Last week, our Year 7 students spent a day at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire. It was a very rewarding and fun day with plenty of opportunities for looking at and making Art and luckily even the weather was on our side! We had a wonderful tour and workshop and it will certainly be a trip that we will repeat in years to come. We now look forward to receiving our Artwork from the day once it has all dried and been put in the post and will be putting it on display in school.
Wendy Rawding, Head of Art Years 7-11
Here’s an account of the day from two of our students:
Seth – “After an hour-long coach journey full of chats, conversations and Latin conjugations we arrived at Compton Verney excited about what Wendy had in store for us. We started the day looking at how simple shapes could make very complicated designs. Then we had to try to draw some hard designs. We then moved onto another room where I drew a teapot but other people drew eggs, fish and some chickens appeared too. The last room was based on enlarged objects that were used for signs for shops when people could not read. We then had all the drawings we needed and were ready for the afternoon. After lunch we printed the best drawing of the ones we’d drawn earlier in the day. We printed our pictures onto a big sheet and then we decorated the border. I found it so interesting to find out how to do printing. We then got on the coach reminiscing about the fun day we just had.”
Maddy – “We had a great time at Compton Verney and loved looking around at all the art work. We enjoyed having a go at screen printing and sketching pieces in the Museum. During the trip we learnt awesome art skills and saw some amazing art work. Overall we enjoyed the whole trip!”