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Inspiring Creativity in Art and Photography Students

Posted at 11:42 am on 6th March, 2018

Year 11 students visit Liverpool galleries and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Recent trips for Year 11 Art and Photography students to Liverpool galleries and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park have inspired creativity and helped them prepare for 2018 examinations.

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On 31st January, the students visited Liverpool Tate art gallery as well as the Open Eye Gallery.  The visits were part of their preliminary research and preparation for their 2018 examination.

Art students saw firsthand the artwork of Roy Lichtenstein as well as a number of other artists and artefacts that supported their research and ideas.  In addition to this, both Art and Photography students documented their day, with photos, sketches and notes.

Miss Niebel, Assistant Leader of Creative Technologies, said: “The trip to Liverpool was an engaging and inspirational day that went down a storm with both students and staff.”

Then on 2nd February, the students travelled to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  They focused on capturing light and dark images, as well the human figure for the art exam. The students also participated in a workshop around sketching, photographing and engaging with all the sculptures around the park and completed the day by creating their own abstract sculptures.

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Miss Niebel added:  “The activities extended students cultural awareness and provided an alternative form of expression through sculpture. It gave them an idea of large scale work as well as creating shape and form in a conceptual way. Students also used materials they had not previously worked with before and were challenged to problem solve throughout the day.”

Year 11 Joshua Bridgeman said:

“Visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, we were welcomed by exhilarating sculptures.  It really helped me, as a photography student, to see different sculptures that unique artists had created from simple animal-like sculptures to man-made structures out of steampunk accessories.  All of which were unusual but highly interesting in their own ways. For me, the best part about the trip was being inspired by other artists, who created wonderful pieces that embodied their creative ideas, and using these in my work and final pieces.”

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