This year’s Art students at Elmwood College are all ready to take their next educational steps, with many of the group having been offered places on degree level courses for next year.
Elmwood tutors have congratulated their students’ grit and determination which has resulted in offers for very competitive courses at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Others are going to study further a field in Aberdeen and Sunderland on a whole range of art related courses.
Students, Sally Light, Kirsty Robinson and Lara Cowan have also shown a great deal of success, undertaking their work placement at the Fairmont hotel, St Andrews. They worked on improving the environment in the staff area by painting murals and redesigning the staff award scheme display area. The hotel management were so pleased with the results that they have asked Sally and Lara to produce more work for the hotel in the future.
Sue Clark, who also completed the HNC course, is to study with the Open University part-time whilst becoming a self-employed artist. Currently, she is successfully selling her work to local galleries and involving herself with the artists open doors project.
Lecturer Susan Murray said, “All of these students were extremely committed, with a very clear vision of their career paths. I am delighted that all their hard work has paid off and they continuing with their careers aspirations - I’m sure they all will go from strength to strength.”
The students who apply to the art and design courses at Elmwood come from all ages and backgrounds. Some want a change of career, others to fulfil a life-time ambition to go to University, while many simply decide to complete their formal education at college rather than school.