Trinkets and Treasures from Oxford
Our first year group recently travelled to Oxford on an excursion that kick-started the latest project 'Encounters and Experiences'. The day began with a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Collection, where students gathered images for research and ideas for personal work. After plenty of observation drawing and photography, some time was allowed for an exploration of the city's many colleges, covered market and renowned walkways. The atmosphere was buoyed up with a real celebratory vibe as university students celebrated the end of the Hilary term and exams with confetti and cream sprayed over their gowns. In the afternoon, things returned to a more studious mood in the Ashmolean Museum. Students continued their investigation by drawing from an exhibition showcasing modernist artwork from Degas to Picasso. Overall, the day offered plenty of inspiration and imagery for our students to expand on in future lessons.