As I am fortunate to have entered my twilight years, I find that retirement has blessed me with numerous opportunities. Wanting very much to experience new and different challenges with my life I looked no further than on my own doorstep at Coleg y Cymoedd.
My journey started some six years ago with the wonderful tutor Jess Emmanuel and “The Photography Foundation Degree” for which I initially signed up to for just one year. Wanting to learn how to master my new all singing DSLR Nikon camera ensured I became captivated with Jess and the modules she delivered. She opened my eyes and my camera to new and wonderful insights so much so that my one year ended up with my completing the 3 year Foundation course and obtaining a very emotional degree at my stage in life.
Excited with this new attitude and approach to learning at Coleg y Cymoedd, Jess directed me to the “Foundation course in Fine Art and Design” and the Team consisting of Esme, Jess, Neil, Jeremy, Claire, Vanessa and Ro also agreed to take me onboard on yet another year-long journey of excitement and curiosity. With such an amazing group of talented and inspirational tutors I embarked on a roller coaster ride of experimenting with textiles and Fashion, 3D construction, Computer generated ideas, Animation, Life Drawing, fine art, illustration to name but a few of the challenges that I embraced. The creative projects studied allow students to experience a range of materials, processes, creative ideas, and technologies.
By now I was buzzed with all of the opportunities that came my way and all that Coleg y Cymoedd had afforded me.