Sketching Skulls

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Twelve children joined us in the activity room for our Easter Holiday Art Morning where we were observing the natural world; looking at the fascinating and beautiful adaptations of animal skulls. Glennis gave a brief introduction focusing the children’s attention on the patterns, colours and textures found on the skulls of Roe Deer, Badgers, Foxes and many other mammals.

Everyone quickly got stuck into the many different activities on offer with parents, grandparents and volunteers all lending a hand where needed.

Some brilliant detailed sketches of sections of the skulls were drawn through the morning using a variety of mediums, including watercolour pencils, wax crayon and pastels.

Many of the children worked together, helping each other to pick out details of the skulls.

As usual, the acrylic printing pads proved a hit, during the morning most of the adults could be seen having a go.

Some concentrated on finding out about smaller mammals. Owl pellets were dissected and the fragments of bones identified to learn about the diets of these nocturnal birds.

During the morning, we found out that one of the grandparents had been an art student of Glennis’ almost 50 years ago!

Our thanks to Glennis for organising this informative and very enjoyable morning, and also to all the volunteers who helped to make it such a success. The artwork created this morning will be on display shortly in the activity room for all to enjoy.

We also thank our volunteers who have been hard at work in the woodland clearing wind blown trees.

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