Art class marks town anniversary

PUBLISHED: 11:46 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

YOU are probably aware of the work of artist Kimberley Bevan. You might have seen an example of it on the hill in Fairlands Valley in Stevenage. Kimberley, an artist from Digswell Arts Trust, has been helped by students at Barnwell School to create somet

YOU are probably aware of the work of artist Kimberley Bevan. You might have seen an example of it on the hill in Fairlands Valley in Stevenage.

Kimberley, an artist from Digswell Arts Trust, has been helped by students at Barnwell School to create something to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Stevenage new town.

Kimberley said: "Stevenage Borough Council really liked the idea of the project and therefore I got the funding for this art work which will also be supporting Stevenage in the Britain in Bloom 2006 competition.

"Barnwell's Year 10 class was really interested in the project and have used it as work experience for the week.

"The class of 10 was split into three groups and given three days to come up with a design taking inspiration from the environment in and around the lakes."

Each group gave a presentation and Kimberley chose the design by Jamie Symons, Louise Coxon and Sophie Gilkes.

She said: "Based upon a geo-metric design using a leaf cell, with the Stevenage 60th logo in the middle, his design united art, maths and science in a really different and interesting manner. The design was plotted on the site and then painted."

Artist Kimberley Bevan (fifth from left) is pictured with the Barnwell students and their art teacher Karen Tite (fifth from right).

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