Photography students from Stratford-upon-Avon College were recently delighted to take their first course related trip in nearly 18 months due to disruption caused by the pandemic.
First and second year students from the photography course took a day trip to Birmingham to visit the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA); an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of exhibitions, events and workshops.
Not only did this allow the students to be out and experiencing Art in a different setting, but also to see works by a range of different artists in a range of different mediums; for example pottery, painting and printworks.
Photography lecturer Nick Priest commented: “Finally visiting a gallery in Birmingham was great! And the staff there were happy to see us and have a full gallery!”
The students started off with a gallery visit and then went out to shoot pictorial and editorial shots around Birmingham as part of their current assignment brief.
The students enjoyed their day immensely with one commenting: “It was so great to actually be out on an actual trip. Part of the job will be going on location so it’s really great that this is a part of our College experience again!”
And it was not only the students happy to be back out. Photography lecturer Sophie Jolly also was happy the trips had restarted. “It was the first trip out in nearly a year and a half for the staff and students, and it was enjoyed by all.”
This trip marks the start of multiple exciting excursions that the students will take part in during their time at the College; including visual activities and practical workshops.