Design students bring  literature to life through art

Design students bring literature to life through art

8th July 2014


DESIGN students have been helping schoolchildren make life-long memories by bringing literature to life through art.

Twenty-two students from Cleveland College of Art & Design swapped their studios in Green Lane, Middlesbrough, for a special school in Hartlepool.

Just over six months into their first year extended diploma art and design course they travelled to Springwell School as part of a community art project.

Working one-to-one with children aged five to 11, they helped create models based on the popular children’s books the Gruffalo and the Paperboy Prince.

Assistant head teacher Louise Hargreaves said: “You always remember the special people who visit you at primary school so the students have helped create life-long memories for our children.

“Working one-to-one with real artists has been a unique experience for the children and they have had a fantastic time.”

Course leader for art and design Amanda Smith said: “The students have grown massively in self-esteem delivering the workshops and have supported the children incredibly well.

“They have learnt such a lot working in the school as the workshops were quite complex to stage. It will look great on their personal statements and CVs and they left feeling richly rewarded.”

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