Just before half term, the Art Department was pleased to offer KS4 and KS5 Art students the opportunity to experience a three-night, four-day residential trip to Cornwall. Cornwall’s beautiful and rugged coastline, idyllic harbour towns and amazing natural light has attracted world class artists for centuries, and continues to serve as inspiration for countless artists and makers. Arguably England’s creative corner, the region is home to a number of thriving arts schools and intriguing coastal galleries, from the majestic Tate St Ives to the picturesque Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance.
This trip gave 45 Art students the opportunity to experience the beautiful Cornish coastline settings and beaches for primary source sketching, photography and painting alongside the opportunity to visit Tate St. Ives; The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gallery; The Newlyn Gallery & The Exchange and Penlee House.
The students created a selection of outstanding pieces of Artwork and sketchbook work which will be an invaluable addition to their coursework portfolios. So many gallery staff, members of the public and staff at the youth hostel where we stayed commented on the outstanding artwork and behaviour of our students; they were an absolute pleasure!