Students make contribution to Binfield, Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week 2014

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Students make contribution to Binfield, Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week 2014

05 January 2015

Students with tutor

Art students from Bracknell & Wokingham College have recently donated two pieces of their artwork to the tenth annual Binfield, Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week.

The weeklong festival of free arts is organised by the three local Parish Councils of Binfield, Warfield and Winkfield to promote and encourage involvement in the arts for local people from 3 years old to adults of all ages.

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the college students were invited to join leading local artists to produce original paintings about how the war affected those at home in Britain away from the front line fighting.

These paintings will be unveiled at Brownlow Hall in Warfield on Friday 31 October and will they will also spend time on display in places around the local area including South Hill Park Arts Centre and Tesco in Warfield.

Student Georgia Nosal, 17, from Wokingham, spoke about her work being seen by the local community:

“It is a bit nerve wracking knowing lots of people will be looking at my work but also exciting as we have been working hard on this project for the last five weeks.

“It was a fun project which started with a lot of research about WW1 propaganda and artists from the time to help us plan out our work, which was really interesting.

“It’s been nice to look back at our progress pictures of the piece and see how it has developed into the finished product and I feel really positive about it.”

Student Alex Welch, 19, from Bracknell also enjoyed taking part in the project:

“I really enjoyed working on this project and I am proud of my final painting. I am pleased it will be on display in the local community and I think my family and friends will go along and have a look at it so I am glad it has turned out so well.”

Art & Design tutor Lorraine Zutshi believes the project will prove to be a great experience for the students:

“This is the second year we have had students taking part in this event and it is great for them to be able to contribute to and engage with the local community through their art.

“We encourage the students to work within the community on a number of projects throughout the year as it demonstrates to them the different ways which art is used and also teaches them other important employability skills such as planning, organisation, time management and working to deadlines.”

If you are interested in joining our Art & Design course or any of other vocational or A Level courses come and see us at our Open Event on Saturday 15 November or call us on 01344 868600.

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