Art and design students ‘share the love’ for national colleges week

Emmanuel Oreyeni from Barking with his colourful design. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College

Emmanuel Oreyeni from Barking with his colourful design. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College - Credit: Archant

Students used their art skills to share the love during a national colleges week.

A wire based sculpture created for Love Our Colleges Week. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College

A wire based sculpture created for Love Our Colleges Week. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College - Credit: Archant

Art and design students at Barking and Dagenham College created a variety of pieces to the themes of “love your college, love yourself and love what you do”.

Their Love Our Colleges Week creations included self-portraits, wire sculptures, clay work, paintings, jewellery and print making.

Emmanuel Oreyeni, from Barking, incorporated the college building in his colourful design.

He said: “The reason why I decided to do this piece was because the theme reflected the college - not just as students loving the way teachers teach, but also teachers having the love for encouraging us to do the best, even in the mist of Covid-19.”

A self-portait by a Barking and Dagenham College student. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College

A self-portait by a Barking and Dagenham College student. Picture: Barking and Dagenham College - Credit: Archant


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Curriculum manager for creative industries Paul Schofield said: “You can see by their work the high levels of creativity, problem solving and craft finish.”

Visit www.bdc.ac.uk to see all the works.

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