On 9th February, a group of Year 10 and 11 Art students spent the day in Birmingham gathering sketches and photographs for their upcoming exam projects.
After an early start to catch the coach, the first stop was Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Here the group explored the permanent collection as well as the temporary exhibition of more contemporary art, which was very popular:
‘When we arrived, we could immediately see how the whole of Birmingham was just jam-packed with amazing art, shapes and forms filling the surroundings. Then we went to the Art Gallery which held work by many amazing artists, with so much detail it was just jaw-dropping.’ – Charlie Tilt, Year 11
After a lunch break in the gallery, it was time to visit Birmingham’s amazing library. The students were really impressed by the architecture of the building itself, and enjoyed being able to view the whole of the city from the roof terrace:
‘The building reminded me of a wedding cake with all the different coloured tiers. In the yellow cylinder you could view Birmingham for miles and admire the real artistic charm of the city.’ – Sara Cameron, Year 11.
The group walked back through the city centre via the canals at Brindley Place, and after a long day were very happy to have a bit of time to explore The Bullring shopping centre and find some dinner before heading back to the coach.
We look forward to seeing the artwork that this group produce later in the term inspired by their trip!