Skills for Work students display artwork at Falkirk Campus

Skills for Work students display artwork at Falkirk Campus

Skills for Work students have exhibited artwork created on their course at the main staircase at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus.

The students involved were Muskan Khalid, Rebecca Livingstone, Eve Llewellyn, Tegan Longmuir, Henry Miller, Jack Paterson and Izzy Williams, attend College for two afternoons a week on a Tuesday with Lecturer Angie McLaren and on Thursdays with Lecturer Jane Paterson.

Skills for Work in the creative industries gives students an insight into what they could expect from attending a full time creative course, and several of them have secured full time places in Stirling and Falkirk Campuses to start after the summer.

Angela McLaren, said: “The students were a pleasure to work with and the work they generated within the course is inspired by the choices they make while on the course, as well as the areas they want to go on to study.

“The group have worked well as a team and as individuals and the paintings are inspired by artists Heather Hansen and Caroline Denervaud, who both use body movements to create large scale paintings.

“They looked at how Heather uses hands and arms to create the same types of marks on both sides of her body as she works, and how Caroline adds colour to her work. The students drew the work in time to Music and soundscapes in the classroom and was created with symmetry, incorporating mindfulness and active listening, using nonverbal communication between partners.

“This was an experiment in looking and responding and mirroring the actions of the student sitting opposite, with students taking turns to lead each other.”

Jane Paterson, said: “The group have been keen to try new things which has been brilliant.  I would also like to thank artist/actress and former Forth Valley College student Carolyn Konrad for coming in to speak to the students about her career and passing on some valuable knowledge. I would also like to thank FVC Additional Support Worker and film-maker Katie White for the inspiring script writing workshops that she did with the students.”

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