Pupils’ artwork will brighten up shopping centre

ARTWORK: Golden Flatts Primary School Year 6 pupils working with artists Tony Wade and Helen Thomas, from Faceless Art, to be displayed at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.
ARTWORK: Golden Flatts Primary School Year 6 pupils working with artists Tony Wade and Helen Thomas, from Faceless Art, to be displayed at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

ARTISTIC children from a Hartlepool school created works of art on pieces of silk that will adorn a shopping centre this Christmas.

Youngsters from Golden Flatts Primary School took part in a day-long workshop with artists from the Faceless Art group.

The Year 6 pupils took inspiration from local monuments and places of interest to create the colourful silks.

The works of art will be transformed into an art trail for shoppers to enjoy at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre this Christmas.

There will be an exhibition of all of the pictures plus a trail across the centre.

Launching early December, stained glass versions of the artwork will be displayed, along with the trail.

Mark Rycraft, centre manager at Middleton Grange said: “We’ve had one workshop at Ward Jackson CofE Primary School, and this is our second with Golden Flatts Primary School.

“The quality has blown me away.

“I can’t wait to see them made into the trail, and I am sure they will be popular with our shoppers over the Christmas period.”

Sue Sharpe, headteacher at Golden Flatts Primary School, said the activity had been a big success.

Mrs Sharpe added: “The children have all really enjoyed being creative, and it is lovely for the theme to be local places of interest as it reminds them of all of the great places in Hartlepool.

“I know they are all looking forward to seeing their artwork displayed at Middleton Grange.”

The artwork will be on display from December 1 through to early January.