The great outdoors was the inspiration for Art students who were treated to a lesson in Carsington, Derbyshire.

Year 12 students visited the village as part of their A- Level in Art and Design and Textiles.

They took photographs and sketched interesting landscapes, which is the topic that they are currently researching.

Student Larrisa Farr said: “Seeing a dramatic landscape first-hand really helped me a lot with my observations.”

Student Gemma Woolley said: “I could really see different perspectives of the landscape especially when using interesting view-points.”

Helen Sharpe, subject leader for Visual Arts, said the students thoroughly enjoyed their field trip.

She said: “It was a very cold day to be sketching outside but was so valuable in that the landscapes were very wild and dramatic and will add valuable observations to the unit being studied.

“The sky was also amazing as the storm clouds had just rolled over the hills. This made for very interesting colours and structures alongside the views of the water and surrounding hills. We look forward to more field trips throughout the Year 12 course.”

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