The creative talents of adult learners in Wolverhampton will take pride of place at an exhibition later this month.

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service (AES) will display a host of works by students who completed their Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design.

The free exhibition will be at the AES Foyer Building on St George's Parade from Thursday 26 June, 2014 until Saturday 10 September, 2014.

A private viewing will take place on Wednesday 25 June, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm when visitors will be able to speak to some of the artists about their work and the course.

The third annual Learner of the Year award, sponsored by Wolverhampton Art Gallery, will also be announced at the private viewing.

The exhibition will feature paintings, ceramics, sculptures and installation by students including Matthew Doughty, Freda Edwards, Kirk Hadfield, Alan McKee, Amanda McKenna, and Rob Wallbank.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, added: "Our Adult Education art students always produce excellent work and this year is no different.

"This exhibition will showcase some of their best work over the last year and it will be well worth a visit."

Sian Fletcher, the Wolverhampton City Council run Service's Programme Manager for Creative Studies, said: "This exciting exhibition of original art and design is the culmination of the learners' work this year.

"The Access to Higher Education Diploma is ideal for people thinking of a career in art and design and who want to go to university to study the arts - in total around 90% of learners who completed the course this year are planning to go on to study a degree at university."

As from September 2014, this course will be delivered as a BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

To find out more about the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, people can visit one of a series of open days which will be held at Old Hall Street. They take place on Tuesday 19 August and Wednesday September 3 from 10am to 2pm.

Alternatively, people can log on to Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank; or call 01902 558164.

  • released: Friday 13 June, 2014