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Art Trips

Posted on: 16/11/2021

This term the Art department has focused on organising school trips for our art students. We know students learn best when they can see, hear, and experience things first-hand. Multi-sensory learning is an important part of the art department and they can also support cultural enrichment and wider social development, and to provide an opportunity for first-hand research. We have taken our art students on several trips this term.


Y11 Graphics - Brand Museum

Y11 Graphic students went on a trip to the Brand museum to look at lots of well known household brands and learn about how they changed over the years. Students had the opportunity to look at brands dating back from the Victorian times until the 2020s; and even a special collection of album covers from the nineties until now. Our young graphic designers used the opportunity to carry out some research about sustainability in both packaging and graphic design - which they then used to inform their current project about the WWO.


Y10 Graphics - Natural History Museum

Y10 Graphics students went on a trip to the Natural History Museum to produce life drawings and study the anatomy of different animals. The students are currently working on illustrations for the Jungle Book, so they were challenged to explore the museum to find life- size taxidermies of their assigned animals, carefully observe, photograph from different angles and create quick sketches. At the end of the day, we also had a little bit of time for some wandering around the Dinosaurs exhibit and experiencing what an Earthquake feels like!


Y10 Art - Tate Museum

Y10 Art students visited the Tate Modern to find inspiration for their current projects about Identity. Students had the chance to explore the work of artists they were personally interested in, and took loads of photographs to create first hand research and support the development of their project.


C6 UAL - Science Museum and V&A

Sixth form UAL students had the opportunity to visit both the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum to undertake first- hand research for their current projects. Students were given freedom to explore the museums according to their personal interests and themes they are portraying with their projects.


Y10 Photography - National Portrait Gallery

Y10 Photography students had the chance to visit the provisional site for the National Portrait Gallery in Cromwell Place (currently being used while the National Portrait Gallery is undergoing construction works). Students attended the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - an annual exhibition of portrait photography, to which thousands of works are submitted by photographers all over the country. There are high standards for all the shortlisted artists, and this provided students with an excellent opportunity to gather inspiration for their photographic projects.

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