A-level Art students visited London to visit the Tate Modern and to study architecture.
We took public transport to London, visiting the Tate Modern first. This is a great art gallery that has wide variety of artwork, some famous work by Monet, Rothko and Picasso and also contemporary art.
It is important for art students to look and become inspired by the work of others. Art must be experienced in person to truly get a sense of its magnitude and it improves their critical thinking skills. With such a wide and diverse range of art work the students had the ability to take ownership of their own learning and develop and explore their own curiosities.
Afterwards we walked to St Pauls Cathedral and explored the modern architecture around the City of London. The students took photographs of the buildings and were especially impressed by the modern architecture of the Lloyd’s Bank building designed by Richard Rogers and the Gherkin by Ken Shuttleworth.
The students used their experiences as inspiration for their ‘Opposites’ project.
“It was a great day. I thoroughly enjoyed the freedom to look and choose artwork that inspired me.” – Tarena.
“It was so good to work out of the classroom. There is so much to be inspired about. The architecture is so impressive.” – Nurdina.
“The Tate Modern is an excellent gallery. I found some the modern artwork really interesting and especially loved the light sculptures.” – Layla.
“It was brilliant to see the students so enthusiastic about the artwork. They were so independent with their choices of interest and I know this has provided them with lots of inspiration for their own work. We are lucky to have London so nearby, there are many opportunities to see and experience different things. The huge variety of architecture is awe inspiring, we can walk from one place that is full of history and heritage and then walk in another direction to be dominated by modern architecture. It’s great!” Mrs Swift Head of Art
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