Art Foundation and A’
Level art visited the Tate Modern in London
We all had a fantastic day and luckily the sun was shining for us! After heading out of Market Harborough on the train we arrived in London and walked along the Thames through the famous Borough Food Market to the Tate Modern.
Students really enjoyed walking through the interesting streets along the Thames to the Tate Modern past historical buildings and sites such as a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. We also saw many different types on boats from the
past to modern day on the Thames. All of these sights, smells, sounds, colours, viewpoints and experiences were very inspiring and interesting to the students.
After arriving at the Tate Modern we spent several hours looking carefully at the different exhibitions and paintings. We were amazed at all of the different ideas, materials and techniques that filled the rooms. From film, sound,
photography to huge three dimensional structures and abstract colourful paintings the students were inspired with how todevelop their own work back in the art class.
After lunch we crossed the Millennium Bridge with the amazing views of London over the Thames
and took the tube to Leicester Square. After visiting China Town we then went to the National
Gallery in Trafalger Square where we were able to look closely at paintings from 1600-1940’s. These were a complete contrast to the Tate Modern collection and we were able to contrast materials, techniques and subject matter in art
across time and place.
After a really successful art trip we were all ready for the train back to Brooke House College, full of ideas on how to develop our art work further in the future.
Mrs Lucy Clarke