Andover College Art and Design students see work displayed at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt in the Garden, the renowned outdoor exhibition held at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, now includes textile banners courtesy of Andover College Art and Design students. In its 15th year, Art in the Garden is one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in the country with 100 sculptures displayed in the unique outdoor setting of the world famous gardens.

The student brief was to study natural forms close up. The banners created are mostly inspired by the magnified cells of plants and animals, using a variety of textile techniques including: Batik, Dying, Applique and Embroidery. They were designed specifically to fit the space in which they are exhibited Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

Amanda Ingoe Art and Design Lecturer at Andover College said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to have their pieces displayed alongside the work of the professional Artists. The students are going to visit the Gardens in June to see their work on display.”

The Art and Design Level 2 Diploma explores a wide range of 2D and 3D materials and processes including fine art painting and drawing, printmaking, 3D art and design, graphics and presentational skill and fashion textiles. Most students will progress to Level 3 and go on to the Foundation Diploma or Art College.

The College’s Creative Arts department offers a range of courses from the BTEC Level 2 Diploma through to the highly respected Foundation Diploma. Ofsted awarded the department ‘Outstanding’ following their inspection last year which confirms the excellent standards and reputation of the department.

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