Lewisham College's learners in the Art and Design and Performing and Production Art disciplines worked collaboratively to produce the Extra Ordinary art exhibition hosted in the College's art studios. The exhibition is an annual activity for learners in the Creative Arts faculty to display art pieces they have created as part of the end-of-term collaborative project in preparation for their final assignment.
The central theme in this year's exhibition was the five elements of nature: fire, water, earth, wood, and metal. As part of the project, the learners produced art in different formats, including 2D and 3D, film, shade projection, sculptures and time-based media techniques to create bespoke design and communication pieces to display in a professional exhibition setting for the College's community and their friends and family.
The artwork included masks highlighting the earth element, a compilation of stop motion movies based on the fire element, and other art forms, including 3D model design and short films featuring Performing and Production Arts learners.
Jayne Morgan, Vice Principal at Lewisham College, said: "We are incredibly pleased to see our learners collaborate with their peers to produce and host the Extra Ordinary exhibition in the College's studios. Having the College's community, friends, and family attend the show gave our learners a sense of pride and was a fantastic opportunity to display their talent, skills and creativity.
"This project allowed our learners to put their skills and knowledge into action and enabled them to gain vital experience in creating and setting up an art installation and displaying their work to the public, as well as expanded their skillset and helped them to build on creative techniques in preparation for their next steps in their chosen sector within the Creative Industries."
Amy Nixon, Art & Design learner at Lewisham College, said:"I enjoyed creating a mask based on my design thought process, using the methods learnt in my course. Another exciting part of this project also allowed me to learn how to collaborate with my peers on an industry-standard project."
Steven Medina, a learner in the Creative Practice: Art Design & Communication course, said:"Creating a 3D model that allows you to visualise an actual model was a wonderful experience for me, as it allowed me to utilise the methods gained from my studies and build on my confidence and teamwork skills."
Lewisham College offers a range of Creative Arts courses, find out more at lewisham.ac.uk/creative-arts