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Newark firm Timico lead skills lessons for secondary school pupils at The Suthers School, Fernwood

A designer passed on some of his skills in workshops with pupils.

Scott Wroe, head of creative at Newark firm Timico, led lessons with year eight students at The Suthers School, Fernwood.

Scott Wroe, of Timico, leads a lesson at The Suthers School. (43815549)
Scott Wroe, of Timico, leads a lesson at The Suthers School. (43815549)

It was part of a project about street artist, graphic designer, social activist and illustrator Shepard Fairey.

Chloe Leach, head of art and design, said: “We are so excited to have this opportunity and are extremely grateful to Scott and Timico for enabling our students to have this exposure.

“It is essential that the students have access to these experiences so they can see what can be achieved; being inspired by a practising designer from their community.”

Scott described his 20-year career as a designer and took questions from students.

Each form group had two sessions with Scott where he led them through the use of Adobe Photoshop in the school’s on-site computer suite, showing how to manipulate the image to echo the colour stylisation associated with Fairey.

They then used the knowledge to create an original design.

Andrew Pettit, the school’s head, said: “Opportunities like this, which give our students first-hand experience of industry-level practice, are really important to us.

“It is exciting to see our students working directly with local businesses and we look forward to working in partnership with companies like Timico to really strengthen our students’ understanding of the world of work and how it links to what they do in the classroom.”

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