Mrs Dale, Miss Green and Mrs Moore travelled to London last Friday with an enthusiastic group of 45 Art students. We left the academy at 4:30 am arriving safely in London by 11am. As we drove towards the centre of London we passed by Harrods, the amazing architecture of the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, then on towards the
Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the Millenium Wheel. For many this was their first trip to London and it was amazing to experience the contrast between our seaside town of Penzance and the city of London.
We arrived at Tate Britain and sketched our way around the permanent collections that included famous works by Monet, Turner, Van Gogh, Millais, Giacometti and Paolozzi.
Departing from the Tate, we arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral and then walked towards the Tate Modern, over the Millenium Bridge. This was a great vantage point for taking photos along the Thames, towards Tower Bridge and the contemporary glass ‘Shard’ building. The Tate Modern housed an impressive collection of works by artists including Picasso, Francis Bacon, Anthony Caro and a range of photography and installation work.
Leaving the city at 4pm we travelled back along the Thames, taking in all the sights before arriving back at the Academy at 12pm! A very long day, but truly worth it. A great day was had by all.