Visual Arts students at Solihull Sixth Form College travelled to Madrid over half-term to take in the art and culture of the Spanish capital city.
Students from the A level Fine Art, Graphics and Photography courses joined others studying BTEC Art & Design as they visited a series of galleries and museums and studied the architecture of the city. This included visiting the Caixa Museum, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Museo Del Prado.
They also went to the Royal Palace Madrid, undertook a walking tour of the city and visited the home stadium of Real Madrid Football Club, known as the Bernabeu. There was some downtime for the students too and they were able to visit the El Rastro Flea Market and enjoy churros at the Chocolateria Sans Gines.
Creative Arts Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw commented:
“Visual Arts students are offered the chance to visit a major European city as part of their A level or BTEC studies every year. This year Madrid was the destination and the art, architecture and culture of this fabulous city will inspire the students in their own creative work this year. I can’t wait to see how they incorporate what they saw into their portfolios.”
This fieldtrip follows hot on the heels of another fieldtrip closer to home. Students visited the Ikon Gallery and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in October.
Anyone interested in finding out more about our Visual Arts courses is invited to sign up for the College’s next Open Evening on Wednesday 27 November (5.00 – 8.00pm, last entry at 7.30pm). All prospective students must be accompanied by a parent or other adult and pre-registration is open here.
6 November 2019