Foundation Art and Design students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have been lending a hand to Age UK Lancashire and Walton Lane Community Centre, by revamping an old screen to brighten up a waiting area.

The Foundation Art and Design programme at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is a highly regarded course aimed at helping talented students to find their preferred art specialism before applying to art school or university. Designing the screen proved to be a perfect ‘ice-breaker’ project for the group of students, who worked together to re-design the screen based on themes including vintage fashion. Designs for both sides of the screen were created, one side featuring a silhouette motif and the other displaying a collage of fashion designs.

Day Care Co-ordinator for Age UK Lancashire, Mrs Lesley Bowden, who commissioned the work said, “The screen designed by the art students at Nelson and Colne College is absolutely wonderful! It has proven to be a great talking point and a way of getting our visitors interacting with one another as they are fascinated by the different designs, especially those who have been interested in art in their pasts. I’d like to say a massive thank you to the College Art tutor Carol Cook and all of the students who worked on the screen, on behalf of Age UK Lancashire.”