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Students studying A Level Design have enjoyed a unique source of inspiration for their forthcoming final project with a visit to Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 

The group will soon be commencing their final themed projects for their A Level Textiles studies, and the trip saw students exploring the stunning architecture of Venice, art galleries and the world-famous Murano and Burano islands – the home of glass and lace. 

During the visit students enjoyed experiencing Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Rialto Bridge. The group also enjoyed a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim art gallery, one of the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. 

Of course, students also managed to squeeze in some free time to explore the city and hop on a gondola ride! The photo gallery below shares some images from the trip.

Vicky Close, Teacher of Textiles says: “Venice is one of the most stunning cities in the world, with world famous architecture and of course it is famous for one particular material, lace! Soon our students will start their final projects which will be revealed at the end of year Fashion Show. Visiting Venice is about getting out of the classroom and experiencing how designers take inspiration from the world around them – and Venice has an incredible amount of inspiration on offer! I am very excited to see how the experience our students have enjoyed influences their final pieces.”

Textiles Venice 2020


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