On Monday 20th June, The year 10 art class visited Courtauld Gallery in Central London. The girls made their way on public transport to Embankment along with Ms Brown and Ms Fearon. The girls participated in a portraiture and identity workshop, this linked to their identity project which is part of their GCSE coursework. They saw many portraits in different styles by different artists, starting with historical portraits, and then moving though to impressionism and finally contemporary artworks. They did different activities such as: drawing with the wrong hand and drawing with both hands at the same time.
Later on, the girls got to have a look at an exhibition of abstract paintings called ‘spirit drawings’. The students got to explore the rest of the gallery, seeing paintings by famous artists such as Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, which they have studied in lessons. Overall, it was a very interesting and enjoyable day.