Station art a platform for learning at Rasen

Students present their artwork to Station Adoption Group secretary Martin Barnard, left EMN-161207-164605001
Students present their artwork to Station Adoption Group secretary Martin Barnard, left EMN-161207-164605001
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Market Rasen’s award-winning station has a new piece of artwork, thanks to student’s at the town’s CLIP learning centre.

Members of the Flare programme at CLIP (Community Learning in Partnership) have spent the last two months producing the work, which is now on display in the waiting room on the Lincoln platform.

Flare students from CLIP have created a new artwork for Rasen's award-winning station EMN-160718-081337001

Flare students from CLIP have created a new artwork for Rasen's award-winning station EMN-160718-081337001

The students used black and white photographs of Market Rasen, taken at the turn of the century, as inspiration for the piece.

Led by tutor, Chloe Dawney, they painstakingly created the artwork using tissue paper in grey-tones to give the impression of a photograph.

“The students each played a role in the creation of the picture, from cutting out hundreds of leaves to the meticulous drawing of outlines,” said Course tutor, Liz Stradling,

“The piece will be seen by many visitors as they pass through the station.

Flare students from CLIP have created a new artwork for Rasen's award-winning station EMN-160718-081403001

Flare students from CLIP have created a new artwork for Rasen's award-winning station EMN-160718-081403001

“It’s a brilliant piece of work and we were honoured to be asked to take part in this great community project.

“It’s really important for young people to have the opportunity to participate in such a positive way for their community, and I’m really pleased that the Station Adoption Group recognised this and provided this chance.”

Flare and Bridge 2-2 offer flexible programmes for young people aged 16-18 to progress to college, apprenticeship or employment.

To find out more call 01673 843489

“We are delighted to work in collaboration with CLIP,” said Martin Barnard, Secretary of Market Rasen Station Adoption Group.

“We are always looking for ways to encourage and support local community projects and are very impressed with the artwork produced by these young people.”