Art Trip to Florence

two Level 12 students formed part of a group of students who attended this year’s art trip to Florence organised by St Martin’s College. Yu Dong and Veronica Micallef are currently studying Art A level at our sixth form and throughout this trip they had the opportunity to see some important art works that form part of their syllabus. The trip also included visits to the Uffizzi, the Pitti Palace and the Accademia Museum. Our students also participated in a number of workshops at the Leonardo da Vinci Art Academy in Florence where they were taught how to make a tempera painting, a fresco and engraving. They also had the opportunity to observe the original famous Florence Baptistry doors and Michelangelo’s “Deposition” at the Museo dell Opera dell’ Duomo. Veronica and Yu visited a temporary exhibition at the Strozzi Palace, ‘Verrochio, the Master of Leonardo’, that included over 120 works including paintings, sculptures and drawings, with loans from over seventy important museums and private collections around the world. A trip to Pisa and Siena also formed part of this trip.