13 November 2017

Guest Speaker: Co-Founder of Sigtrap Games

Games Development and 3D Design and Technology students at Ashton Sixth Form College were visited by Luke Thompson, Co-Founder, Director and Lead Programmer at SIGTRAP Games. 

7 November 2017

A tour of Blackpool

Art Foundation students from Ashton Sixth Form College travelled to Blackpool last week to conduct primary research for their man-made structure brief. Blackpool beach itself runs along seven miles of sand. The iconic Blackpool Tower, which is over 120 years old, stands centre stage at over 150 metres.

3 November 2017

Visiting Artist Workshop in Fine Art

Artist Ian Johns, visited Fine Art students at Ashton Sixth Form College last week for a two day workshop. Students explored the skills required in oil painting, learning valuable techniques and tips from a professional working artist.

16 October 2017

Print Designer Alumni visits Graphics and Textiles Students

Alumni and Art and Design student, Rheanna Sorby, returned to Ashton Sixth Form College to speak to current students about her experience within the art industry. Rheanna currently owns her own printing company, Pig & Fig, specialising in kitchen and home. In 2013, Rheanna completed her studies in Textiles, Biology, Mathematics and Psychology. She then went on to study Textiles with Surface Design at the University of Huddersfield.

6 October 2017

100+ Students on Manchester Art Trip

Art and Design students who started at Ashton Sixth Form College this September, explored Manchester city centre to conduct primary research.

29 September 2017

Manchester Art Gallery Trip with Art and Design

Art and Design students took their sketchbooks outside of the classroom for Enrichment Day. They were able to explore the incredible works from around the globe within the Manchester Art Gallery, as well as the artwork right on their doorstep across the city centre.

1 August 2017

Art Exhibition 2017

The Art Exhibition returned to Ashton Sixth Form College with outstanding results. The work of the Art and Design students was on display from 3D Design and Technology, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Textiles. Students from the college produced outstanding creative work the college is extremely proud of.

22 June 2017

Art Students Visit Degree Show at MMU

Art and Design students from all courses visited the Manchester Metropolitan University degree show yesterday.  By attending the Degree Show, students were able to explore some of the creations on offer at degree level standard, taking inspiration to progress in their own work as they leave to excel in creative careers.

9 February 2017

Graphic Design Students Win Logo Competition for International Opticians Organisation

Graphic Design students won a logo design competition for the International Opticians Organisation. Elaine Grisdale from the IOO presented the prize the rewarded the innovation and creative vision of Ashton Sixth Form College's Students.