Students studying for a BA (Hons) Fine Art through Scarborough TEC’s Scarborough School of Art have been taking part in a project with Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy to create a colourful mural in their outside area.
Students from the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree programme; Abbie Whitehead, Kirsty Duncan, Alex Dib-Bennett, Ruby Crimlisk, Blake Weldon and Erin Gibbs, supported by Fine Art Lecturer, Andrew Black, helped the Year 6 class paint a mural as Andrew explained:
“Despite the weather it was a great day. We’ve invited the children to come and see the degree show and exhibit their work during our Further Education show at the end of June.”
Andrew Watson, Teacher at Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy, added: “In terms of the mural, it was a fantastic project for the children to take part in for several reasons. Firstly, it enabled them to take ownership of improving their own outdoor learning space; they now have pride in their work being on show and enjoy going to see the mural and talk enthusiastically about it. Secondly, working with the students exposed children to a possible future educational path. For some, it was an option they hadn’t considered before.
“We have some very talented young people who now know that further education is not just about sitting in lecture halls, but about getting involved in exciting and interesting projects. They also thoroughly enjoyed working with Scarborough TEC students who were a real credit to the college. The children also learned that art doesn’t have to be paint on paper and actually being encouraged to draw on the walls was a very exciting experience!”