GSCE Artists Find Inspiration In Oxford
On Wednesday 22 January 28 GCSE Fine Art pupils visited the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums in Oxford.
The trip offered an opportunity to take photos and produce drawings and sketches from first hand observation, all of which could then be used as stimulus for their coursework portfolios.
Full of atmospheric galleries and artefacts from all corners of the world, the complex and diverse collections offered pupils plenty of choice. All worked exceptionally hard and came away with plenty of valuable inspiration.
Year 11 pupil, Hannah McBride, commented, “In the Pitt Rivers Museum, we saw many archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. The Ashmolean Museum displays a range of ancient and modern art and antiquities covering world civilisations, plus fine and applied arts. This trip was very beneficial and enjoyable, because we were able to take many photos and gain inspiration from what we saw, to influence our GCSE exams. Due to the unfortunate weather, we enjoyed our lunch sheltered on the steps of the Ashmolean, but it didn’t dampen our spirits!”
Head of Art, Paul Hubball, added, “It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip and the group were a pleasure to take out.”