Over half term, our Fifth Form (Year 11) artists spent four days in the beautiful Cornish town of St Ives.
Established as a centre of 20th Century Modernism after the Second World War, the town is still home to many studios and galleries and it’s no surprise that the beautiful landscape and unique light continue to attract contemporary artists today.
The pupils visited the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Tate Gallery overlooking Porthmeor Beach, in addition to some of the many other independent galleries in town.
The highlight for many pupils was the day they spent with one of the four artists who ran day-long workshops; Faye Dobinson, Judy Buxton, Sophie Capron and Kate Walters gave them an insight into their lives as professional artists and helped them produce paintings and drawings inspired by their own practice.
They also managed to fit in some landscape painting in the stunning sunshine at Cape Cornwall and some night-time painting in St. Ives harbour.
The St Ives trip culminated with a stop off at the Eden Project on the way back to Worcester. The pupils worked hard throughout the trip, often working late into the night, completing sketchbooks and compiling work that will contribute to their GCSE Art coursework.
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