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Media students enjoy visit to Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Level One Media and Performing Arts students found out how practitioners in the arts, crafts and design industry create beautiful and unusual objects, while on a visit to the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery.

The students were asked to follow a trail around the gallery to identify and explore various pieces and consider aspects of the job roles of their creators including fine artists, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellery makers and textile designers.

Leeds City College tutor Emily Kecic led the performing arts students and support staff including Learning Support Lead Practitioner Ian Miles also accompanied the students to ensure they were able to get the most out of the visit.

“The students really engaged with the tasks and seemed fascinated by the objects on display. The visit really helped them to visualise what is required to create things of beauty and interest to an audience,” said Curriculum Leader for Level One Media Sarah Robinson.

“They also thought about the business aspect of being in the arts, crafts and design industry including the marketing role of exhibiting work and the ethical considerations of the creators’ job roles such as using sustainable materials.

“The staff at the centre were extremely welcoming and supportive of our students and we will definitely return. It is a great asset to have such an inspiring gallery within walking distance of our campuses at Park Lane and Technology.”

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