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Art and inspiration in Venice for Sixth Formers

12th November 19

A level students studying Art and Design and Three Dimensional Design visited Venice over half term to take in the contemporary visual arts exhibition.

Students were organised into small ‘family’ groups who would decide each day which exhibitions they wanted to go and see. Students were also given plenty of time to reflect on what they’d seen, and add to their sketch books, while taking in the amazing Venetian scenery from some of it’s fine cafes.

Sam Y12

“I loved the Fortuny exhibition. I loved his style of painting and it’s something I’ll be using as inspiration for my A level projects and I’ve even tried painting in oils since the trip which was a first for me. Venice itself was beautiful, everywhere you turned looked like a postcard. As well as the art inspiration, the trip was a great opportunity to get to know other students across Y12 & 13.”

Madeleine Y13

“I found just being in Venice was pretty amazing. I loved the shrines you found on the streets and I’m basing my project work on them. I also discovered video artist Arthur Jafa. I hadn’t seen any of his stuff before and I loved it. The best thing about the trip was talking to our teachers about the exhibitions and seeing them be so inspired, it was infectious.”

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