Graphic Design students from Pendleton Sixth Form College explore Amsterdam’s rich art heritage
14 February 2020
This week Graphic design students travelled to Amsterdam to explore the rich variety of art that Amsterdam has to offer.
Explaining the reason behind the trip, Graphic Design teacher Jen Craven, said: “I organised this during the last academic year for the first year Graphics Vocational students who are now in their second year and approaching their FMP.”
“Amsterdam was an ideal destination for art and design with lots to see and do and I really wanted to organise a residential trip that will benefit the students in their final major project and give them fantastic life experience.”
Over the course of the trip, the students took part in a large number of trips, visits and activities. The group was able to visit the Palace of the Dam to view the magnificent sculptures, art, paintings and architecture.
Other activities that they took part in were:
- A visit to an established design agency called Engine Branding. I spoke to Emmanuel on the phone prior to the trip and they agreed to do a 3-hour workshop regarding memories of their Amsterdam trip.
- A canal cruise at night to capture photography of the city at night.
- A visit to the Stedelijk museum of Modern Art.
- A visit to the Rijksmuseum featuring painting such as the nights watch and artists such as Rembrandt.
- A visit to the MoCo museum to see the Banksy exhibition, Warhol and Keith Haring’s work.
- A short visit to the Eye film museum to look at the buildings architecture and explore inside.
As well as viewing famous pieces of work, students were able to tour around the exciting street art and graffiti that has inspired many.
If you would like to find out more about studying graphic design, come to the Pendleton Sixth Form College open event on Thursday 12th March. Click here to register for tickets.