Our Art trip to St Ives was both exciting and inspiring. We gained insights into what it is like to be a working artist in the modern world, meeting local artists including the fantastic Naomi Frears, whose studio was once occupied by Francis Bacon. We explored different ways of working, from making paper sculptures inspired by the sculptures in Barbara Hepworth’s beautiful garden, to drawing complex landscapes and sculpting with sand. We learnt about the history of the town and its artists at Tate St Ives, responding to the work of Peter Lanyon and Bryan Wynter and the Modernist period. We also learnt the useful art of keeping our tuna sandwiches away from the seagulls!
Our time in Cornwall was an unforgettable experience and we look forward to developing our ideas back at school. Thank you to the Art Department for giving us this wonderful opportunity - we can’t wait to return.
Charlotte, Evie, Emily, Rhea and Trista, Year 11