It’s a wrap as leftover paper creates art
CHILDREN have found a use for leftover wrapping paper and created artwork for their schools.
Pupils from Hollinhey, Park Lane, Whirley, St John’s in Bollington and Broken Cross took part in the ‘Rainbow Art Project’ organised by the arts group Magpie – a not for profit organisation that organised art events in Macclesfield.
They were asked to bring in their used Christmas wrapping paper for a rainbow sculpture project and each school spent the day with artist sculptor Lorna Fellas to create their masterpieces.
Park Lane School created a 3-D flower garden, Hollinhey, a giant beanstalk and Whirley, St John’s and Broken Cross all made freeform clusters of colours.
Emma Houghton, from Bollin Valley Partnership, which helped put the event together, said: “The children had great fun exploring colour and getting to re-use some of the things they would normally just throw away or recycle.
“Huge thanks to Magpie for funding this, as schools don’t normally get these opportunities. All the schools, teachers and children loved the workshops and are buzzing with ideas on how to take the project further.”
Bollington St John’s pupils Chloe Green, Molly Rowlands, Casper Cottrill and Isaac Dixon show one of the Rainbow Sculpture Project artworks
Bollington St John’s pupils Alan Kulbida, James Donlon, William Acda and Ines Vanaudenaerde