From a young age, I have beeninterested in Art as you can express your emotions and thoughts in a visualway. I am passionate about art as it allows you to express yourself creatively.By completing a Fine Art degree it will allow me to develop my artistic skillsand further explore styles and techniques with in art. Within fine art there isa wide range of mixed media and materials such as charcoal, watercolour, clayand cardboard. In art you can use anything you find to use as a creative piece asfine art is not limited to what you do.

I mainly like to work with pencils and watercolourpaints the reason for this is, they can be adaptive and gives a variety ofshades you can produce with these medias to express emotions. I believe that I amsuitable to this course because I am interested in developing and learning newskill in fine art and will allow me to explore more different ranges ofcreating art work. I will also bring an element of my unique sense ofcreativity and style within fine art. I have Studied Art and Design atStoke-on-Trent College for 3 years and during this time I have developed myskills and learned a variety of ways to work with different media. In both independentand directed projects. Through college, and in my spare time, I like to visitmuseums and art galleries.

I frequently visit my local art gallery, ThePotteries Museum and Art Gallery. Seeing how art has changed over thecenturies, and how different artists express themselves is fascinating to me,and is really effective in making me consider my own work and artistic approach.I am inspired by Loui Jover as she using book pages for background and showemotions and passion within her work.  People who know me consider me tobe kind, caring and loyal. I hope that people see me as someone who is willingto help overs in need. For example my family and friends come first in all I do.

I would say that I am exceptional with timekeeping as I turn up to my tutorialson time. I am very organised and committed to my work. I have great respect forother people’s passion, even if it’s not a subject I enjoy.

I have been a member of TrentValley Archers for just under a year now. This is requires resilience and commitmentto improve my skills and techniques. This links with art because you need thepatients as you won’t get it right all the time and can learn from yourmistakes and can keep practicing to improve on my technique. I like archery becauseI enjoy shooting as you can get a powerful rush of excitement and I feelrelaxed after shooting with is a great feeling. I am also a keen baker, thisrequires me to be creative and I am able to follow instructions. When I’m notat college I like to draw and paint.

I also love to read different types ofbooks that inspire me to be creative. I did work placement for CarlAshmore, we had to design the front cover for his book (Zak fisher) anddesigned merchandise for the book. I have also been involved in the performingarts faculty painting their background set for play Monkey. Both of these workplacement require patients and creativity. During 2014-2015, I have also workedat Alton Towers as a Face painter, for this you need to have a steady hand and patience.During this role I was an Assistant Team Leader and working alongside an artteam creating face paints.

I used to work as a Food and Beverage Host at AltonTowers in 2016-2017. This involves me preparing food and drinks, restocking,cleaning down and helping guest out. I am not shy of taking on extracurricularactivity as I am currently a Student Ambassador. This involves me helping potentialstudents to Stoke-on-Trent College by showing them around campus and answeringthere questions.

This also involves going to schools to talk to students aboutthe college. I enjoy being a Student Ambassador because you get to help otherand meet new people and because this helps to builds your confidences up. 

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