HNC A Level Textile Design students have enjoyed a special trip to Venice, gaining a unique perspective on design to inspire their final year projects.

Students on the Textile Design course enjoyed a four day trip to the beautiful island of Venice, exploring this historic Italian city and enjoying the Italian culture through a variety of experiences, from an awe-inspiring tour of Basilica di San Marco to dining in traditional Italian restaurants. During the trip, students gained inspiration for their upcoming final project from a variety of sources, and visited both Murano and Burano, famous for their production of glass and lace respectively. Visits to architecturally important landmarks such as the Rialto Bridge and trips to art galleries including Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art and the Guggenheim to gather photographs of colours, textures and patterns helped students to complete a sketchbook which will help to inform their final project work.

Vikki Close, Course Leader for Textile Design, comments “Our annual trip to Venice is hugely inspirational and allows the Textile Design students to draw from a variety of sources when planning their final project piece. Venice, famous for its architecture, lace and glass, is the perfect place for our students to enjoy a different culture while soaking up some unique inspiration. Great design is informed by the world around us, so it is so important for creativity that our students are able to enjoy such a unique experience outside of the classroom”.

You can enjoy a gallery of images from the trip below.

Venice 2023

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