Artists studying their A-levels spent a day exploring London’s top galleries as they looked to some of the world’s most well-renowned works for inspiration.
The trip is designed to provide excellent visual and contextual reference material that informs the development of their A-level portfolio.
Pupils explored Tate Britain and along with the excellent Frank Auerbach exhibition, they got the opportunity to view their permanent collection. They visited Tate Modern before heading to the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, where they sketched and studied the vast variety of art on display.
Head of Art and Design Mr Richard Davies explained why the annual trip is always so worthwhile:
The opportunity to see art in such auspicious surroundings is hugely important when trying to understand the work. Time can be spent studying techniques as well as seeing the impact factors such as size have in conveying a message. Despite arriving back in Stockport feeling weary, the day was a resounding success and will no doubt have an impact on the subsequent pieces that are produced.