A FORMER cinema usher is shining a new light on his artistic talents after discovering the benefits of adult learning.
Robert Lindo, of Middlesbrough, who first attended the art college in 1978, displayed a collection of his celebrity portraits including football star David Beckham, former Dr Who Patrick Troughton and Avengers actress Diana Rigg at the annual summer show at CCAD Middlesbrough.
“I always loved drawing and when the opportunity arose for me to come back to CCAD I jumped at the chance,” said Robert.
“I saw an advert for an open day at the college, came
along and signed up straight away for the Access to Higher Education course which is aimed at the more mature student.”
The one-year access course for students 19 years and over, offers an opportunity to gain a qualification to progress to a wide range of degrees and higher education.
It covers a range of subject areas including drawing, textiles, 2D and 3D art, digital arts, art history and study skills and can lead to career pathways at university including photography, fashion, illustration, interior design, fine art, applied arts, entertainment design crafts, textiles and surface design and film and TV production.
“The course has been really excellent,” said Robert. “I can’t believe how fast the year has gone and that we have just exhibited our final major project. I’m now hoping to sign up for even more courses to help expand my artistic skills.”
For more information on opportunities at CCAD contact (01642) 288 888 or log on to www.ccad.ac.uk.