Learners at Lewisham College curated and displayed an Art and Design exhibition, open to staff, learners, family and friends. The exhibition was put together to showcase the work created by the learners over the first termto help them explore creative techniquesand build on their confidence.
The project required learners to think of the five senses to create an immersive experience for visitors and for learners to develop an understanding of the materials and skills required to put together a public art exhibition.
To create the exhibition, learners found inspiration from a range of designers. They included verbal, written and visual aspects and used various skills and materials to produce their artwork, including using tools such as gel pens, sponges and forks.
Some work was displayed on digital screens to make the exhibition visually stimulating. Learners were also encouraged to think creatively and proactively work as a team, as well as independently to stay organised with their own work, all to give them a taste of what is like to produce, curate and host an exhibition.
Naiia Le Roux, Art and Design student said: “I have enjoyed working on this exhibition, closely with my peers, as well as on my organisational skills. My personal challenge was perfectionism, trying to attain my vision, however, I overcame this by learning that imperfection is art itself and timing is very important when putting together an exhibition.
“Something new which I learnt from working on this project was learning how to put together a PowerPoint presentation for an exhibition, aiming to have digital screens with our artwork up and running was a new experience to me. I’m pleased with how everything came together on the day of the exhibition and visitors and parents were very proud of us.”
Lewisham College has a proud history of delivering engaging Creative Arts courses led by experienced tutors in specialist facilities. To learn more about our range of courses, visit lewisham.ac.uk/creative-arts.