Jellyfish made from plastic bags, a kaleidoscope and angel wings were just some of the amazing designs on display at Activate Learning’s Bracknell and Wokingham College’s end of year show.
The exhibition was open to the public from Wednesday 26 June till Friday 28 June at the Church Road campus.
An array of different art styles including painting, life studies, printing, sculpture, photography, 3D art, costume design, mixed media and graphic communication were exhibited.
And students presented different styles of photography including: portrait, landscape, documentary, marine, fashion, conceptual and abstract photography.
Creative industries learners took inspiration from a range of topics such as nature, current affairs, the environment and identity.
A private viewing on Tuesday 25 June from 6-8.30pm was attended by Cllr Pauline McKenzie, Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest and her consort Roy McKenzie, and Cllr Bill Soane and Hilary Soane, Mayor and Mayoress of Wokingham Borough.
Chris Gulliver, Vice Chairman, and artist Judith Milne from The Arts Society Wokingham also attended the event and presented a series of awards to some of the students. Alexandra Gavris, was awarded the highest achiever and Victoria Warwick received the most improved student award. Both students are studying the Photography Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Angela Bellus received the highest achiever award and Amina Ghwari was awarded the most improved student award. Both students are studying the Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Ginette Cox, Activate Learning’s Regional Director of Delivery for Creative Arts, Berkshire, said: “I was delighted to be able to welcome both the Wokingham and Bracknell Mayors, as well as family and friends of our students, to the fabulous End of Year Art and Photography show at Bracknell and Wokingham College.
“The quality of student work was incredibly impressive and testament to the hard work and commitment from both the students and the staff that supported them throughout the year.
“For the second year running, The Arts Society Wokingham awarded £100 Amazon Vouchers to two students. Alexandra Gavris and Angela Bellus were considered by teaching staff to be the highest achievers and another two, Victoria Warwick and Amina Ghwari, were the most improved throughout the year. Not only that but one lucky student was recognised by The Arts Society Wokingham for her photograph based on the ‘Can’t see the woods for the trees’ competition. Support like this really encourages students to give their best and I am delighted that the society wish to continue their support going forward.
“Now worth over £102 billion, the creative industries in the UK have grown at nearly twice the rate of the economy since 2010. There is so much opportunity out there and this is just the first step for Activate Learning students.”
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