Fine Art students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have been working with a real design agency this year and four students have received special recognition of the work they have completed.
Earlier in the year the A Level Fine Art students took part in a month long live brief project set by Ensell and Hall, a Birmingham-based design company that create repeat pattern from illustrations for companies such as H&M, Paperchase and Finery. They were asked to come up with repeat designs based on one of three themes: Watery Flowers, Leaves and Butterflies, Abstract Botanicals and a Now You See Me camouflage theme.
The projects have now been reviewed by creative director John Hall and the work of four students has been highly commended. Rachel Gardener, Miah Gill, Samah Rafiq and Bethan Harris received special praise for their work and two of these students have been invited to Ensell and Hall’s design studio in Birmingham to work alongside illustrators in a painting workshop.
Fine Art teacher Alison Hempsall commented:
“I was really proud of the work the students produced and pleased with how they embraced the project, which is the sort of work that freelance designers do. If any of our students have ambitions to work in this field, this experience will be invaluable to them and the two students who are going to visit Ensell and Hall will learn even more from their fantastic opportunity.”
Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw added:
“Students across all of the Visual Arts courses have been completing live brief projects this year. It’s so valuable to their development and we have been so pleased with the exciting ideas they have come up with as part of these projects.”
As well as Fine Art, the College offers A levels in Graphics and Photography and a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design.
3 July 2018