Berwick YNC June 2014 field trip – Art in the Forest

On the 21st of June, the Berwick YNC explored textures in the forest through molding and casting natural objects. Mixed media artist Jessica Winton facilitated the creation of a plaster cast from natural objects that the children chose. Some wanted to cast spruce cones and pine needles while others used pieces of wood or leaves. We used non-toxic alginate (the stuff used to in people’s mouths to cast teeth for dentures) to¬†make a mold and then after 4 minutes the mold was ready to pour the plaster¬†in. The children then had an amazing plaster representation of a natural object to take home with them. Here are a few photos. Many thanks to Jessica and her family – we had fun and hope to do this again!