shows off his abstract painting inside a TV frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jack Greensmith with some of his artwork.

Jack Greensmith with some of his artwork.

 

 

 

Art and design students at Redcar & Cleveland College are showcasing their talents at an exhibition of their favourite work.

The level 3 students are displaying their work from the last two years before they leave the college this summer for pastures new.

The majority have been accepted to study various aspects of art and design at university in September and are looking forward to careers in fine art, graphic design and interior design.

Among the works on show at the exhibition are paintings, alternative stained windows, photography, graphics and 3D models.

James Thorne-Ryan, 18, of New Marske, is preparing to go to Teesside University to study graphic design.

The former Bydales School pupil is displaying a 3D model of his own head in the exhibition.

He said: “The exhibition is really a celebration of the work we have done at Redcar & Cleveland College, so it’s nice to see it all displayed together.

“I’ve loved every minute of the course. I think it’s one of the best courses around because it includes every aspect of art and design, so students can find out what they’re best at.

“It has given us a flavour of everything and I think that’s evident at the exhibition.”

Leah Becker, 23, from Redcar, is particularly proud of her final piece, which is an abstract painting of mushrooms, using flour, sand and poster paint.

While Ryan Butler, 19, of Redcar and a former pupil of Rye Hills School, is hoping for a career in fine art. At the centre of his display is an abstract painting inside a TV frame.

He said: “I’m inspired by music and people’s very different perceptions of life, so I think that probably comes through in my work. Originally I favoured photography, but now prefer more traditional methods, such as painting. The course has helped me to grow and develop my skills. I’ve really enjoyed it and am looking forward to university.”

Tutor Meg Ashley urged the community to take a look at the students’ work.

She said: “This is only a very small selection of the work students have in their portfolios, but it’s their best or favourite work and ranges from 3D, textile and ceramics to photoshop, graphics and painting.

“The students have been a fabulous group to work with. They have a wealth of talent, which is proven by the fact that most have been accepted onto university courses this year.”

The exhibition is being held in Redcar & Cleveland College’s lecture theatre, based on the college campus on Corporation Road. The preview is open to the public between 5pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 4, or people can visit between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6.

For more information, call the college on 01642 473132, or email mashley@cleveland.ac.uk

 

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