Illustrator's workshop proves popular with children

 Feb 15, 2017

More than 50 children took part in a workshop hosted by The Sorting Office's Denise Hughes to create designs for a new mural that will brighten up a graffiti-blighted underpass in Eastleigh.

Illustrator Denise worked with the children to create colourful flowers that will be featured in a mural she is designing for a commission by Eastleigh Borough Council. The mural will be used to brighten up a shabby underpass currently covered in graffiti which runs under the M3 and links Velmore to the Nightingale School, Aviary Estate and Fleming Park.

The project is being supported by Eastleigh Local Area Committee and First Wessex Housing Association.

"It was great to see so many children turn up for the workshop," said Denise. "They produced some really interesting and colourful work which will look super with my background design.

"I'm hoping that the mural will lighten and brighten the underpass and make it fit in better with the area better, because the surroundings are now so lovely around the parkland development.

"The area has been subject to graffiti in the past so I wanted to get the community involved in the project in the hopes tehy'll really look after it."