Eagles spent a very enjoyable day on the whole school trip to Nature In Art in Twigworth. They were extremely well behaved on the coach on the way there despite their palpable excitement.
Our first session was wet felting. Each child used wool to create minibeast pictures. It was the first type of crafting I have ever seen where you finish cleaner than when you started!
Next we looked around the sculpture garden, the main house and met the artist in residence. The sculptures in the garden were mainly minibeasts made from farming implements. There was also an enormous golden eagle in the centre which we felt was very appropriate! The main house contained photos from a competition. They were of British wildlife and were stunning. Some of the locations looked so beautiful and it made us appreciate how lucky we are to live in the UK. There was also so origami - some using Tunnocks wrappers and Lottery tickets!
The artist was called Chris Sinden and he showed us how he used linoleum to create amazing pictures of birds. He cut into the lino using special tools and printed different coloured paints on top of each other to get the colour he wanted.
In the afternoon we made wire flowers. The Eagles created loops of wire and dipped them into a paint called Fantasy Film to create a translucent stained glass effect. This was the most popular workshop of the day.