This year’s End of Year Showcase at Ealing Green College had such a plethora of art forms on display that each display stand needed to be carefully navigated several times to take it all in. Ranging from powerful moving image film and video to exceptional fashion design and textiles, engaging games design graphics and graphic design, photography, digital design, sculpture, mask making, ceramics, interior design, architecture, packaging and merchandise design, illustration and fine art highlighting that, in creativity, the possibilities are limitless.
Creative Practice Digital Design Pathway Level 3 second-year student, Joanna Jaff, specialises in games characters and in September will go to the University of the Arts London to study Games Design. After that, she aims to complete her Masters in Games Design, either at Brunel or UAL followed by hoping to land her dream job with Escape Studios.
Joanna’s eyes light up when she says: “Escape Studios make a lot of games and they work with Marvel!”
Classmate Mariam Eish is heading off to Middlesex University to study Interior Design and Architecture. She feels her teachers at Ealing Green College have really helped her to achieve her ambitions.
She says: “My teachers have guided me well and taught me all the fundamentals I need to know in order to go forward now and build up my own personal practice.”
Mariam made a tiny clay cup by hand from Park Royal Clay, working on a community project funded by HS2. Her work with the project is ongoing and she recently pitched ideas to HS2 to make more products from the clay to serve the local community.
Meena Firmin is going on to the University of Brighton to study Illustration. She connected with Brighton when she visited during an open day and is looking forward to living by the sea in such a vibrant town Of her time at Ealing Green College she says: “My teachers gave me wonderful opportunities and feedback to enable me to improve my work and to develop the skills I need for the future.
Renata Varga, whose work was used to create one of the two posters to promote and advertise the End of Year Showcase, is passionate about working in Fashion Design. She plans to take a gap year filled with more courses around art styles in general and travel to Italy and South Korea, where she hopes to take an internship in fashion.
Elyana Guler is going on to complete a Foundation year in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in Kennington. After that, she will apply to Oxford University. An accomplished writer as well as an artist, Elyana won the London Metropolitan Short Story Competition 202
Twin sisters Jade and Truleigh Broade are going to look for apprenticeships.
Emma Boyadjian, who modelled for Renata Varga’s work, is moving on to the world of work to get a job in a creative field. She plans to continue making art. She says: “I already know how to draw, now I want to get better on my own and work in a creative job or apprenticeship.”
Some of our Creative Media Production Technology Level 3 second-year students are going on to university and others to find work or apprenticeships. Daniel Staszak, who made ‘On the Line’ which was screened at the show, is going to Oxford Brookes University to study Digital Media Production. Daniel Carty is going to the University of West London to study Creative Media. Jediah McDonald-Hill whose poetic, musical and lyrical film ‘Borderline Schizo’ was also screened, plans to go to university too. Their classmates Reece St Paul and Kai Gardiner are aiming to get jobs in the media industry.
Art and Design Level 2 student Om Majithia showcased his amazing masks, based on Samurai masks, combining model making, sculpture and set design. Next year Om is moving into Digital Design Level 3.
Alex Mangru progressed from Step Up to Art and Design Entry 3 last year and completed Art and Design Level 1 this year. He will progress to Art and Design Level 2 next year. Alex says: “I often experiment with representing myself as an animal and for the End of Year Showcase, I chose to show myself as a lion.”