Very bright and early on Wednesday 21 of June, we boarded the Eurostar for Paris, with a full itinerary of sightseeing and gallery visits planned as part of the 2017 Lower School Arts Week.
After checking into our hotel, we enjoyed the obligatory ham and cheese baguette for lunch and some well executed selfies in front of the Eiffel tower before making our way to the Pompidou Centre to take in the vast permanent collection of modern art and sketch some of our favourite pieces. The day was rounded off with a tasty three-course meal in the middle of a fantastically lively Bastille before heading back to the hotel for some well–earned rest!
Day two saw students visiting the Musée d’Art Moderne and exploring the work and techniques of Karel Appel, drawing inspiration from a range of his pieces for their own sculptures, which will be completed back at College and unveiled at the Summer Festival on Wednesday 28 June.
A highly successful and enjoyable trip for all involved – plans are already afoot for the next adventure in 2018!