Artists Rachelle Romeo studied the adult access to art course at WMC before progressing on to a degree at UEL.
Previous Foundation Art and Design Learner Annie-Marie Akussah has been made the current Activities Sabbatical Officer for the UAL students Union Xhibit exhibition. Congratulations Annie!
Last year we were contacted by a local author Joe Morris looking for illustration for his new children’s book. This opportunity was given to the Foundation Diploma learners and Veronique Shamhong produced some lovely illustrations for the book. The book is now published and we were thrilled to receive a copy!
The Big Draw: Exploring London Life though Art
On Saturday 16th February 2019 local Camden residents and college learners were invited to come and join Foundation Diploma and Childcare learners in the production of a huge collaborative drawing depicting London life in all its diversity. This event was part of the International Big Draw festival ((click here for more Big Draw info)
The piece starts at the top with prominent and well known London landmarks, what everyone would think of when thinking of London, but then moves down in to local landmarks and portraits of individual’s living spaces: Our local London. The image finishes with self-portraits of the participants showing the range of individuals who make up London Life at the college.
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the final piece close up:
and some pictures from the day:
Here is just a taste of some of the things Foundation learners have been up to in the first specialist project. There is Formative assessment this week and next week learners will be able to improve these projects, and make sure their feedback impacts on the next project, before summative assessment for these units just before Christmas.
As part of WMC’s involvement in the Big Draw Festival this year (www.thebigdraw.org) The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Level 1 In drawing Painting and Mixed media have collaborated on a large scale portrait of the college for display in our 3rd floor Gallery. Both courses begin with an exploration of mark making and this was a brilliant opportunity for learners to show off their skills!
We are very proud to announce that Annie-Marie Akussah, alumni from The WMC foundation Art and Design Course, has been selected for the New Contemporaries exhibition.
“Attending Working Mens College was the best decision I made right after sixth form . The foundation course steered me the right way and gave me a strong foundation for my career. I am grateful to all my Tutors, technicians and course mates who made my experience. I was encouraged to experiment and try different things on the course and that has strengthened my practice whiles at University.”
you can see here work here: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/artists/annie-marie-akussah