Twenty Year 12 and 13 Art and Photography students from Newton Abbot College travelled to Madrid for four days in February as part of their A Level Studies.
Staying next to the famous Parque del Retiro, the biggest park in the city, students took advantage of the myriad cultural experiences on offer, visiting the Royal Palace of El Pardo, Reina Sophia Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, taking the opportunity to study the incredible works of art on show including those by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.
The Art students took advantage of the famous works on show, sketching and taking notes to help inform their own pieces, whilst the Photography students applied their picture-taking skills, shooting the cultural landscape of the capital city. The trip is designed to allow students to enhance their understanding of artists and techniques to ultimately improve their grades at the end of their A Level studies.
The trip was a great success, as Year 13 student Art student, Hannah Bowden, explains: “Being able to see the famous artworks in real life was amazing. I also loved being surrounded by people who share the same love for Art as I do.”
Team Leader of Art, Julia Payne, was impressed with the students: “They all worked very hard sketching, taking notes and photographs for their exam projects. They were fantastic company and a true credit to Newton Abbot College.”
Being able to see the famous artworks in real life was amazing. I also loved being surrounded by people who share the same love for Art as I do.Hannah Bowden