TALENTED young artists from West Cheshire College were delighted to see their work on display during Chester’s prestigious ‘Up the Wall’ project.
Art students were invited to take part in Chester’s Performs launch of its ‘Up the Wall’ visual and performance art event which saw the city’s Roman garden and City Walls transformed into an exhibition space for local artists.
The show was inspired by the decline and fall of the Roman Empire and students were asked to design and create lamps based on the Roman theme.
Tutor Louise Condon said: "The lanterns are made from willow covered in stretchable tissue paper and are all inspired by the Roman Empire – architecture, pottery and decoration.
"Key to our students’ success is the College’s commitment to learning and developing skills in a vocational environment so projects like this, which involve working to a specific brief, planning and meeting deadlines, are a really import experience.
"The students researched the era then put together their own ideas. The results were impressive, they looked amazing and we were all very proud to see them lighting up in the Roman Gardens.
"We are delighted that Chester Performs gave us this opportunity. Learning is definitely more enjoyable when you have something to aim for and can see the options open to you at the end of it."