Here at The Island VI Form, we are the only provider on the Isle of Wight of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design for 18-19 year olds. Our current cohort of students have recently completed the course and an exhibition of their final projects has been held.
The work on display is just part of a large body of work that our Art Foundation students have completed in the last 3 months. Their final project was started during Lockdown and many students continued to work independently on their final projects. Students were given the opportunity to have teacher assessed grades but, together with tutors, decided that they should complete the projects as normal.
Their efforts should be rewarded this year as many key workshops were missed, meaning students had to adapt to working in different ways. There has been a number of outstanding projects in the area of Fine Art, photography Fashion and Textiles.
Students are now progressing to degree courses at Oxford, Central Saint Martins and Bath Spa, proving that this course is preparing students for the Top Universities in the UK.
Anyone interested in the Foundation Diploma course can find more information on the Art and Design: Foundation Diploma page.