Talented Art Students Exhibit Their Work

Thu, 01/02/2001 - 00:00

Following the success of the recent Robert Soden Turning The Tide exhibition at the East Durham College, this week it was the turn of the College’s own talented art & design students to show their work.

The artworks by 27 students went on display as part of the inaugural Annual East Durham College Students’ Art Exhibition, being held that the College’s Peterlee Campus.

The exhibition aptly called ‘On Course’ is open to the public and runs until Friday 8th July.

Paul Wheatcroft, Director of Creative Industries at the College, said: “This is a celebration of the time, effort and creative achievements made by our talented students. And I hope the local community will come along to see the great work the students have produced.

“These works demonstrate some of the key elements at the heart of our art and design courses. Alongside the emphasis on experimentation there is the concentration on drawing and a solid grounding in the visual elements.

“Giving students a taste of different disciplines is important in helping them choose the medium they are most responsive to. The exhibition looks wonderful and the students should be very proud of it.”

The works were created by the college students studying on the BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design.

National Diploma Art & Design student Reece Martin, 18 from Peterlee, said: “It’s a new and different experience – something I haven’t done before. I have enjoyed the course and I’m really pleased to see my work displayed.’

Student Katie-Ann Dowson, who is also 18 and from Peterlee, added: “I think my time at college has been very valuable and helped lay the foundations for my future.”

Art Tutor Lynn Barlow commented: “I’m especially pleased with every one of my students, they have done East Durham College proud by exhibiting their work in such a colourful and exciting way, they deserve the credit which is due to them.”

The College is launching a new range of Level 1 qualifications in the creative arts starting in September 2011, to augment its already-successful Level 2 and 3 Diplomas.

If you’d like more information on these or any other courses at East Durham College please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.