Arts Society’s Fashion Illustration Initiative Inspires Students

24 September 2021

As part of an initiative to make fashion illustration resources easily accessible to young people, The Arts Society Falmouth, in collaboration with Penryn College, has rewarded four of the school’s students for their fantastic efforts in an illustration competition.

30 pupils took part in the seven-week competition/course – which was run by Penryn College Textiles teacher, Miss Aonso, and funded by The Arts Society Falmouth – and were tasked with submitting their designs using a different artistic medium each week.

Indeed, the mediums included watercolour pencils, skin tone markers, pantone markers, tonal pencils, and computer-aided design – and all participants were commended for the skills demonstrated in using these resources, with students Lilly, Lucy, Ella and Katie earning awards.

And, after presenting the awards to pupils during a recent visit to Penryn College, Young Arts Representative, Maggie Letch, said: “The Arts Society Falmouth have been delighted to support this initiative. It has been a pleasure working with the dedicated and supportive staff at Penryn College, and I was incredibly impressed with the creative talent and artistic illustrations of the entries; all of the students should be very proud of their achievements. They are our fashion designers and illustrators of the future.”

And course leader, Miss Aonso, also praised participants for their efforts. She said: “All of the students demonstrated immense determination to take part in the competition while continuing with other work and exams. They are an inspiration to others – a huge well done to every one of them.

Additionally, Miss Aonso expressed her gratitude to The Arts Society Falmouth: “A massive thank you to everyone at The Arts Society Falmouth for all of their work. The funding for students’ resource packs and glass-engraved trophies was hugely appreciated. We are so grateful for everything they have done.”

The following pupils received awards from The Art Society Falmouth:

Emerging Fashion Illustrator: Lilly (won in Year 7) – An enormous range of unique ideas produced using a range of artistic mediums.

Emerging Fashion Illustrator: Lucy (won in Year 8) – A broad range of ideas produced with skill and ability.

Emerging Illustration Illustrator: Ella (won in Year 9) – A superb range of ideas produced with exquisite drape and transparency detail and realism.

Most Inspiring Designer: Katie (won in Year 9) – For highlighting the emerging looks of designers such as Valentino.