College Art Student Excels at Urdd National Eisteddfod Finals

A Coleg Llandrillo Art & Design student who excelled at the Urdd Eisteddfod county competitions, has struck gold at the all-Wales finals.

18-year-old Kayley Owen from Llanrwst – who is studying on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design course at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus – won the gold in the ‘Jewellery’ category at the national finals.

The national gold is in addition to her extraordinary showing at the county competitions, where she was awarded first place in five categories: Creative 2D Work; Modified Photographs; Black & White Photographs; Print-making, and Jewellery Making.

Kayley said: “I am really proud of my achievements as I have worked really hard. The course is fantastic, especially the practical aspects, and my favourite medium is mixed media. After the course finishes, I will be staying on at Coleg Llandrillo to study for a Foundation Degree in Art & Design before going onto university.”

Liz Prosser, deputy manager - Computing & Creative Industries, said: “Kayley has done brilliantly. She earned the right to showcase her skills at a national level after a stunning performance at county level.”

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design programme provides students with the necessary expertise and skills to enter higher education. The programme is suitable for those progressing from a relevant Level 2 course, or from suitable GCSEs.

For more information on Creative Arts courses at Coleg Llandrillo, contact the college’s Learner Services team on 01492 542 338.




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