Art students visit Amsterdam

THE Woodroffe School’s art department recently took a group of sixth form students to Amsterdam to visit several exhibitions at art galleries, including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Eye, the Rembrandt Museum and Moco.

Spending time in Amsterdam also involved exploring other aspects of Dutch culture, including the food, landscape and nightlife with a canal cruise on the first night to take in all the architecture and landmarks.

Head of art Richard Vine said: “With sunny weather throughout our time there we were able to walk to and from many of the venues and see as much of the city in the time we had there.

“We walked past landmarks like the 16th century ‘Skinny Bridge’ and the Buddhist temple, as well as some of the more exotic sites in the city as we made our way from venue to venue.

“We also visited the Anne Frank House where we took part in their educational programme and learned about the historical background of the Frank family and their time in Holland before we moved through the house and secret annex.

“Much of what the students experienced has already started to filter into their work.”

Woodmead Halls
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