St Ives Trip
After The overwhelming successes of our Paris Summer Art Trip, we decided to add another trip to our department calendar.
We stayed in the recently refurbished YHA Penzance, which proved to be the perfect place to stay, with a warm welcome from our hosts and art students from other schools.
Saturday was sunny with not a cloud insight, perfect for a visit to the Tate, which is situated next to a beautiful beach. The main exhibition was of the work of Dexter Dalworth, a Bristol artist, and he proved inspirational for all our students.
This was followed by sketching and photography in St Ives Bay-as well as fish and chips and ice cream. The evening was occupied by light drawing on the beach and photo’s of the hood lit St Micheal’s Mount.
Sunday was a visit to Mousehole and more sketching, in bracing cold winds. The pretty village, with a great deal of character, gave the students plenty of ideas for their art work.
The sixth form were excellent value and all would agree the trip was a great success on many levels, and will definitely be repeated next year.