THE international graffiti artist George Banks, a former student from Craven College, visited the college’s fashion department to demonstrate his working methods.

While at the Skipton college, he also gave a talk about how street art has been a means to bring many communities together in a positive way.

Sponsored by a high profile newspaper, he travelled the length and breadth of the UK teaching communities about street art and was eager to come to Craven College again.

All the year one and year two students created dresses with decorations inspired by graffiti techniques, and in response to the success of the workshop, the principle invited George to decorate the blank walls of the new Animal Management Building, commissioning themed imagery, and George did the work during the college open day.

Craven College’s fashion tutor Joan Murray said: “The students were captivated by the enthusiasm, skill and speed of the artist and motivated by George who explained how he followed his dream achieving the high profile commissions, for example at Paris Fashion week, that he has been able to do because of the current interest in street art and graffiti.”