Student art - all over it like a car bonnet
- Credit: Suffolk New College
Spellbinding design; Nicole Paternoster’s Lion King design won a car bonnet painting competition for vehicle repair students at Suffolk New College.
An art competition incorporating everything from The Lion King to Scooby Doo took place at a college in Suffolk.
Vehicle repair students from Suffolk New College were challenged to showcase their talents by painting car bonnets over a period of several months.
The competition was organised by tutor Richard Glover and the learners’ work was independently judged by representatives from John Grose and Movac.
Sales director from Movac, Andy Mansfield said, “The imagination and creativity has been spellbinding.”
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Ian Twinley is the chairman of John Grose. He said: “There was no winners or losers. Everyone was highly commended or commended and the results were very close.”
The overall winner was Nicole Paternoster for her Lion King design. Ryan McInerney came second with paintwork related to Scooby Doo and Renne Kuster was third with work based around Marvel.
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Winer Nicole Paternoster said: “It was great to win. I learnt a lot of new skills and this experience will definitely help me in the long run.”
Tutor Richard Glover said: “The students responded exceptionally well to this challenge and they were all very excited and supportive of each other throughout. This was a great way of helping them develop their skills and it also put into practice the knowledge and understanding they have gained from their course.
“We are naturally very grateful to John Grose and Movac. I know they were very impressed with what they saw.”
A total of nine prizes were handed out.