Sunday 25th June 2017

A-Level Artists Inspired by Gallery Visits

A-level Art students have settled in well and have embarked on three gallery visits around the city of Liverpool.

The students have been gathering ideas, creating artwork in situ and exploring the 2D and 3D media used by a wide variety of artists. They were all amazed by the scale of the paintings in The Walker Art Gallery on William Brown Street, where we viewed the fantastic John Moores painting prize competition work.

The World Museum holds the 'New Contemporaries' exhibition this year and our art students debated the quality, themes and techniques used by the 55 graduates exhibiting in this marvellous space on the second floor.

Last Friday we went to the Tate gallery at the Albert Dock to gather research, create sketches, discuss methods and explore the vast variety of artwork on our doorstep.

As the Liverpool Biennial comes to an end this week the students have thankfully been able to visit, view and be part of International Contemporary artwork created specifically for our city.

All students had to write up formal reviews of their visits with images and drawings created to form part of their coursework. They are now working on practical coursework and the primary visits to the galleries and museums has enabled them to gain confidence, hopefully work larger and to experiment with various media, just like the artwork they have seen.

Well done to you all.

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Pandemic (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Science, Geography

Meaning: An epidemic that sweeps across continents or the whole world.

For example: "Scientists are working hard to ensure the world does not see another viral pandemic."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

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