Open Air Schooling
Drawing from nature: St Mary’s School En Plein Air
The nature club from St Mary’s Primary in Bucknell spent a morning ‘looking’.
With inspiring guidance from Charlie Kimberley – our resident volunteer and experienced art teacher – the children and teachers loved the morning's drawing ‘challenges’ in the calm and quiet beauty of Rodd Wood. Charlie encouraged everyone to really look at what they were drawing - not draw what they thought they saw. And the outcome - many beautiful drawings.
School staff said "The children were taught new skills, the woodland and gallery were inspiring amd the children had the opportunity to meet a local artist".
One of the pupils brought thier parents back to visit the woodland as a result of their workshop " I've already done more drawing since the visit".
"I like how we learnt to draw without looking at the paper".
The children were a joy to spend time with – thanks to them for their enthusiasm and to the staff at St Marys making the trip possible.