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Stephanie proves its never too late to start studying

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 19, 2014

Stephanie with some of her recent artwork at the Ruskin Glass Centre's exhibition

Stephanie with some of her recent artwork at the Ruskin Glass Centre's exhibition

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A STOURBRIDGE student really made her mark at the Ruskin Glass Centre's recent exhibition, proving that it's never too late to learn.

Stephanie Sanders, 69, had never had any formal tuition in art until recently, when she gained a diploma and decided to keep on studying. She is now working towards a Higher National Diploma in Fine Art, at the all-new Art & Design Campus in Brierley Hill, part of Birmingham Metropolitan College Art & Design.

Stephanie said: "I've always been interested in art but never completed any formal training. The variety on offer on the Foundation course was amazing and after studying 3D I just knew I wanted to do more. I don't think age should be a restriction when it comes to learning – I feel like I'll never be too old to learn and the course in Fine Art has allowed me to put my creativity into practise in ways I never thought would be possible."

Stephanie displayed some of her work at Stourbridge's Ruskin Glass Centre recently, along with other Fine Art students, responding to textures and surfaces and finding aesthetic beauty in the mundane.

Her interest in texture and visual surfaces was translated into Brierley Hill-based subject matter with images worked into time eroded surfaces. Stephanie is shown with a drawing which has been executed with a pen knife.

Anyone interested in studying for a Higher Education course at Birmingham Metropolitan College should check out the range of subjects on the website: www.bmetc.ac.uk.

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