Art Fieldwork Activity at Mdina
The grade 12 students (Form 5 students) of San Andrea School recently visited the silent, enchanted city of Mdina as part of their studies in Art.
After a short walk to St. Paul’s Square where one finds the imposing Cathedral the students gathered to learn about the Art of Photography. They received tips on how to compose a picture in the same way as when they plan a drawing or painting: paying attention to the viewpoint; contrasts between light and dark; balancing elements in the composition; and the like. They had the opportunity to explore the winding streets, characterized by the Medieval and Baroque Architecture, which served as a source of inspiration for both their photographs and their drawings. A peek from the bastions in Bastion Square is a must as it offers a breathtaking aerial view of a good part of the Island of Malta. In this square the students sat quietly and sketched for the rest of the morning, frequently visited by tourists and students from other schools on this warm sunny day. On the way to snack at a local café, the students made a quick sketch of one of the many fascinating door knockers in the charcoal medium. In the early afternoon students completed the pictures they were sketching at Bastion Square before heading back to school enriched with the whole experience.
Ms. Maria Baldacchino
Art Teacher, San Andrea Senior School.