Graphic Design students find inspiration at Art exhibition

19th April 2022

Graphic Design students from Stratford-upon-Avon College have taken a trip to a local Art Gallery to get inspiration for their final major projects.

Students from both the first and second-year of the Graphic Design course visited Compton Verney, a historic house and art gallery in Warwickshire. The students explored the house and grounds and visited a range of exhibitions to get exposure and inspiration from a huge range of sources.

Cam Hawker taking photo
Student Cameron Hawker was one of a group of students who was inspired by the site

The students saw a variety of work including a portrait exhibition. The artists used a range of mediums including drawing, painting and even making images out of electrical tape. This visit aimed to inspire students and give them ideas for their next major projects.

The students benefitted from a range of exhibitions

Student James Hedderman really enjoyed the trip: “The art inspired by Chinese culture was great! I had not seen work like it before as it was using material from other places that I haven’t been exposed to.” Chloe Smith added: “It was really nice to go out and see so many new things to be inspired by!”

Graphic Design lecturer, Helen Wright, described how helpful this type of trip is for the students: “It is so valuable to be exposed to such a wide range of work and to experience art and design outside of a college environment. There were a whole range of mediums to explore and even showing how the art was applied to items in the shop more commercially is something the students can learn from!”

Find out more about the College's Graphic Design course: Graphic Design course