On Friday 29th September, all A Block pupils studying Art and Textiles went to the Tate Modern in Liverpool. This was a great chance to look at some of the original pieces done by the artists we have been studying so far for are GCSE course.
Despite the early start and the traffic-filled journey we made it to the Tate Modern in perfect time for our talk with one of the museum curators. This talk was about what modern art is and about how it started. We saw many different works of art ranging from a Picasso to a Lichtenstein pop art exhibition. The talk was very engaging and was the perfect start to a busy day of drawing.
Throughout the day we created nine separate drawings of works around the museum. Five of these were concentrated on the museum’s permanent collection. We did line drawings, sketches, annotated work, and a tonal study.
We had the once in a life-time opportunity to see an exhibition of Otto Dix and August Sanders portraits. It was interesting to see in real life the portraits we had studied and some we had already recreated.
After this we had the opportunity to walk around the river docks which was great fun and gave us a great chance to see the beautiful dock and boats. Following this we did some more drawings and souvenir buying.
Overall it was a great day and we all really enjoyed this once in a life time opportunity to see the original pieces we are studying. It was a great trip so a big thanks to all those involved who spent a lot time and effort making this trip possible for us.
Kate Newbould and Evie Lownds (4A)