Students show case artistic talents at University

Students show case artistic talents at University

Arts University Bournemouth hosted a hugely inspiring three day Spring Art School for students across the Dorset region. AUB welcomed 125 participants from 12 local schools/academies within Dorset as they completed creative briefs in Acting, Commercial Photography, Fine Art, Interior Architecture, Model making and VFX.

James Grummett, Head of Art at Wey Valley said, “We were fortunate to be one of the selected schools with 10 student places on offer.  Students who visited the University had a strong interest in exploring the creative industries.”

Mr Grummett added, “The students enrolled on the course and immediately embraced a taste of arts university life; mixing with creative and dynamic like-minded people from all over the county.”

The Art school workshop enabled students from all participating schools to acquire new skills, experience University life and see the courses available at Higher Education level,  all set within state of the art facilities. At the end of the three days the students gathered in one of the lecture theatres to present their work to all the students from the varying different courses.

Mr Grummett commended Wey Valley students with their focused and mature approach to the workshop and the amount of knowledge and enthusiasm within their specialisms that they will now bring back to school.  Mr Grummet said, “I felt extremely proud when our Wey Valley students presented their creations to the audience.”

Deano Pickering, Senior Projects Officer Widening Participation at Arts University Bournemouth said, “I want to formally commend and acknowledge that all the students who participated where outstanding ambassadors for their school. They engaged proactively with the activity, worked tirelessly in teams and demonstrated confidence in risk taking as they explored creative solutions. It was a pleasure to work with your students and to meet with the teachers who visited throughout the programme”.

Sara Adams, Principal at the Wey Valley School congratulated the student group and Art Department, “It was another successful Higher Education workshop and a further opportunity for students to experience a University setting and broaden their academic outlook beyond their GCSE courses. The standard of work was fantastic and this will support our students as they look to complete their GCSE studies and move onto 6th form or College.”