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St Ives Inspires A-Level Students

We travelled to St Ives in Cornwall for a four day art trip as it is renowned worldwide for its community of artists. St Ives has been famous for its artists from world war two to the present day.

Due to St Ives location it gets nearly more sunlight than any other part of the United Kingdom which makes all the colours extremely vivid and crisp.

On our first full day we spent the day at the St Ives school of Painting doing a series of workshops. We spent the morning doing a life drawing class which was a first for most of us, and in the afternoon doing a landscape workshop with oil paints and wooden boards.

On Friday we visited Barbara Hepworths house and sculpture garden for a guided tour by a local artist. In the afternoon we went to Tate St Ives to look round the Aquatopia exhibition to get inspiration for our final pieces as the exhibition revolved around the sea.

On our final morning we had a tour around the world renowned Leach Pottery and learnt all about its history and the firing process which was very interesting as we all new very little about pottery.

Harry Hastings (Lower Sixth, Swift)








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