What better way to inspire a group of GCSE art students than to spend the day absorbing the wonderful art on display at Tate Britain in the City of Westminster, London.  

The 38 boys, who made the trip on Wednesday 2 October, were able to make observation drawings directly from works in the gallery as part of their final rotation of their GCSE coursework. Among the group were 11 printmakers who visited the Prints and Drawings room where they were able to draw from works selected for this year’s coursework theme: ‘Man and Machine’.

A group of Fifth Form boys starting a drawing session in the Prints and Drawings Room in Tate Britain

In the main Tate galleries, the sculptors drew Epstein’s Rock Drill, while the painters worked from a range of paintings in the early 20th Century British art gallery. The boys worked hard and there were some impressive drawings made.

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