Prince’s School for Derbyshire Artist
Derbyshire-raised artist Lizzie Hobbs has been offered a place on the Master of Arts course at the prestigious Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. Lizzie’s freehand artwork is based on patterns inspired from India and the Middle East and often incorporates symbolism as well as being decorative. Her talents have led her to win the International Student House Art Award (London), take part in an international expedition to Saudi Arabia, and exhibit at the V&A. She has also worked on community wall decorations in London, where she is currently a third year student at the School of Oriental and African Studies reading South Asian Studies and Hindi.
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts was founded in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales as one of his core charities. It developed from the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme that was established at The Royal College of Art in 1984. The School specialises in teaching, researching and promoting the practice and theory of the arts and crafts of the world’s great traditions.
“I am delighted to have been offered one of the limited places, and believe the course will be most challenging and rewarding, enabling me to take my communicative artwork to the next level,” says 26-year old Lizzie.
In order to raise funds to help towards her two-year study fees and living costs, Lizzie has launched a crowdfunding campaign during May and June, offering rewards for donations in order to reach her target figure of £16,000. Her range of rewards include a thank you postcard of her artwork, a chocolate bar hand-made in Derbyshire by Taylor-Wilde Chocolatier, a signed copy of her book ‘Ink’, a limited edition print, a commissioned piece of original artwork, and she will even draw a wall mural for a public space or business. If successful, as well as helping to fund her studies, the campaign will also kick-start her business.
For your art goodies, head to crowdfunder.co.uk/traditional-arts-and-social-change, and for more artwork images take a look at her website lizziehobbs.co.uk.