Graphic design student artwork…..

Here we have some more wonderful artwork from another student on the graphic design diploma course. Helena shows some super calligraphy. The graphics course focuses on all manner of essential typographic terminology and layout options, but also includes the opportunity to practise the art of calligraphy. The first piece shows how this student experimented with the art of calligraphy before embarking on a further piece of work. This is a particularly successful example which the student has taken on to use as the basis for the design of a typographic musical flyer. The calligraphy suits the orchestral event well and once again demonstrates terrific command of this style of writing.

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Graphic Design Student Artwork

I have some lovely examples of experimentation from a student on the graphics course to share with you. The Illustration study unit encourages students to analyse a broad range of styles and then go on to create their own interpretations. This student has taken the theme of fruit and focused upon retrospective, collage, graphic, realistic, and loose styles of working. The results speak for themselves – super!

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Celia Carlile’s new book – The Christmas Song

Hi my name is Celia Carlile and I’ve just been invited to write something here about my new book ‘The Christmas Song‘.

In 2010 after some unsuccessful attempts at writing and illustrating  children’s picture books I went online to find a course to help me.  The illustration course with the London Art College seemed perfect and I quickly enrolled.  It was one of my best decisions ever.

Maggy Roberts was my tutor and I learned an enormous amount. During my course I entered one of the competitions posted on the LAC site and was rummer up which resulted in me illustrating Wendy Hesketh’s book The Slimy Slug. I continued my course and received my diploma in illustration with merit in 2011.

I went on to do the advanced course where I worked on a book with Maggy’s advice, suggestions and recommendations.  My husband Orison , wrote the story.  That book has now been published and is for sale on Amazon.

It’s a very sweet story about a little girl, Emily, who is so excited about Christmas that she just can’t sleep.  Santa comes when children are asleep so he and Rudolf must wait outside. Through the window Father Christmas can see Emily singing all her favourite Christmas songs so he decides to write a special song for her. The words, piano music and guitar chords are included at the back of the book and if you go to the link given you can actually hear Santa singing for Emily online.

I’ve dedicated the book to Maggy Roberts to say “Thank You” for helping me to realise my dream.  The Christmas Song by Celia and Orison Carlile would make a lovely gift for children between the ages of two and five. You can purchase it on Amazon here >>

My husband has written another story which I’m currently working on and hope to see in print before the end of 2014.

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Inapub Photography competition

We have received an email from the Inapub, regarding a competition being held. If any of our students are interested, please contact the Inapub direct. As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, student participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!

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Inapub is running a photography competition in November, to give you the chance to win £250 and future freelance work with us. To enter, all we need is an interesting photograph of a pub along with the pub name, postcode and your name and contact details.

Entries should to be sent to jessb@inapub.co.uk and are subject to competition rules. The closing date for entries is November 30 and the prize winner will be announced on Monday December 9.

Jessica Ball
P: 01895 454 797
M: 07809684203
Web:  http://www.inapub.co.uk

UKCPS – 13TH Annual Open International Exhibition

We have received an email from the UKCPS, regarding a new exhibition being held. If any of our students are interested, please contact the UKCPS direct. As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, student participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!

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UK coloured pencil society is ‘calling for entries’ to the exhibition at the royal Birmingham society of all artists gallery, April / May 2014. All our paintings are doned with coloured pencils and would love for all your tutors / students to learn about us and this exhibition.

13TH ANNUAL OPEN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

Open to artists working in coloured pencils

Deadline for Entries – Wednesday 5th February 2014

Exhibition dates  28th April – 10th May 2014

At the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St. Paul’s, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Online entry form and rules at  www.ukcps.co.uk

Children’s author needs illustrator….

We have received an email from Leigh Horbury, regarding illustrating his new book. Leigh has written below, if any of our students are interested, please contact him direct. As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, student participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!

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Hi evryone. My name is Leigh Horbury and I am a children’s author that already has a work published and for sale on Amazon called “Pumpas Grumpas“.  I have my next work ready to publish and i’m in need of an illustrator. I wondered if any students would be interested in illustrating my new works.  I can email a couple of pages of the manuscript for you to get a feel of the story and characters of the book. If you are interested please reply to leighhorbury@hotmail.co.uk
Leigh Horbury