Children are taking part in a four week art course to create their own murals.

Taking place at Enfield Town Library, in Church Street, children aged between eight and eleven will be creating the wall paintings about the life of a tree.

Children’s illustrator and author Jane Ray will lead groups of up to ten children over four mornings each week.

Ms Ray said: “The children will learn a great deal as they explore. They will be finding out about birds, insects and squirrels that inhabit trees; learning about the leaves and blossom, looking at the shapes and network of branches as the seasons change.

"I am looking forward to meeting the children and getting the work organised.”

The project is funded by a grant from the Arts Council

Ms Ray added: “We aim to recreate the subtlety of colours that we see in the changing leaves as the seasons pass and will be using sparkling materials, gold and silver, to give a jewel-like quality to the murals showing how our seasons can shimmer and shiver.”

Councillor Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for education, children’s services, protection and libraries, said: “What a brilliant project. The four murals will be a constant reminder that Enfield is a borough with hundreds of beautiful trees and over the four weeks the children will learn so much from the research they will be doing.

“We shall have an unveiling in October when the murals have been positioned in the children’s library. They will add interest to the library and show how much can be achieved through imagination and creativity.”