Young artists tour of Tuscany

Ten of our most gifted students recently returned from a Renaissance-inspired trip to Tuscany

Evelyn Green, Anastasia Cholakova-Pereira, Jessica Lowe, Lydia Houghton, Sophie Beckingham, Abigail Burkinshaw, Anya-Leiah Ashton, Isobel Wallis, Helena Koukouvitaki and Lucy Evans were each selected to attend the prestigious Gifted and Talented Italian Art tour, which involves young artists from across Cheshire and the Wirral.

Art and photography teacher Simon Davies, who is also director of the tour, said:  “The trip to Tuscany is an incredible opportunity for our enthusiastic and very able students to see the work of artists from the period of late Medieval and Renaissance art. 

“Students are expected to do a lot of research, even before leaving for Italy, and worked long hours into the night while in Italy to complete their work, which requires a huge amount of discipline.”

As part of the tour, the students were asked to design and make a Renaissance collar as well as spending whole days drawing the scenic landscape.

The tour included visits toSienna, San Supolcro, Monterchi and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to see first-hand the work of Renaissance artists.

A Tuscany follow on workshop will take place on the 1st and 2nd of December when the students will develop ideas and images from their Tuscany experience into larger pieces. 

The eventual exhibition of all the finished pieces, sketchbooks and costume work will go on display at the Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich on December 11th.


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