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PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS HELP TO BRIDGE THE GENERATION GAP WITH CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE LONELINESS IN MIDDLESBROUGH

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS HELP TO BRIDGE THE GENERATION GAP WITH CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE LONELINESS IN MIDDLESBROUGH

Photography students from Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) have been inspired by a generation spanning 76 years to create a marketing campaign which helps reduce loneliness and social isolation in Middlesbrough.

Ageing Better Middlesbrough (ABM), led by Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, set the students a live brief as part of their second year BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography course.Read more

Textiles and Surface Design Student featured on Tatty Devine!

Textiles and Surface Design Student featured on Tatty Devine!

One of our fantastic students has been one of the artists featured within Tatty Devine’s new series of interviews with female creatives! Adele chatted about her inspirations for her Final Major Project and time at trade shows in New York and Paris. She was also set the challenge of reimagining a piece of their jewellery in Adele’s own signature style.

Adele said, “I decided to design my ‘dream necklace’ and loved creating it! I reimagined the shape and design of the Paint by Numbers Statement Necklace as I love anything that involves a cat and used a mix of emulsions and acrylic paint to reflect the opaqueness of certain acrylic and perspex used in Tatty Devine jewellery. I imagined styling this necklace teamed with monochrome stripes, vintage denim and chunky heels.”

Huge, huge well done to Adele and make sure to check out the piece and also Adele’s new ‘Tatty design’ here! >>>> www.tattydevine.com/blog/2017/02/meet-adele/

(all photos courtesy of Tatty Devine)

CCAD Student Spotlight: Alexandra Serafin Johnson

CCAD Student Spotlight: Alexandra Serafin Johnson

We have some amazing students here at Cleveland College of Art and Design! We caught up with Alexandra Serafin Johnson studying Art and Design who has taken her skills learnt at college and applied them to her part time role at the very cool Vintageous Rags on Baker’s Street in Middlesbrough

“I’d definitely recommend CCAD, because there are courses to suit everyone looking for a creative job, no matter what they want to do, and the teachers all have experience in the industries they teach, so they’re really helpful and they know what they’re doing too.”

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A Day in the Life of: Illustration for Commercial Application Student

A Day in the Life of: Illustration for Commercial Application Student

For the next instalment of our series ‘A Day in the life of a CCAD student’ we have Illustration for Commercial Application Student, Lizzie Lovejoy taking you through her day at CCAD.

“If you have a love for creating images and want to make a living from it I fully recommend this course built around both creating images, but applying them to the commercial world.”

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Howdy, my name is Lizzie Lovejoy and I am a level 4 (first year) BA Hons Illustration for Commercial Application student. I haven’t been at CCAD for very long, but it has been an exciting and challenging year with much less time spent in the classroom than I had expected.

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GRAPHICS STUDENTS HIT HOME WITH STOP SMOKING MESSAGE

GRAPHICS STUDENTS HIT HOME WITH STOP SMOKING MESSAGE

Graphic design students at Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Middlesbrough have been using their creativity to design posters with hard hitting messages that encourage fellow students not to smoke.

Middlesbrough Council’s Smokefree Alliance challenged the students to create the posters as part of its campaign to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Middlesbrough and to discourage young people from taking up the habit.Read more

CCAD Student Set for Oxford University!

CCAD Student Set for Oxford University!

Art Foundation student, Helena Greening, has bagged a place at the very prestigious, Oxford University, to study BA (Hons) Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art!

After acing her GCSE’s and A-levels at Stokesley School and Sixth Form College, Helena from Osmotherly, North Yorkshire, decided she wanted to specialise in art; “Ever since I’ve been small I’ve loved art but I didn’t think it was possible for it to be my career”, she told me, “then Sue came into my sixth form and told us all about the Foundation course at CCAD, and I knew straight away, I wasn’t ready for University, the course at CCAD was just perfect for me”.

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A Day in the Life of: Textiles and Surface Design Student

A Day in the Life of: Textiles and Surface Design Student

For the next instalment of our series ‘A Day in the life of a CCAD student’ we have Textiles and Surface Design Student, Adele Catchpole taking you through her day at CCAD.

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Hello, I am Adele Catchpole and I am currently in the midst of my final year of study on the BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design course here at CCAD. This course offers its students the chance to explore diverse areas of specialism within the textiles industry, covering different aspects of the subject. Here, the possibilities with textiles are not limited and students are encouraged to experiment and combine subject areas and techniques, resulting in innovative creative design processes and students who are well prepared for industry standard professionalism.

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Staff Spotlight: Alyson Agar

Staff Spotlight: Alyson Agar

We have some amazing staff teaching at here at CCAD, so naturally we want to show them off! We grabbed a chat with artist and History of Art teacher Alyson Agar, all about success, achievements and art.

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Exhibition Round Up 2017

Exhibition Round Up 2017

 This year is jam packed with cool exhibitions and openings and as we all know, the North East is always buzzing with creativity! So we have rounded up some of the most exciting shows on in the coming months which aren’t to be missed!

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