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Specialist Art Group Explore Broomhill Gardens

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It is always a delight to make a visit to Broomhill Sculpture Gardens and the annual Specialist Art trip was another great success.

With a blustery breeze to start, followed by lovely sunshine, the experience was all the more magical, as pupils excitedly made their way around the vast array of grounds and exhibits. Stopping to take in the wide range of themes and styles, as well as the diversity of sizes and mediums, the pupils were inspired from the very start.

Commenting, Head of Art, Miss Perkins said: “I always say that there is something for everyone’s differing tastes and this really is the case; from figurative sculptures to the more abstract, the way they emerge from the foliage and mingle with the landscape is truly a sight to behold. There is something at every turn and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to stop and sketch the works we admired the most.”

She added: “Working in a range of pens, pencils and crayons, as well as utilising different paper qualities, allowed pupils to capture observational drawings in a manner suited to the environment, whilst reflecting the differing qualities and the juxtaposition of nature and art. This will all add nicely to our growing studies and portfolios.”

Following lunch and a little more time to finish off their sketches, the group headed down to the second part of the park to take in the annual National Sculpture Prize and explore the thought-provoking, interesting and more unusual pieces. The competition is now in its 10th year, with visitors able to enjoy past works as well as those from the 2019 entrants.

Summarising, Miss Perkins said: “We would like to thank Mr Sprague for driving us all the way down and for joining the Specialist Art group for what was a wonderful day. I also highly recommend taking a look at the Broomhill website so that you can peruse more of the works and artists on show.”

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