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James Smart 9F contemplating  one of Mark Rothko's paintings
James Smart 9F contemplating one of Mark Rothko's paintings
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Several members of Thomas Cowley High School staff accompanied 48 year 9 and 10 art students to London to visit the Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery. 

In the Tate Modern the students were able to gather research and inspiration for their current and future projects.

Art teacher Mrs Roylance-Smith said: “By discovering their preferred style of art this will give the students more direction when working through their own ideas.”

After having lunch at the Tate, the party headed over to Trafalgar Square to the National Portrait Gallery where Year 9 students had the perfect opportunity to see the wide variety of portraiture art as they will be starting their portraiture project in term four.

“It was amazing to see the contrast between Victorian portraiture and the contemporary pieces,” added Mrs Roylance-Smith.

All the students had a very enjoyable visit with many eager to try out some of the ideas they had seen.