School pupils design our Christmas cards

15th December 2011


Ayrshire Housing is pleased to have teamed up with twelve young artists at Tarbolton Primary School in designing its Christmas card.

They have designed  images for each of the twelve individual cards. Their striking images were produced at a master class led by graphic designer and Glasgow Art School teacher Neil McGuire.

Neil integrated each of the images into an overall concept which means that the association’s tenants  will receive one of the twelve cards at random.  Head teacher Jackie Blair says “I’m delighted to see the pupils’ enthusiasm transformed into print!” Each of the children received a pack of their printed design.

Here all the finished Christmas card designs!

As in previous years, Ayrshire Housing has been able to use part of its Christmas card budget to support worthy charities. For a second year, Ayrshire Housing has donated to the Ayr homelessness initiative Care and Share. Ayrshire Housing’s chair Paul Torrance was delighted to hand over a cheque for £500. He said “It’s good to see the range of excellent support and friendship that Care and Share provides to the people who visit its busy centre”.

Ayrshire Housing’s long-term designer Neil McGuire of After the News generously supported this year’s initiative by forgoing part of his fee. Neil says “I really enjoyed working with the children at Tarbolton. I think what they have produced is really good!”