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Pembrokeshire College students turn sculptors
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Pembrokeshire College’s Bridging 1 students turned their hands to sculpture when they recently visited the School of Fine Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in Swansea.
In a free workshop hosted by sculptor and UWTSD Fine Art lecturer, Sarah Tombs, the College students made wax sculptures working from a life-model.
College Tutor, Heidi Baker said how impressed she was with their creations, “I was nervous of taking these students so far out of their comfort zone but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity of a workshop provided by the University. On this occasion it totally paid off; it was amazing to see our students overcome their anxieties and enjoy working with the wax and making beautiful work.”
Sarah Tombs was impressed with the quality of the Bridging groups’ work and said that their sculptures were of a level she would expect from her first year degree students!
Bridging 1 student, Chelsea Harvey enjoyed the day trip, “I found that I was really good at sculpting, which was a big surprise. I always enjoy the trips we go on as a group.”
The visit was part of a wider arts programme for the Bridging course which focuses on developing life skills and personal and social development. Previous visiting professionals include a local bee keeper, various local artists and horticultural sessions where the group potted daffodil bulbs to sell and raise money for charity.
The beautiful sculptures created by Bridging 1on their recent trip to UWTSD are currently on display in the College Atrium and their final year sculpture exhibition will be on display in Hayscastle Community Gardens during the summer.
Want to find out where your learning journey could take you? Come along to Pembrokeshire College’s Open Evening on Wednesday 26th April from 5pm.