Seevic students get creative for Village Green

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Seevic students are getting creative to make banners and decorations for this year’s Village Green festival.

Students on a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design are working on huge banners for the annual event.

The designs created will be hung around Chalkwell Park for the one-day festivities on July 9.

Tyler WhiteStudents’ work will festoon railings, trees and other areas around the park off London Road, Chalkwell.

As well as the event itself, the banners will also be in place for the Village Green Next Generation day on Friday, July 8, which sees schools and colleges enjoy the event and take part in workshops with artists.

Art and Design tutor Adrian Lane said this is the second year Seevic students have got involved with making banners for the event.

He said: “I think it is a great opportunity for the students. You don’t get many opportunities for your work to be seen by 20,000 people.

“Even if people are not necessarily paying attention to individual artworks, it is creating the whole ambience of the festival.

“In terms of motivating the students, it is good to know that this work is for an actual client.”

Village Green is organised and run by arts organisation Metal based in Chalkwell Hall.

The arts and music festival sees around 20,000 people flock to the park and enjoy musical acts, theatre, spoken word and other entertainment.  

This year sees Mahalia and Billy Bragg take to the stage and past performers include The Blockheads, The Selecter and Nothing But Thieves. 

Find out more about Art & Design courses at Seevic. 

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