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Students ‘Print:Make’ for Charity


Pictured: Brighton MET student printing

Art & Design students from Brighton MET have raised a total of £560 for charity by selling products they designed and made as part of their course. All of the proceeds were donated to local children’s charity Chestnut Tree House at a celebration event held at the College’s Pelham Street site.

For their ‘Print:Make’ project, the Art & Design students have been working collaboratively in teams to research, design and produce a range of printed pattern designs. Inspiration was taken from the geometric shapes observed within local Brighton architecture, with key visual elements being developed into 2D motifs. The most effective designs were then screen printed by hand onto notebooks, sketchbooks and greetings cards, and sold for charity.

Through their assigned role, each team member gained invaluable experience into the creative design process ranging from packaging, branding and merchandising, to production, to enterprise and customer service.

Chestnut Tree House’s Community Fundraiser, Jo Smith, was presented with the proceeds at the celebration event held at the end of the academic year. Jo said:

"It was lovely to be invited to the college and meet all the students who had been fundraising for Chestnut Tree House. We are so grateful for their support and means so much to all the children and families at Chestnut Tree House. Their support really does make a difference."
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