A group of first year Swindon College art and design students have recently finished painting murals for a children's respite care home in Stanton Fitzwarren.
Tantivy, provides respite care for children with learning disabilities in Swindon and the surrounding areas. They provide a valuable service for the community and were in need of decorations for their newly painted playrooms and bedroom walls.
The students' brief was to design and paint seven murals for the Tantivy Children’s Short Breaks Care Centre. The students came up with several themes for the murals, including; Paddington Bear, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Nemo and the Little Mermaid and spent several weeks working on the designs. It took two days for the students to paint the murals.
Marie-Ange Danthois, Art and Design Course Leader at the College said:
“It has been a wonderful opportunity for the students to gain work experience as well as being able to get involved in a worthwhile cause. I'm very impressed with the enthusiasm and hard work shown by the
"We have several more community projects planned for our School of Art students and we welcome requests from any local charities or community groups.”
For more information on any of the courses at Swindon College’s School of Art and Design or to contact us about community projects which the School of Art can become involved in call us on 01793 498989 or free phone 0800 731 2250.