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Street Artist Causes A Stir Outside Colleges

Friday September 6 2013


Raychel McGuin Raychel McGuin


A STREET artist has been inspiring visitors to Barnsley College with her pavement art.

Former student Raychel McGuin was asked to create inspirational messages in chalk on the pavements outside the Old Mill Lane Campus and Barnsley Sixth Form College as students came to enrol to courses starting this new academic year.

Raychel, of Darton, has been passionate about art from an early age and specialises in many mediums including acrylics, oil and watercolours.

She has been amazed by the attention she has had whilst creating the artwork outside the colleges.

She said: "It’s been really nice to have people stop and appreciate what I’ve been doing. I just hope it doesn’t rain as the drawings should last all week to inspire new students."

Mel Jenkinson, head of recruitment at Barnsley College, said embracing individuality and creativity was important to the college and students benefited from being in a creative environment.

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Reply Posted by Stefanie on Tuesday September 10 2013 at 17:22
Even with the current rain, the chalk hasn't fully washed away. It's beautiful, I pass it 4 times a day mon-fri. I see so many people smiling at it.