Year 9 photography students have been working with new community building, Newton’s Place, to design a permanent light box installation.
Community Engagement Worker, Kate Green, visited the College on 29 January to work with students; images of Newton Abbot and its inhabitants in times gone by were stitched together and manipulated in Photoshop. Students were taught how to layer images, use interesting blending effects and colours to create individual and unique pieces that will form the fourteen images that will make up the light box installation.
Newton’s Place, a community building due to open in late Spring of this year, will house Newton Abbot’s Town Council offices as well as a museum.
Year 9 Photography student, Tilda Lakey said: “This project is really fun and we can work with something that will be seen in the local town. It has been really interesting looking at all the old pictures of Newton Abbot and recognising some of the places that are still here today. It’s exciting that the work will be up in public and I am looking forward to seeing it in person.”
Kate Green, Community Engagement Worker, said: “I am teaching students how to use Photoshop as a creative tool to create interesting artwork and exploring the endless possibility this tool can offer. Students have taken to it really quickly and are trying lots of different techniques. We want to work with schools on community art projects like this both now and in the future. The possibilities are endless.”