Art trips inspire creativity

To help pupils gather source material to support their practical work, the Art Department take budding artists on a number of trips throughout the year for inspiration.

Earlier this term, five of our Lower Sixth artists visited Castlefield Basin, Spinningfields and the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre where they took photographs and gathered ephemera.

With bridges, buildings and boats amongst the potential pieces to sketch, the pupils had a great deal of material to work with.

Later in the term, pupils visited Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery in the capital to see works, such as Rachel Whiteread’s exhibition, at close hand.

Pupils from across the year groups also have the opportunity to visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum Liverpool and Tate Liverpool to further enhance their studies.

A new trip for this year is the planned visit to Amsterdam in February 2018. The two day trip will see the girls and boys view some of the city’s famous art galleries, including The Rijksmuseum, The Stedelijk, The Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum and time will also be spent seeing some of the Dutch capital’s landmarks.

The outcomes of many of these trips will be seen in the annual Art Exhibition which will be held in May next year.

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