Guildford art student accepted into Royal Academy of Arts program

Adam Anscombe with his artwork

Submitted for publication in the Surrey Advertiser

An art student from Guildford College has been accepted into the prestigious attRAct program at the Royal Academy of Arts this year.

Adam Anscombe, 18, joins to attract, which is a series of free online workshops organized by the Royal Academy of Arts for young artists wishing to advance their talent.

Applicants are interviewed for a place in the program and must also create an artwork to showcase their talent as part of the application process.

Adam has created an oil painting of a donut as an application piece and has already enjoyed participating in workshops, including a recent life drawing session.

Adam created an oil painting of a donut as an application piece

Adam is in his final year at Guildford College in Surrey studying UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Art, Design and Communication, and he is producing some stunning designs which we will be showing at the end of year exhibition. college year this summer.

He has accepted a place at the University of Creative Arts to study for a degree in illustration starting in September.

Adam said: “I’m so glad I decided to apply for this program, it’s great fun, I’m learning new techniques and it will look great on my CV as well.”

Adam’s Art Tutor, Kat Baddeley, said, “We’re really proud of Adam for taking the initiative to apply and be selected for this program, and we can’t wait to see how he progresses.

“We encourage all of our students to challenge themselves and get involved in a range of extracurricular activities that will support and enhance their time with us. Adam is a great example of what our students can accomplish.”

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Kayleen C. Rice