This autumn term kicked off with Fashion and Textiles students heading to Manchester Museum. Their destination was the museum’s research centre, providing an immersive experience centred around the theme of ‘Existence.’ Students explored the extensive collections, ranging from fossils to intricate bones and coral. With keen eyes, they meticulously documented the fascinating array of artifacts. Among the treasures, the standout moment occurred when students encountered the skin of a sea cucumber, unexpectedly resembling fabric. This unusual source of inspiration sparked a wave of creativity, demonstrating how the most unexpected sources can fuel artistic practice.

Art Emergency recently paid Loreto College a visit that left students buzzing with excitement about their creative futures. Tian, our interviewer, engaged with a group of students, delving into their artistic passions and aspirations. The focus was on uncovering the ambitions of our budding artists. What makes this visit even more exciting is the potential for our students to be paired with creative professionals, who will serve as mentors, guiding and nurturing their talents. This invaluable opportunity opens doors for our students to explore and refine their artistic abilities under the guidance of industry experts.

A group of our Art students also embarked on an enlightening trip to the Articulation exhibition hosted at the Whitworth Art Gallery. This event is part of a national competition tailored for sixth formers, strategically designed to stimulate students’ interest and deepen their understanding of public speaking. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the trip, finding inspiration in the diverse artworks on display and relishing the opportunity to practice their research and presentation skills.

During this term, ten Photography students set out on an ongoing expedition to a confidential location in Manchester, tasked with documenting a groundbreaking development that promises to reshape the city’s creative scene. Equipped with cameras, the students were presented with cutting-edge AI drawings illustrating the final vision of the project. Guided by the site manager, they were granted exclusive access to the construction site, immersing themselves in the world of the builders shaping our city’s future. This hands-on experience allowed the students to capture the essence of the construction process, with a particular highlight being the vivid imagery of the angle grinder, sparks flying in a captivating display. We can’t wait to show you the end results!

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