Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College, students are encouraged to express their creative freedom and Art & Design student Sharda Moulton-Schwartz is no exception.
Talented adult learner Sharda, who is studying Art & Design Level 3, was given a brief to create a design for a postage stamp using printmaking techniques. Taking the task literally into her own hands, she took a different spin on using traditional printmaking materials, opting to use her own body as a printmaking tool.
Sharda allows movement to influence her work, using her experience as a yoga instructor to inspire the fluid, vivid images she creates. Sharda chose to use her body as an art medium, stating; “I decided why can’t I be the print?” Sharda produced her unique artwork in our college’s photography studio, with relaxing music playing in the background to create a calming space in which she could fuse her two passions- art and yoga.
Sharda says she was motivated to return to studying as an adult learner after coming back to college to resit her Maths and English GCSEs. She says although she initially didn’t embark upon an art course as a school leaver, she now feels confident about pursuing her passion as an adult learner. She says: “I really enjoy art because it gives you the chance to express yourself without being judged.” She also praises the support from her tutors, saying: “They are relaxed and friendly and the environment is really nice.”
Sharda’s tutor Hazel says: “Sharda is stretching the brief that she has been set and is an amazing student who shows great dedication to the course. She is a great role model for her younger peers in the class. This work and amount of creativity so early on in the course is really exciting. I cannot wait to see what she does next!”
The college welcomes both adult learners and school leavers to enrol onto the Art & Design courses on offer. Applications are now open and students are encouraged to apply early. Search here for our school leaver courses and here for our adult courses.