Art students get creative at end of year exhibition
Art lovers from around the county were introduced to the next generation of exciting young artists, when the Cheltenham Campus art workshop was transformed into an exhibition space for the 2017 Cheltenham Open Studios.
GC was one of 72 art venues around Gloucestershire which members of the public could visit for free as part of the week-long exhibition. Those who popped in, were treated to the end of year exhibition by GC Art Foundation Diploma students, whose installations varied from sculpture and sketch, to computerised animation and print.
The Level 4 students also staffed the exhibit each day, greeting guests and answering questions about their work. This year's graduating students are progressing to some of the country's most reputable universities for art and design - we caught up with three:
19-year-old Megan's final project was on Brite Cycles. She developed an entire design concept for the brand, including logo, app designs and merchandise. Megan is progressing to the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London to study a BA Hons Degree in Design. Goldsmiths specialises in arts subjects, with artist Damien Hirst, sculptor Sir Antony Gormley and Filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson amongst its famous alumni.
18-year-old Jo used animation in her project, entitled 'Mental Health Stigma'. She developed manga-style characters and a story board before creating a digitally animated piece. Jo is going on to study a BA Hons Degree in Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire.
18-year-old Sam explored 'Bones' in her final project, using hand-drawn designs and green foliage to breathe life into the skeletons she displayed. Sam is progressing to the University of Gloucestershire to complete a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art.
Take a look at the gallery below, to see a selection of the student work exhibited.