15th October 2019
Year 10 enjoyed a long weekend immersed in artistic activity in beautiful Cornwall. En-route we visited Roche Court in Salisbury where brilliant workshops by the dedicated staff got everyone’s creative minds going in preparation for our time in St Ives. We were staying in the Cohort Hostel, a perfect base, for an evening meal and a walk along the harbour. On Friday St. Ives School of Painting hosted workshops both in their studios and out and about on the stunning beaches and cliffs of Porthmeor. We were blessed with the most amazing good weather, and the clear blue waters and breath-taking views enthused us all. Visits to the Tate St. Ives, and the Barbara Hepworth museum followed, with further workshops, based on artworks in the collections, including artists Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and Naum Gabo. were all stretched by the workshops and activities challenged thinking, sketching and drawing skills. A real treat was in store, with many surprises around every corner, at the beautiful location of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Finally, The Eden Project – with the zip-wire for a few brave souls – was our last stop before home. The photos speak louder than words with respect to the artistic output of the weekend, but it is worth adding that it was a weekend escape that re-fuelled our souls as much as our creative minds.