Some people opted to walk round the beautiful grounds whilst others signed up for a plaster carving workshop inspired by Barbara Hepworth`s current exhibition there.We all had a GREAT day! Ruth the arts apprentice wrote about her experience of the day.....
Sadly Helen couldn’t come on the trip, but she was still as bright and cheerful as ever when she made all the announcements with a bit of a sing song to cheer the mood before we set off; sine the weather wasn’t that bright.
We got to the park just in time for lunch; I was dropped off with the group heading for the plaster carving workshop. Luckily the café was right next to the room we would be working in. (so there wasn’t far to travel for food). I was glad I was inside as the drizzle didn’t seem to hold off all day. The session was relaxed as everyone made conversation whilst chiselling away at their blocks of plaster. Most pieces turned out really well! The atmosphere within the room was friendly and calming. It didn’t seem long until we had to pack up and head off to the main entrance for the last part of the visit.
Most of the participants then went off to explore the grounds where the large sculptures are displayed, the people who had gone for a walk around the grounds said that even though it was raining they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The few that stayed indoors including me were able to look around the Rob Ryan exhibition ‘Listen to the World’, all his pieces were cut paper scenes containing sweet messages. I really wanted an image, I like his work and had seen it before at ‘The First Cut’ exhibition in Manchester. I really enjoyed seeing more of his work!The visit didn’t feel long enough, I will have to visit there again, and get there a lot earlier.