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Strode College’s creative arts A Level and vocational students enjoyed showing off the outstanding quality and diversity of their work at this year’s fantastic End of Year Arts Show. Strode’s arts department is known for delivering exceptional work, receiving the highest possible praise from Ofsted at their last inspection.

End of Year Art Show

End of Year Art Show

The college’s End of Year Art Show celebrated the work of 133 students from across Somerset, who study a range of creative arts courses including: A Level Art & Design, Graphic Design, Photography and Textiles, and Extended Diplomas and Pre-Degree Diplomas in Art & Design.

The show was launched with an awards presentation in Strode Theatre, with thirteen students honoured for their outstanding achievements in painting and drawing, sculpture, graphics, animation, surface pattern, textiles, constructed textiles and photography. The students each received a certificate and a cheque, and a piece of their work has been purchased for ‘The Strode Collection’ by the college or the college’s award sponsors who this year included Clarks, Dilliway and Dilliway, Intaglio Printmakers and the Doris Southcott Trust.

End of Year Art Show

End of Year Art Show

Katy Quinn, Principal of Strode College said: “Our art and design students produce amazing work and they are taught by wonderful teachers. The quality of work on show demonstrates such creativity and technical ability; it truly rivals that of specialist art colleges and many university-level institutions. I am thrilled to see what can be achieved when young talent and skill is nurtured with such excellent teaching and our extensive specialist art facilities.”

Petrina Rochester, Head of Art and Design at Strode said: “The End of Year Show generates great excitement and energy around college as students and staff work together to present a summary of an extremely active and productive year.  It is also a time for reflection as we review work and consider how far our students have come and the possibilities for their future. Our students have produced outstanding work and we are proud that we have prepared them for their next step and allowed them to showcase their talent, skill and creativity in this way. This year a number of our awards were sponsored by local businesses and arts suppliers: Clarks, Dilliway and Dilliway, Intaglio Printmakers, and the Doris Southcott Trust; I would like to thank them.”

Strode College art and design students consistently achieve outstanding results and win places at some of the country’s top specialist institutions for arts and media, including: Bath Spa University; University of the Arts Bournemouth; Central St Martins London College of Communication; Chelsea College of Arts; University College Falmouth, Wimbledon College of Arts and University of Winchester.

Prize Winners

Prize Winners

Students receiving awards for excellence in their work

Bettie Ashdown

Bettie Ashdown

Photography Award - Bettie Ashdown

Lives: Wincanton
Studying: A Level Photography, Environmental Studies, Textiles     
Previous school: Bruton School for Girls
What next: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Strode College

Libby Rennie

Libby Rennie

Surface Pattern Award - Libby Rennie

Sponsored Dilliway and Dilliway
Lives: Crewkerne
Studying: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.     
Previous school: Stanchester Academy
What next: BA Textiles Design/ Fashion Interiors, Bath Spa University

Maggie Lambert

Maggie Lambert

Painting Award - Maggie Lambert

Lives: Wells
Studying:  Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design     
Previous school: St Gregory’s Catholic School
What next: Gap year before university in 2018

Beth Hobbs

Beth Hobbs

Drawing Award - Beth Hobbs

Lives: Bridgwater
Studying: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design     
Previous school: Crispin School
What next: Gap year before university in 2018

Roisin Henman Kyle

Roisin Henman Kyle

Drawing Award - Roisin Henman-Kyle

Lives: Glastonbury
Studying:  A Level Art & Design, Graphic Design, Geography, Psychology
Previous school: St Dunstan's School
What next: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Strode College

Caroline Dowdell

Caroline Dowdell

Sculpture Award - Caroline Dowdell

Lives: Sherborne
Studying: Foundation Pre-degree Diploma in Art & Design   
Previous school: Adult student
What next: Print workshop, Spike Island Bristol

Ruby Coomber

Ruby Coomber

Graphical Art - Ruby Coomber

Sponsored Clarks
Lives: Crewkerne
Studying:  A Level Graphic Design, Sociology, English Language 
Previous school: Wadham Community School
What next: Gap Year before university in 2018 

Carolyn Browse

Carolyn Browse

Printmaking - Carolyn Browse

Sponsored Intaglio Printmakers
Lives: North Barrow
Studying:  A Level Art & Design, Graphic Design, History, Maths
Previous school: Ansford Academy
What next: Foundation Pre-degree Diploma in Art & Design, Strode College 

Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

Animation - Lauren Cooper

Lives: Street
Studying: Foundation Pre-degree Diploma in Art & Design       
Previous school: Crispin School
What next: BA (Hons) Illustration, Falmouth University

Rowena Collins

Rowena Collins

Constructed Textiles - Rowena Collins

Sponsored Doris Southcott Trust
Lives: Street
Studying: Foundation Pre-degree Diploma in Art & Design 
Previous school: Crispin School
What next: Nottingham and Trent University in 2018, BA (Hons) Costume Design & Construction

Georgina Harper

Georgina Harper

Textiles - Georgina Harper

Sponsored Doris Southcott Trust
Lives: South Petherton
Studying:  A Level Textiles, Maths, Biology       
Previous school: Huish Episcopi Academy
What next: Foundation Pre-degree Diploma in Art & Design, Strode College.

Nicola Kerridge

Nicola Kerridge

Textiles - Nicola Kerridge

Sponsored Doris Southcott Trust
Lives: Shepton Mallet
Studying:  A Level Textiles
Previous school: Adult student
What next: Professional Practice

Emily Pring

Emily Pring

Textiles - Emily Pring

Sponsored Doris Southcott Trust
Lives: Street
Studying: A Level Textiles, Media Studies, Film Studies, Drama & Theatre Arts
Previous school: Crispin School
What next: BA Hons Media and Communications, Loughborough University

 

Last updated: 08/08/17

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