Life is beginning to add up for art student

Life is beginning to add up for art student

8th July 2014


LIFE is beginning to add up for a student who has battled a life-long struggle with numbers to develop her true talent within the arts.

Cleveland College of Art & Designs student Lauren Vitty has been rewarded for her efforts after picking up the Principal’s Award for her work.

The 18-year-old, of Darlington, spotted the hidden benefits of upcycling, completing a final major project in how best to reuse a host of items, including making a clock from her mum’s Whitney Houston vinyl record.

“I struggled with maths from primary school and it really affected my confidence,” said the Level 3 extended diploma graphic design student.

“I always enjoyed art and sketching and coming to CCAD has shone a new light on my life. It has helped boost my confidence and self-esteem and I was overwhelmed to pick up the top prize for my work.”

Lauren will start a design degree course in York in September and hopes one day to be a freelance designer.

Her tutor Chris Beadle said: “She came here with just enough and has found it tough. But credit must go to her for always finding a way through and around her problems and I am really proud of what she has achieved.”

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