Art and Design students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have visited two specialist gallery and sculpture spaces in Yorkshire to gain inspiration for their own art work.

Students, who are currently completing qualifications in National Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design, enjoyed a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Barbara Hepworth Gallery to gather research on the work of other artists and to take photographs for a project on the theme of landscape.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneering venue which attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. With ambitions to inspire, challenge and inform, the Park is a centre of international, national and regional importance for the production, exhibition and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture, combining many inspirational elements to create a unique balance of art, heritage, learning, space and landscape.

During the day, the students also had an opportunity to visit the Barbara Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, which is recognised as a centre which celebrates Yorkshire’s unique artistic legacy and the work of major contemporary artists.

The Art and Design department at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has a reputation for outstanding success and a background of helping talented young people to achieve their own artistic ambitions. Offering A Level and Vocational art courses, students can also complete a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design which is a pre-degree programme aimed at helping them to determine their preferred art specialism before applying to university. In the past, students from the College have progressed to some of the best art courses in universities and art schools across the UK and into illustrious careers in fashion, graphic design, illustration and fine art.