Artsfest 2023 comes to an end

After 4 weeks of activities, ArtsFest 2023 has come to an end. ArtsFest is all about celebrating everything creative QAC has to offer, and this year we did that with a range of workshops, competitions and performances. 

QAC student holding his decorated cake

This year, we offered nearly 40 workshops across campus for students to take part in, as well as some classroom based activities taking on this year’s themes of ‘colour’, ‘celebration’ and ‘environment / sustainability’. Not only did students participate in workshops, some groups, including LEAP Design & Print, LEAP Hospitality and LEAP Care also hosted sessions, developing skills aligned to their courses and targets such as communication and leadership.

QAC student making a dreamcatcher

Workshops popular in previous years returned, such as Badge Making, Tote Bag Making and Plaque Making, but we were also excited to introduce new sessions such as Graffiti Art and T-Shirt Design, resulting in some great creations. As well as internally led sessions, we also welcomed external hosts into college to deliver workshops including Maypole Dancing and Pottery Painting.

Table with painted mugs and plates

As always, there was also an exhibition of student artwork, which has taken pride of place in the main building corridor. Some great performances took place on the final day, including QAC Collective, Performing Arts and the students’ very own fashion show, showcasing their t-shirt designs.

Two images of students performing songs

Earlier in the month, we also say students take part in a celebratory flag parade with some wonderful creation to celebrate QAC.

Two images of 2 students holding their flag

Not only is ArtsFest fun, but it gives students the opportunity to try something new and get involved in something creative. It also enables them to develop new skills and engage with different people.

It was great to see students (and staff) have so much fun during ArtsFest 2023 – so a big thank you to everyone who got involved!