A group of Art & Design students from Milton Keynes College recently worked with a globally recognised graffiti artist to create a mural to brighten up a walkway in Bletchley.
Mr Meana – a graffiti artist who has been commissioned to create street art pieces all over the world – spent a full day with the students, teaching them about graffiti art techniques and the different stages of creating a large-scale mural. The students then worked as a team to take on different parts of the mural, creating the final piece for the walkway that can be seen by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
The final mural represents the College’s ‘Difference Maker’ message, designed to encourage potential students to join MK College and not only dream about the future, but be the future.
Mr Meana commented that: “I feel the mural went very well – the students listened, applied themselves and helped each other. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them and the College. They are a credit to the College and young people in general”
One of the students involved in the project, Lara Johnson, said: “What a great experience! Working with Mr Meana was very informative and helpful – we learned how to use spray paint, and improved our skills in working as a team to create a large piece of art. It also helped me to build confidence in creating art that will be seen by many people. I enjoyed having the opportunity of learning to use a new medium in such a large space. The confidence I have gained in creating art that will be seen by a lot of people will be invaluable to my studies as it will allow me to feel more comfortable showing my art to people and receiving feedback on this”.
You can find out more about the ‘Difference Maker’ campaign here Difference Makers – MK College