27 September 2017
Inspirational trip to Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
Last Friday saw the Specialist Art group head out on the annual trip to the inspirational Broomhill Sculpture Gardens.
Children enjoyed the opportunity to view a vast
array of sculptures first hand and were encouraged to complete a range of
sketches; working with a variety of pencils, pens and papers. Being extremely
fortunate with the weather and with most of the works under some form of
natural canopy, we were able to sit and study individual pieces and explore shape
Photography also came in very handy as a means
to capture the sculptures, with an aim to display them in sketchbooks and aid
further drawings. Some lovely abstract images were caught by Harrie, who was
very much into the detail and texture of several pieces.
Each year it is always amazing to see all the
new works that have been added to the collection as well as how older pieces
have aged and changed due to the elements.
The different light created by sunny or overcast
days dramatically enhances the sculptures and creates a very different effect
for the viewer. It was lovely seeing the pupils engaged with the work and I was
delighted that they were beginning to ask some very poignant questions.
We finished the day off by perusing this year’s
entries for the National Sculpture Prize and concurred on our favourite by
artist Benedict Hughes.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time and highly
recommend a visit. Please follow the link to the Broomhill website where you
can find more information:
A big thank you to Mr Gates for driving as well
as the wonderful photos he captured on the day.