Sixth Form Art & Photography students enjoyed a fantastic trip to London during January. We started off with a visit to the Saatchi Gallery for the current ‘Painters’ Painters’ exhibition. We were given a brief introductory talk from a member of the gallery staff and then were able to explore the exhibition of contemporary painters for ourselves. Our Fine Art students enjoyed looking at the variety of painting techniques and approaches while the Photographers in our group used the gallery and exhibition space to experiment with some creative photography compositions and techniques.
Next we took the tube to the V & A Museum where we spent the afternoon sketching and taking photographs from the vast collections there. Students were encouraged to explore the museum independently in order to choose the areas of interest and research for themselves.
We had a great day and the students really benefitted from the opportunity to experience art works, artefacts and architecture first hand. Their research will inform their studies as they continue with their A Level courses.