Creative Arts

Creative Arts are incredibly strong at Truro School, as both an academic department and a co-curricular activity.

Truro School 2015 Lantern - City of Lights parade, Cornwall

Art

Art is incredibly strong at Truro School, as both an academic department and a co-curricular activity. All the Art Teachers are practising artists.
 
Each year our students exhibit their work in our bespoke onsite Gallery area, the Heseltine Gallery, which opened in September 2011. A range of exhibitions have been displayed there from professional artists including Robert Jones, Clarissa Beothy, David Andrew and the Methodist Collection of Spiritual Art. The gallery space already has a number of exhibitions booked in for the next 12 months.

Student View

“I loved art from an early age and having the opportunity to study it here at Truro School has been incredible. I had the freedom to pursue any aspect of art which really helped me to produce better creative work… I feel anyone who has a passion for art, or would like to pursue a creative career, will thrive here at Truro School.” – Jack

Creative Arts at Truro School, Cornwall, south-west England

Design Technology

Truro School has a number of well-equipped workshops that can cater for work with a wide range of materials and a dedicated CAD/CAM ICT suite.
 
Workshops are open and accessible to older students during lunchtimes and after school, allowing talented product designers to enjoy freedom of expression in creating, experimenting and building prototypes as part of their projects.

DT at GCSE and A Level, Truro School, Cornwall

Student View

“They give us lots of freedom, but plenty of great guidance too. There are always staff available to help students at lunchtime and after school and I feel that it is difficult to miss deadlines when the staff open up the workshops all day long and encourage you so much. It’s a very friendly and well-equipped place to learn.” – Joe