Visual Arts students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull are celebrating success after four students were picked to win prestigious awards.
The Art Society Arden, long supporters of the College, came into College to view the Visual Arts exhibition and pick their favourite pieces of artwork. They met with the artists of their chosen pieces to hand out cash prizes and certificates. They judged the work of all the students on the A level Fine Art, Graphics and Photography courses, plus that produced by our BTEC Art & Design students.
Among the winners were Alice Henlan (aged 17 from Lapworth) for her BTEC Art & Design coursework, which included a fantastic oil painting of a spaniel. Pete Miller (aged 18 from Solihull) was also selected for praise for his A level Fine Art work of pencil sketches of rope-tied hands on large pieces of tracing paper. Lewis Eames (aged 18 from Shirley) was the only A level Photography student to win a prize, thanks to his brilliantly exposed night-time photography of a railway station. BTEC Art & Design student Jade Durling (aged 18 from Shirley) also won a prize for her Textile Design work.
Zoe Maksymiw, Curriculum Leader for Creative Arts, commented:
“The Art Society Arden have been supporting our students for the last 13 years and we remain incredibly grateful for the support they show our students. the standard of work on display at this year’s exhibition was very high and the judges had their work cut out to pick four winners, but I want to congratulate Alice, Pete, Lewis and Jade on their success.”
4 July 2019