5th July 2002




Studying at the Lincoln School of Art and Design is a family affair for some Lincoln folk.


Mother and son, Ann and Ben Stoker, of Clara Terrace in Lincoln will be graduating together at the Lincoln Cathedral ceremony next Tuesday (9th July).


Ann (50) and Ben (22) have both spent three years studying at the school but on different degrees. 


Ann’s interest has always been in painting, so a BA (Hons) in Fine Art was her chosen area of study for which she has gained a 2:1. 


Ann has already had her abstract work on display at an exhibition in Drury Lane and has pieces hanging in the school and in Debenham’s cafeteria.  She has also received an invitation to display her work at the Fresh Art Fair in Islington.


Ben, who has already secured a position organising workshops and exhibitions for the Usher Gallery in Lincoln, selected to study for a BA (Hons) in History of Art in which he has gained a first class honours.


“I have always been interested in art and used to take Ben around galleries with me,” said Ann. “I suspect that is where and when his interest was sparked.


“We had not planned to study at the same time - it was purely a coincidence.  I had applied to the school and Ben had just completed a gap year and decided to continue his studies.” 


However, Ann and Ben are not the only two members of the family studying at the school.  Daughter Sasha is studying for a National Diploma (ND) in Theatre Craft and son Charlie has just completed his ND in Photography and will be continuing on to the degree in Photography and Video in September.


The graduation ceremony will take place at Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday at 11.30am.



For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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