A recent trip to one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful gardens has helped inspire art students from Cundall Manor School.
The year 9 pupils visited RHS Harlow Carr gardens in Harrogate as part of their study into natural forms.
The youngsters took inspiration from the Royal Horticultural Society Garden and had the advantage of some late summer sunshine later in the day.
Sarah Pearson, Head of Art at Cundall Manor School organised the trip. She said: “Harlow Carr has organic forms in abundance and offered great opportunities to draw a wide range of plant forms, the floral displays and vegetable garden being of particular interest.
“We spent the morning sketching in the grounds and after lunch the everyone took part in printmaking workshops in the Bramall learning centre. During the workshops we looked at the work of William Morris, the famous Art and Crafts artist and designer, and then used our own sketches to produce prints inspired by his use of motifs and symmetry.”
She added: “We are lucky to have such a great resource on our doorstep and my thanks go to the team at Harlow Carr for making it such an enjoyable experience.”
The pupils will continue to focus on natural forms and will produce work for display across the school in the coming term.
Parents are being invited to come and see some of the fantastic artwork on display at the school for themselves at our next Open Morning on Saturday 15th October from 10am. Call 01423 360 200 to find out more.