Art & Design learners at Derby College’s Joseph Wright campus in the Cathedral Quarter created a wide range of two and three dimensional decorations to help bring Derby Market Hall’s Winter Wonderland to life.
The level one students were invited to design and then make decorations for the festive event at the historic Market Hall and their work included a giant polar bear, intricate decorations, a snowboarding snowman and a wishing tree.
Derby College Lecturer Catherine Guerrero explained:is was a six-week project to support the festive event as part of the Market Hall’s 150th centenary celebrations and the students did a fantastic job.
“This programme is designed to prepare young people for future study in art and design. Working on a live project with a specific brief and deadlines will be valuable work experience for the students as they plan the next stage of their education and careers.
The Winter Wonderland featured in the Market Hall throughout December with a programme of traditional Christmas-themed activities, local music, variety and dance performances and interactive workshops for the whole family to enjoy.
It was produced by Derby arts organisation Furthest from the Sea in association with the Market Hall, Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), Derby LIVE and Foulds Music in Iron Gate.
Dan Webber from Furthest from the Sea added:
“The Winter Wonderland has been very well received by both the market traders and the general public.
“The students’ work has been a fine addition to the Winter Wonderland, it’s great to have artwork commissioned and created by local artists to add to the community ethos of the event.”