On the 26th and 27th of October, ten of our Level 1 and 2 Art students, and their tutor, Lorraine Hockley, braved the elements to take part in the first community art project of the academic year.
The event, organised and supervised by the Workzone Office Team, had to be scaled down from the original plan due to social distancing guidelines. They did however, manage to complete the two different aspects of the project within the timeframe allowed. Bearbrook School's staff and children were thrilled with the results.
White marble stones were cleaned and painted with bug designs that the students had previously chosen. The school children had decorated some pebbles themselves during the previous academic year, but the paint had deteriorated in the rain, so our Art students also took the opportunity to repair these. The school's logo and name were also produced on the stones.
The bulk of the time was spent producing 74 separate bug and nature paintings on the outside wall of the classroom - butterflies, spiders, snails, ants and ladybirds were in abundance. These designs were produced by the students during their lessons the week before the project was due to take place and the finished results were fantastic.
We are hoping that this will be the first of many projects with Bearbrook School, which is very local to the Aylesbury Campus. Whilst our students had great fun painting their designs, they also collected 12 work experience hours each which will help them towards their 36-hour target. Congratulations to our students for their creativity and hard work, and to our Workzone team for organising the community art project.