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Trudi sees art school dream finally fulfilled

Trudi Edmunds has opened up an Art School at Rushbrooke Farm. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
Trudi Edmunds has opened up an Art School at Rushbrooke Farm. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.

A new art school has been launched in Rushbrooke.

Trudi Edmunds, from Bury St Edmunds, has set up the interdisciplinary art school to fulfil a life-long passion and dream and it was officially launched on Saturday with a celebration involving cupcake and biscuit-decorating for youngsters.

Trudi said: “It was really good, super.

“The art school started with a life-long dream of mine from when I was a little girl. I’ve always been into art, drawing pictures, making lego houses and I used to play having a register, playing at being a teacher with the interest in art forms.

“My friends would come and draw pictures.

“Setting up an art school was a life-long dream of mine.”

Trudi Edmunds School of Art is situated on the former Rothchild Estate in Rushbrooke which, said Trudi was ‘a beautiful rural setting with lots of room for expansion as the business grows’.

Describing herself as ‘interdisciplinary’, Trudi’s teaching will cover all types of art including, drawing, collage, mixed media, painting, printing, design and craft for people of any ability.

As well as the new art school, Trudi also worked on the World War One trail in Bury, for which she created a bicycle sculpture.

She previously ran a basket business called Innipooh, which came to an end in March.

Trudi said: “Knowing I was about to close that business, it seemed the right thing to go into arts subjects.

“With that in mind I was thinking ‘I will have to do something’.”

Trudi is hoping, when she becomes established, to take over the stables within the property and expand the art school into a coffee shop.

She said: “I have all these dreams and ideas.”

For more information, visit Trudi’s website on www.trudiedmunds.co.uk or email her on trudi@trudiedmunds.co.uk

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