Wednesday, 24 October 2018

First Years - Keswick Field Trip

We thought we would welcome our new students by taking them on a one day field trip to Keswick in the heart of the Lake District. It's a stunning location and a good place to use as a starting point for the first project (more of that later). It was a fun and memorable day as we happened to time our visit perfectly with Storm Ali arriving in the north-west of England!

Here's some footage we took on the day looking out over Derwent Water as Ali whipped it into a frenzy!

Here's the effect of a 90 mph gale on art & design students and tutors.

Unfortunately we hadn't thought to bring a surf board!

A little earlier in the day we had visited the Neolithic stone circle at Castlerigg which was constructed about 5,000 years ago.

A tad breezy...

Plucky illustration students take on the elements.

As the heavens opened a trip to Keswick Museum seemed in order. It's full of strange and wonderful things. Here's Photography tutor Alice playing the lithophone - that's a kind of stone xylophone.

You don't see that every day (apart from in Keswick).

The Illustrators had to visit the Derwent Pencil museum to see the world's biggest pencil (yes, that IS it)!

The museum laid on lots of free samples and a range of products for us to road test.

A great day out and an ideal location for the first project of the year.


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