Italian art inspiration

Six A-level art students have just returned from an inspirational week exploring the Renaissance period, producing ambitious costumes and drawing from the Tuscany landscape having been successful in securing a place on the prestigious Italian Art education tour for Cheshire schools.

Hannah Ashdown, Isabella Ashdown, Minnie Leahy, Suki Le Hunte, Hatty Moss and Paige Warrington all submitted applications back in May this year and following a rigorous interview with a scrutiny of their portfolio all six pupils were offered a place on the tour.

Many pupils who attend the tour which has run since 1984 have used the opportunity as a spring board to gain places at Ruskin, Oxford and the Royal Academy, London.

Hannah said: “It was a life changing experience, one that will stay with me forever.”

Hatty Moss and Paige were awarded best costume in their respective groups, Minnie won best sketchbook and Suki took the art history award.

The photo shows some of the students in the hills of Tuscany wearing their gorgeous costumes that they made.