Art and Design students from Walsall College have created a stunning replica of a tree using card and paper mache, as part of their Induction project.
The Level 2 students gathered together and spent a week to create the tree, which spans the entire height of one of the College’s 8ft art rooms.
The idea came from combining the two main themes of the projects the students will be working on throughout the year: natural forms and self-identity.
Students visited the Arboretum to complete a series of drawing tasks and tree rubbings, which inspired them to create their own tree replica.
Alan Tyler, Curriculum Manager for Art and Design, said: “We’re incredible proud of what our students have achieved during the first week of their course.
They have used their innovation and creativity to create this piece of art, which will create a great foundation for the rest of their course.
As a college, we are always looking for ways for students to hone and develop the skills that are linked to their course subject and their chosen career path. This tree is just one of the opportunities students are given to think creatively, which is one of the key skills employers are looking for in most of their candidates.
We are committed to ensuring that students have a wealth of experience in showcasing their creativity to support their progression to further education or into employment.”
Walsall College offers Art and Design courses to school leavers looking to start a career in the sector. For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.