Fine Arts College Explore European Cultural Heritage

There is no substitute for seeing art and architecture in situ and this year Fine Arts College have organised four study trips that offer students the unique opportunity to see Europe’s highest artistic achievements, under the inspirational guidance of specialist tutors. The trips include important artistic cities, such as Vienna and Ghent, and itineraries focus on enriching educational activities that allow students to experience first hand how art can bridge history and the present day, revealing our shared cultural heritage.
In March, the Upper Sixth History of Art students embarked on a study trip to Florence and Siena in search of some of Europe’s most revered art and architecture. A fantastic opportunity to see some of the subjects of their upcoming A level exams, students were most impressed by the Duomo, the Santa Maria Novella (containing a crucifix by Giotto and a Strozzi altarpiece), and the world renowned Uffizi Gallery, which hosts paintings by Giotto, Cimabue, Duccio and Simone Martini.

This May, first year A level students will be journeying to Madrid to enjoy the outstanding art galleries of the Spanish capital, including the Museo del Prado whose collection contains not only the majestic royal paintings of Velázquez and the famous Las Pinturas Negras (The Black Paintings) of Goya, but also numerous paintings by other major European artists.

Fine Arts College aims to find something exceptional in our students, through giving them the freedom to learn. The college encourages a community atmosphere in which students’ talents and ambitions are supported. They also provide a real and unique bridge between school and university.

Fine Arts College is a part of the Dukes Education group.  Dukes Education delivers high-quality education to students of all ages, helping them develop personal and academic excellence and gain entrance to top independent schools and leading UK and US universities.

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