London’s calling for Cornish art club students

Members of the Truro College Art & Design Saturday Club made their annual pilgrimage to the capital at the weekend to make, and see, lots of art.

The students first visited St Martins to do two activities, one centred on drawing buildings and the other self-portraits. Following a talk from Lego Global Head of Environmental Responsibility and Engagement, Cecila Wreckström, they then went on to create tracing paper houses that were added to an installation. During this task the students worked with other club members from around the country, fostering teamwork and collaboration.

After lunch they enjoyed a guided tour of the Tate Modern, followed by a visit to see the Master Monoprints at Bankside. The students then began their journey back to Cornwall, a tired but happy bunch.

Gwyl Lewis, lecturer of Art & Design at Truro College and coordinator of the art club, was absolutely thrilled with the trip. “It was a long but incredibly interesting day. From bonding on the bus on the way up to walking along the South Bank, the students enjoyed themselves thoroughly,” began Gwyl.

“We do the trip every year and every year we learn and experience something new. It’s a great opportunity for the students to go up to London and show off their work while also getting the chance to create on the day.”

The art club runs every Saturday between 10am and 12pm in Truro College’s White building and is open to 13-16 year olds. There is no need to book, just come and join in the fun.