Today, 30 Y7 students visited the National Portrait Gallery. They explored and enjoyed the vast portrait collections on display including work by contemporary artists such as Antony Gormley, Luc Tymons, Marlene Dumas, and Michael Craig Martin to mention but a few. During the visit, the students participated in drawing and investigation exercises inspired by the work they had seen. This trip was inspired by the current Y7 autumn visual arts curriculum which focuses on drawing and portraiture. The students enjoyed their experience and participated in discussions relating to the contrasts in styles of work they had seen. Aside from the learning, students also commented that the trip had given them the opportunity to make new friends. – Art really is amazing.