ART and design students have been making their mark in a show that opens to the public this week.

The York College Creative Show 2018, called ‘Make Your Mark’, is an exhibition of work by further education and higher education students from a range of disciplines; drawing, painting, print-making, glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, 3D, product design, film, digital imaging, animation, photography, fashion, design and graphics.

The show’s vocational exhibition includes work by art and design foundation diploma students progressing to prestigious art schools and university destinations.

Course leader, Angela Newdick, said: “It is important students have complete freedom in selecting the university that is right for them and we offer as much guidance as possible to help them make that decision.

"We are delighted that all students who applied to university were successful in obtaining places, with many being selected by prestigious, and often difficult to get into, destinations.”

The exhibition opens with a private view tomorrow (Thursday, June 14) from 6pm – 8pm and runs from Friday (June 15) to Wednesday June 20 from 10am – 5pm, including Saturday (10am – noon) in the college’s art and design studios in Sim Balk Lane.

Further exhibitions in the show feature work from the BA (Hons) degree courses in contemporary craft, fashion design and production and graphic design.

A selection of work will be displayed at York College and the main exhibition will be at York St John University where the private view is on Thursday, June 21 (6pm – 8pm) and then runs from Tuesday June 22 – Tuesday, June 26 (10am – 5pm).

Rob Baxter, head of art and design said: “It always amazes me how each year students create innovation work from such a diverse range of sources. This is testament to the hard work and talents of students and staff on all the art and design courses at the college.”

The final exhibition has the very best work from students studying A -levels in fine art, photography and textiles and students studying access courses in creative art, design and media. Held at York College, the private view is on Thursday, June 28 (6pm – 8pm) and then from Friday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 4 (10am – 5pm), including Saturday (10am – noon).