YOUNG artists have been busy making and displaying their artwork with Bracknell and Wokingham College's Virtual Creative Festival.

The event was held online using the school's website, showing off the artwork produced by students, mostly created while in self-isolation due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Rebecca Walker, studying Art and Design Extended Diploma, said: "The work that I have chosen for the exhibition is either from my life studies classes or some of my favourite final pieces.

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"I wanted to choose a range of different mediums such as oil pastel, acrylic paint, and coloured pens to show the audience that I like to experiment with different styles as well as mediums.

"Everything that I produce is always full of colour and has a chaotic or psychedelic feel to it because I’ve grown up around colourful art and I love the way it makes me feel when I produce it.

"Over the last two years, I have learnt a lot of different techniques from my life studies lessons and through different projects."

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The Virtual Creative Festival, hosted by Bracknell and Wokingham College, Church Road, Bracknell, was initially held on Thursday, July 9 from 6-9pm.

Jacinta McCabe, studying a Photography Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bracknell and Wokingham College, said: "The one aspect that I found inspiring on this course was the work I did in the dark room.

"I have discovered a love for developing film. I also enjoyed the openness we all had as a class, which allowed us to voice our opinions, debate happily and learn from each other.

"I have learnt how to use a camera properly and have improved my technical skills along with striving to find my inner creativity."

Many of the students taking part in the course are looking to continue their studies at University, with plans of taking courses such as graphic design, fashion photography, and more.

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Dawn Harrage, Faculty Manager at Activate Learning said: "I am incredibly proud of the work our students have produced despite the challenges that they have faced over the past few months during lockdown.

"I am delighted to see our talented students embracing a new and exciting way of exhibiting their work.

"Both students and staff have worked extremely hard on this project and we look forward to welcoming visitors online to see our students’ work."

To see the virtual gallery of the student's work, visit