We recently took all of Year 7 out on art trips, with half the year group going to Lanhydrock House and Gardens and the other half going to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance . The aim of the trip was to enable students to sketch and record in situ. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side on one of the days but the constant rain did not dampen our enthusiasm and we were still able to enjoy the day.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens provide a beautiful natural landscape in which sculptures by many well known artists have been placed to interact with the natural environment . Internationally renowned sculptors such as James Turrell , David Nash and Peter Randall Page have interacted with the garden to create site specific permanent works which harmonise with the setting. Students were really interested in the way the sculptures were placed and were also keen to draw and record the sculptures and it was great to see them sketching outside.
At Lanhydrock House, students were able to experience the wonderful garden and grounds as well as visit the house itself . They were particularly interested in the house’s history and the stories of the people who have lived there. Again the students did some great drawings of both the impressive exterior of the house and some of the interesting details inside the house; focussing on exhibits such as late Victorian kitchenware.
Both days were a great experience for the students and it was lovely to see them so enthusiastic and keen to create some art outside of the classroom.
Ms N Dalby - Head of Art