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!