Arts Society Arden Awards

Visual Arts students at Solihull Sixth Form College have been recognised for their outstanding coursework this year as the Arts Society Arden handed out prizes.

BTEC Art & Design Practice students put on an exhibition of their work, for member of the Arts Society Arden to view. Three prizes of £200 each were awarded for what the Society judged to be the best work.

Among the successful students is Farzana Akter (formerly of tile Cross Academy), who produced work related to home furnishings as she designed and upholstered an armchair and designed wall hangings. Farzana is progressing to Birmingham City University this autumn to study for a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design.

Nina Dredger (ex-Tudor Grange Academy student) was also selected to win a prize for her sculpture work, which made great use of colour. Nina is moving onto the University of York this autumn to study Art History.

Charlie Wells (formerly a student at Langley School) is the third prize winner for his architecture model, which included great attention to detail. He has chosen to pursue a degree in Architecture at Liverpool University after his studies at the College.

Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw commented:

“We are grateful to the Arts Society Arden for their generosity. They have supported the College’s Visual Arts department for many years and the awards they hand out mean a lot to the students. they had some lovely things to say about the standard of work of our BTEC students, which was great to hear.”

9 July 2021