A group of Huddersfield New College students studying A Level Textiles will be developing some new creations inspired by a recent trip to Venice. 

The action packed four day trip allowed the group to explore the art and design of Venice, with the group visiting the world-famous Rialto Bridge upon arrival. Day one saw the group visit the International Gallery of Modern Art and visit the islands of Muano, famed for its glass making, and Burano, famous for its lace. On day two the group visited the world-renowned markets around the Rialto Bridge, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, St Mark’s Square, the Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and Saint Mark’s Basilica. There was of course time to explore the canals and architecture around Venice. 

Textiles students are hard at work preparing for their end of year Fashion Show – and the unique sights, sounds and experiences of Venice will help them to develop their final creative pieces.

One parent wrote in to share what a fantastic experience her daughter has had, commenting: “What an amazing experience! The whole trip was well organised. Thank you. My daughter felt very safe and well looked after.”

The photograph gallery below shares just a few photos from the trip. 

Vicky Close, Teacher of Textiles, comments: “Venice is truly one of the most stunning cities in the world, with beautiful architecture, art and design. The trip was a unique opportunity for students to be inspired, and of course our visits to places such as Burano, famed for its lace, was a real opportunity for them to explore just some of the history of the materials they work with on a day to day basis. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the trip influences the themes of the final pieces created by students in their end of year Fashion Show.”

Further information about our A Level Textiles course can be found here

Venice trip