Firstsite Open Exhibition – Friday 2nd October 2015

On Friday 2nd October, 6th Form students from Clacton Coastal Academy went to the Preview Party of Firstsite gallery’s Open Exhibition. 6th form students and staff from Clacton Coastal Academy submitted work into the exhibition that was displayed amongst the vast array of outstanding artworks from around the county.

The students had a rare insight into the professional art world and were able to discuss their own and others work within this arena, even showing the foresight to ‘network’ with professional artists so that they can invite them to the academy in the future to run ‘masterclasses’.

Curriculum Leader for Art and Photography, Jane Elkins said: “It was a delight to see our students all dressed up and I am immensely proud of them and their artwork. As always, they were an absolute pleasure to be with and were a credit to the academy. I would urge anyone to take a look at this exhibition in Colchester which runs until 22nd November.”