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  • Natural Sculptures at Rosemoor

    Rosemoor Garden on 16 Feb 2012 at 02:35 PM

    We often have art exhibitions at Rosemoor, but during the winter months, the Garden itself has been the backdrop for over 60 sculptures, large and small, by a variety of different artists, working in wood, metal, resin, glass, fabrics and stoneware. To coincide with this, the Education team here devised a schools workshop to link with it, as part of our curricular education programme. Visiting schools have tended to take the workshop in the morning and view the Winter Sculpture Exhibition in the afternoon.

    School children are encouraged to work individually and in small groups to look closely at colour, shape, detail and natural objects before creating their own shapes and sculptures. Initially, they look at a range of pictures covering the work of several artists who work with natural materials – leaves, flowers, trees, turf, pebbles and willow, which opens their eyes and stretches their imaginations. Out in the garden, they each have a small sticky card on which they collect small samples of colour from plant materials found on the ground. Despite it being winter there is still a very wide range of colour available, though in smaller quantities.