Shrewsbury College arts students prepare pop-up shop in town centre
Students from the Arts and Performing Arts departments at Shrewsbury College will be operating a Pop-up-shop showcasing and selling their own work next week.
The pop-up Art School will be in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre, between HMV and Next and open to the public from 9.30am-3.30pm from Monday (13), when the BTEC Fashion and Textile students will be showing a range of one off bags and researching marketing opportunities, as well as taking part in studio photography.
On Tuesday, first year students on a University of Arts London (UAL) course will, display textile banners and will work in situ for life drawing, producing 4D (time-based) images in and around the shopping centre.
Year 2 UAL students will be in the shop on Thursday, Saturday and the following Tuesday (23), capturing photographic and drawn portraits of members of the public.
If you have ever wondered what you would look like as an animal, student Mollie Archer, 19, will imagine your transformation with hand-drawn illustrations. Students from the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design will also be engaging with the public and the Performing Arts choir will be appearing at sessions throughout the week.
The art and design work will be on exhibition in the unit until January 31st. The students will be testing out work for exhibition and portfolios for interior design, photography, fine art, fashion, illustration, visual communication and graphic design and welcome public involvement in a range of interactions, workshops and discussion about their work.
Local Creative industries professionals are also invited to come and talk to students about their work and give advice on how to succeed in creative occupations, from Architecture to photography.
Jill Impey, Art and Design Lecturer, said: “This promises to be an exciting and enriching experience for the students, representing the college as well as themselves to the public, other students and local creative industry professionals. We are very grateful to the Shrewsbury Shopping Centre Management, who have been extremely supportive in providing the unit.”
For more information about the sessions or arts courses at Shrewsbury College, please call 01743 342333