It has been a busy 2nd semester. Here is a round up of what has happened in the last few months.
CAESARSTONE DESIGN FINALISTS
This year, BHC was pleased to hear that once again we had two of our 3rd Year Design Students making the TOP 9 finalists for the 2016 Caesarstone Student Designer Competition.
In October, Anke van Dyk and Marnich Moller, our 2 finalists, flew up to Sandton with their 3rd Year lecturer, Donna, to attend the prestigious awards evening, where they were presented with their awards.
It was a tough competition this year and we are so proud of Anke and Marnich for making it into the finals. We expect great things to come from them in future.
JUMP, JUMP, JUMP
The 3rd term is usually quite a long one for the students and towards the end of it, after all the hard work, it only felt right to give the students some time to let off steam. And that is exactly what they did when we visited RUSH.
Apart from being let loose to jump away all their pent up energy on the trampolines, the students also got a chance to challenge the staff to some dodge ball and gladiator-style “fighting”.
What a great day out – we can’t wait to go back again next year!
A VINTAGE AFFAIR
Each year, it falls to the 2nd year students to host a dance for the 3rd years as a way of saying farewell. They spend the year fund raising and organising in preparation for the event and once again, it was a great success.
This year, the dance was held at The Honey Badger in Loop Street. With all the candy floss, hoola-hoops and lots and lots of polaroids, the mood was set for the Vintage Carnival Theme and all the students looked fantastic.
Thank you to the second years for doing such an amazing job – it was a great evening!
BHC is fortunate to have a relationship with Woodbender, where for the past few years, Woodbender has been kind enough to donate barstools for our décor students to style, modify and create into something new.
This year, each student could choose a past design period or style to use as their inspiration. Through colour, texture and pattern, they had to come up with a new creation that fitted their chosen style. At the end of the project, they had to create a display in which to photograph their creation.
Thank you Woodbender – the students love this project and it wouldn’t be possible without you.
BACK TO BASICS
We saw a trend of “back to basics” this year in all our studios. There was many a day when the students could be seen building models, sketching furniture throughout the college or sketching their surroundings while out and about.
Sketching is such an important skill for any designer to have that the staff make it their constant mission to encourage it as much as possible. As for model building – who doesn’t love a bit of prototyping!