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A series of designs and artworks created by this year's Level 1 Art & Design students. The theme for their project this year was 'British Folklore'.

Rosa Kennedy

Rosa's natural artistic flair has been allowed to develop throughout this British Folklore themed project as her deep rooted interest in tarot, fortune telling and symbolism was heightened. Rosa has researched specific areas of folklore and developed sketches, compositions and explored painterly, tonal qualities to allow her ideas to organically resolve before producing a set of six final tarot cards each measuring 12 x 8 inches.

The final spread of cards are created using pencil and acrylic paint to capture the essence of each card and it's symbolic meaning.

Sketchbook ideas and exploration
The Hermit - Acrylic on paper 12 x 8 inches
sketchbook developments and character ideas
JUSTICE - acrylic on paper 12 x 8 inches
sketchbook developments and character ideas
THE DEVIL - acrylic on paper 12 x 8 inches
sketchbook developments and character ideas
DEATH - acrylic on paper 12 x 8 inches
sketchbook developments and character ideas
THE WORLD - acrylic on paper 12 x 8 inches
sketchbook developments and colour variations
THE LOVERS - acrylic on paper 12 x 8 inches

Callum Harcourt

Callum Harcourt has created a collection of tarot card illustrations using a mix of digital collage techniques to create a body of contemporary designs. His illustrative style has evolved through research into tarot and the underworld. He has created a spread of character cards featuring 'Herne the Hunter' and composed characters using darker tones and symbols for interest.

Callum is progressing onto the Level 2 Art and Design course next year

Rhiannon Davies

Book sleeve design by Rhiannon Davies who has focused her research on pixies and dragons and created illustrations that encompass both areas of British Folklore
Details of the book sleeve include the front cover and the spine created using mixed -media

Alexander Gaskell

Alexander Gaskell has developed a series of contemporary mixed-media artworks featuring spray paint,collage and finally digital overlays. His interest in the meanings of 'change' and 'transformation' have allowed him to explore the design process and produce experimental artworks that have resulted in a final canvas and ideas for a wall mural inspired from his research into the 'Black Dog'.

Alex is progressing onto Level 2 Art and Design next year with a view to progress onto Level 3 Photography in the future

Sophie Sudlow

Sophie has created illustrations using mixed-media based on fairies and mythical British symbols

Sophie is progressing onto Level 2 Performing Arts next year to pursue her passion

Joshua Fay

Josh has explored paint in an abstract and expressive manner to convey a series of contemporary designs that relate to his interest and research in Tarot.

Josh is progressing onto Level 2 Art and Design next year

Kyle Sharrock

Kyle has focused his British Folklore research towards the nocturnal apparition and shapeshifter the the 'Black Dog'. Kyle has explored a range of hand rendered illustrations linked directly to his research and then developed a coordinated body of merchandise depicting iconic images and stylised symbols.

The final outcome is a series of posters, postcards, festival tickets, lanyard and VIP pass designs and clothing ideas that are all suitable for a British folklore festival.

Original hand rendered artwork with dog character developed in a stylised manner
A series of A5 postcard designs
Festival lanyard and VIP pass

Festival tickets that feature iconic black dog motifs and co-ordinate with colours of the final poster design

Final poster design
Unisex T-shirt and hoody designs feature as part of the Black Dog festival merchandise.

Kyle is progressing onto Level 2 Art and Design with the intention to continue in the creative industry in the future.

Ben Sims

A series of hand drawn artworks using traditional methods have been combined with digital effects to create a media campaign consisting of a series of posters and adverts promoting a horror film about witches. Ben based his research on the local Pendle Hill Witches in Lancashire.

An original artwork ready for digital development
Original hand rendered illustrations have been overlaid with digital effects for a haunting feel
Various compositions, colours, digital textures and fonts have been incorporated in the design process
Design developments considering type and colour
Ben has used photographic imagery in this design to create intrigue and an element of mystery
Alternative design development composition
A variation on colour for a darker more moody feel has been explored
Final advert for the horror film using mixed-media effects

Ben is progressing onto Level 2 Art and Design next year and keen to pursue a career in Games Design in the future