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Aleksandra Jakimow is unleashing her creative abilities by studying HNC Visual Arts course at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Meet Aleksandra Jakimow, HNC Art & Design: Visual Arts student, who has recently taken the time to speak with us about her time at Warrington & Vale Royal College so far and what she plans to do in the future after gaining her Level 4 qualification.

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Aleksandra, the dedicated mum of 2, is unleashing her creative abilities by studying a higher education art & design course here at Warrington & Vale Royal College. Whilst doing some volunteer work with Culture Warrington, an employer partner with our Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Centre, she was recommended to study her Level 4 qualification here at the college by someone within that organisation, it also helps that the college is local to her which helps with managing the school run and pick-up.

Aleksandra has always had a real passion for Art & Design, saying: “As long as I am doing art, I am happy.” She says that being creative is very important to her, and that this course was the perfect course that has allowed her creative freedom.

“The live project briefs are my favourite thing about studying here at the college, we get to get out and experience for ourselves what it takes to feature and run an exhibition.” Aleksandra and the rest of our HNC Visual Arts students were invited to display their work at The Royal Standard Gallery in Liverpool in collaboration with TATE – an organisation working in partnership with the college’s recently launched Advanced Creative & Digital Skills Centre.

So far on this course, Aleksandra has learnt many things such as how to manage a project and use digital skills in art and timekeeping. But ultimately, she says that the most critical aspect she has learnt during her time on her course is confidence- she now believes in her abilities, and it has improved her artistic license.

In the future, Aleksandra hopes to go on to tutoring and has recently just joined a course to become a teaching assistant, where she may eventually go on to teach art. She has expressed that she would love to carry on volunteering at Culture Warrington, as working at events and being present in the creative community allows her to get the most out of her learning.

Find out more about our adult Art, Fashion & Creative Craft courses here