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Art Trips

Posted on: 02/12/2022

Students learn best when they can see, hear, and experience things first-hand and which is why educational trips are an essential part of Art education. This half term we have arranged several trips to help our students learn more about their themes and support cultural enrichment and wider social development.

Year 10 GCSE National Portrait Gallery

Year 10 Photography students visited The National Portrait Gallery to see the Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize 2022 which is a leading international competition celebrating and promoting the best in contemporary photography. The purpose of the trip was to explore different photographic techniques and ideas, linking to their topic of 'identity’. Students had the opportunity to explore the characteristics that determine our personal identity. Looking at how artists question stereotypes and conventions while exploring attributes such as gender, sexuality, race, nationality and heritage.

Year 9 GCSE Kew Garden

The Year 9 GCSE students visited Kew Garden. Their theme this term is Natural Form and this provided a perfect place to explore the wonders of nature. Students were able to draw scenic vistas and beautiful blooms. There are so many great inspirations and opportunities across the gardens. This was a great opportunity to bring nature to life through drawings and photography.

Year 11/C6 GCSE Frieze Art Fair

Year 11 3D and C6 art students visited The Frieze Sculpture Park exhibition - featuring 19 large-scale works by artists including John Giotto and Ugo Rondinone. Students were given the opportunity to explore a broad range of materials and techniques to record artists' work.

Year 10 GCSE Art Tate Britain

The Art students visited Tate Britain to view a series of Henry Moore’s sculptures exploring his organically shaped, abstract, stone figures from different angles and looking at how he employed shapes to make comparisons between the human figure and nature. In contrast, also on view was Hew Locke’s dramatic installation ‘the procession’

The Procession invites visitors to ‘reflect on the cycles of history, and the ebb and flow of cultures, people and finance and power.’

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