Barcelona Creatives

Posted at 2:29 pm on 13th November, 2018

Year 11 GCSE Art students extended their classroom studies with a whirlwind creative and artistic centred visit to the vibrant city of Barcelona. This enrichment activity has been provided to allow students to gain inspiration for their GCSE coursework projects.

Barcelona6.jpgThe trip incorporated sites around the city which allowed the students to experience the creative arts” up close and personal”. Firstly they visited Park Guell, designed by Antoni Gaudi, where they had the opportunity to see architecture like they may never have seen before. From the colourful mosaics to the amazing view of the city, our students had a plethora of photo opportunities.

From here they had a guided tour of Segrade Familia, another of Guadi’s master pieces. Once of the most prominent and popular monuments in Spain, they were all inspired by the design, fantastic lighting and even the 3D printer in the basement. The evening led into a Tapas Tour, exploring the culinary delights Barcelona had to offer.     

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The later part of the trip including a walking tour of the quieter City of Girona. Enjoying a rewarding walk along the beautiful Onyar River, with its colourful buildings. Students had the opportunity to explore the many bridges, the Jewish Quarter and the medieval walls.

Finally before departing for the airport the group visited The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. This showcased a range of contemporary Art from around the world that inspired and engaged the students.


Miss Bate, Art and DT Teacher commented: ‘The Barcelona trip has built the girls aspirations within design. The have collected outstanding research material that will lead onto some outstanding projects.’

Mrs Foxley, Head of Art and DT said: ‘The students got to experience a wide spectrum of Art, it is everywhere in Barcelona. From walking the Spanish streets to peering at the artefacts in the galleries, they definitely completed their daily steps.. and more!’

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