Out and about with the Art Department
Always on the look out for inspiration for their Art projects, our students are exposed to lots of external influences. Fortunately they don't have to go far from Aldenham to gain stimulus when they visit the many London galleries, museums and surrounding exhibition sites.
Natural History Museum: In September, Year 11 visited the Natural History Museum to research, sketch and photograph sources for their GCSE Coursework. Their main project is about Animals so the main Mammals room was a great place to collect ideas for their practical work. Students will use their research to create sketchbook pages of their visit and base practical work on their primary sources.
Henry Moore: Year 10 visited the Henry Moore gardens and studio at Perry Green in September. Their visit marked the beginning of the GCSE course and their Natural Forms project. Students had a lovely day learning about Henry Moore and using their sketchbooks to draw his sculptures and annotate pages about Moore’s techniques and media. The sun even came out for the group.
Serpentine and Tate Modern: A Level Art students visited both Serpentine Galleries in the morning of the 4th October before heading to the new Tate Modern in the afternoon. They were exposed to many contextual references and were encouraged to explore various contemporary artists to support their coursework projects.