Students make their mark in Bracknell

Students make their mark in Bracknell

Art students from Bracknell & Wokingham College have made the drawings of local primary schoolchildren into a permanent mural on a town underpass.

Students painted the mural, designed by children from Wooden Hill Infant School, after their original drawing, printed on to a plastic coating material stuck to the underpass, began to peel off.

College art tutor Jan Allen said: “The school wanted the images to stay almost as the children had designed them with a little bit of refining. The students each worked on a specific area, but the images retain that child-like look.”

Every year BTec art students at the college complete a community art unit where they design and develop work to be used locally.

Bracknell councillor Mary Temperton, who originally contacted the college to ask for help on the project, said: “College art students helped restore the faith of young art pupils.”

Featured image caption: Bracknell & Wokingham College art students in front of the mural they painted for children from Wooden Hill Primary School (also pictured)