Amsterdam Art Trip

At the end of a long Lent Term a mixed group of L6, U6, IB and A Level Artists and Photographers set off for a creative long weekend in Amsterdam. This was the first overseas art trip since lockdown, so all participants were excited to get going and make the most of the myriad of inspirational galleries, sights and places they were due to visit.

A packed itinerary was lined up, but their first activity allowed them to relax and familiarise themselves with the unique city, taking a historic canal cruise in the balmy evening light. Lively local restaurants were visited every evening, allowing all to mix and enjoy the great atmosphere and local foods. Days were packed with visits to galleries such as the huge Rijksmuseum, modern Stedelijk, funky MOCO, iconic Van Gogh and stylish FOAM photography gallery.

Sunday was spent an hour out of the city, at a National park and Kroller Muller sculpture park and gallery collection. All the students circulated the grounds together, reflecting on the varied large scale 3d work, and then used the 20th century works housed inside to extend and enrich their own portfolios of work. The bicycles were also very popular!

All in all, the art group benefitted from a fast paced, lively, friendly, artistic three days and agreed that the trip had been an incredible experience for them all.