Hereford College of Arts
Hereford College of Arts
Hands on workshop for budding illustrators. Design hand drawn envelopes to help celebrate 175 years of the postage stamp. Also provides entry to a fantastic exhibition of postal illustration at the only dedicated arts college in the Midlands! Free lunch provided. at Hereford College of Arts

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"Pushing The Envelope" Illustration Workshop!

University event offered by Hereford College of Arts

Event Summary:

Hands on workshop for budding illustrators. Design hand drawn envelopes to help celebrate 175 years of the postage stamp. Also provides entry to a fantastic exhibition of postal illustration at the only dedicated arts college in the Midlands! Free lunch provided.

Full Event Details:

This year marks the 175 anniversary of the first ever postage stamp, the “Penny Black”. Introduced in 1840, the Penny Black stamp helped revolutionise the postal service by creating a globally recognised pre-paid standard that has been accepted throughout the world!

More interestingly though, as stamp usage increased, so too did the number of fantastically inventive and colourful illustrated designs. From ships navigating wild oceans to Kings, Queens and exotic animals in far flung places- it was often more exciting to receive the stamp than the letter!

We are proudly exhibiting work commissioned exclusively from an international group of renowned illustrators. Each practitioner has also been asked personally respond to this landmark anniversary by decorating and embellishing an envelope. This unique collection of new work will celebrate the art of postal communication.

Over the last year our Illustration students have been involved in a wide variety of postage themed projects including designing their own hand drawn envelopes. The envelopes were then processed by Royal Mail, although they were far too nice to send and therefore we have decided to exhibit them instead! In fact, we have also invited a number of internationally recognised professional illustrators to contribute to the project and we would love you and your students to join in too!

So if you have a group of budding illustrators that would love the chance to spend a few hours honing their skills and contributing to this milestone please don’t hesitate to get in touch! You’ll also get free admission to the exhibition, free lunch and a fantastic opportunity to visit the home of our degree courses!

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration:

Half Day

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Minimum number of students:

8

Institution Profile:

Hereford College of Arts is one of the remaining colleges dedicated to the arts left in the UK.

The city of Hereford has had an art college for nearly 160 years and throughout its history it has continued to grow and diversify, opening its doors to a wider audience of students. In the past it has been well known for its work of exceptional quality in crafts but now excels in an exciting and contemporary range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The College has a strong reputation for the quality of its teaching and offers a supportive and responsive environment in which individuals may grow and flourish. This gives focus to the curriculum, the staffing and the resources of the College and provides a distinctive ethos and approach to all of its educational activity. Employer links and professional development are embedded in all the courses, preparing students realistically for the wider world of creative practice.




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