Friday, April 30, 2010

Art of recycling mastered for exhibition

Craft skills of special-needs pupils to go on show at Coast Festival

THE arts and crafts skills of pupils at a north-east school will be on show at a major visual arts celebration.
Youngsters who attend the curriculum support unit at Banff Academy are preparing exhibits for next month’s Coast Festival.
The work of pupils from years one to four will be on display at the Harvest Centre from May 28-30. Their pieces will range from woven work to intricate open-wire jewellery.
Weekly sessions are under way with the guidance of local artists to complete the items for show.
About 20 special needs pupils are involved in the project. S2 unit teacher Pamela Parrott said: “The unit exhibited at last year’s Coast festival and we wanted to do it again this year.
“The pupils have been using a lot of recyclable material and have really enjoyed it.
“Apart from that, it helps with hand-to-eye co-ordination and their overall development.”
Artists Roweena Dearsley and Nikki Bond are guiding the pupils at Tuesday morning sessions.
They said all the pupils were working hard to complete the range of exhibits for display.

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