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Wyvern Art and Photography students recently enjoyed a visit to the world famous botanic gardens at Kew. The day began with a session in the on-site art gallery, where students were able to observe the detailed work of Victorian botanical painter, Marianne North, and considered the use of themes and composition within her work.


It was then outside into the gardens where students experienced the towering Treetop Walkway, which provided stunning views and a rare insight into a forest canopy. The group also explored The Hive interactive sculpture. At 17 metres tall and consisting of 170,000 parts, it is filled with lights and sounds which are triggered by bee activity in a real beehive in Kew. The intensity of sound and light change constantly, echoing the real hive.


During the day, students made sketches and took some excellent photographs to support their current studies which include Van Gogh Landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe Natural Forms and Photographic Key Skills Composition.


Overall, it was a great day and provided fantastic inspiration for work back in the classroom.





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