Archive for the ‘Leaf Drawings’ Category


Here is another set of six beautiful leaves, this time they are ones made by children from Year 2 Idle Primary School
. You can see how the colours from the salvaged envelope paper make the pictures look different depending on whether they are blue or manila.

Well done Rebecca, Nathan, George, William, Harry and Lucy!

Can you see that an insect has chewed a hole in George’s Ivy leaf?


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Here are six lovely leaves made on-site at Buck Wood by children from Year 1 Idle Primary School.  You can see how carefully the children have looked at the different leaf shapes and you can tell which tree they belong to.


Well done William, David, Ellie, Olivia, Courtney and Nathan!

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We like to be sure our art workshops are providing great opportunities for learning new skills and for enjoying the outdoors. So at the end of every session we ask those taking part to tell us what is good and to say if there are any problems. Here is a sample of the feedback produced by the Salt Grammar group.



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We can’t get enough of these beautiful drypoint prints by the young people from Salt Grammar School.
None of the pupils had used an Intaglio process beforehand, and so it is a great achievement to create such accomplished artworks in such a short time and in an open air classroom as well!.


Erica and Shannon’s work conveys the spirit of the sparkling and leafy undergrowth beneath the canopy of trees.


Claire and Lydia have both chosen to focus attention on the wonderful bluebells that carpet the woodland during May.

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Some more wonderful drypoint prints made en plein air on the site of Buck Wood Open Air School:


Adil has captured the different textures of vegetation, bark and pathways within Buck Wood.


Imogen and Laura have observed the growth patterns of trees and the outburst of new leaves in the Spring woodland.

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Here are just a few of the fabulous Drypoint Prints made in our Open Air Studio, revealed in all their Viridian glory.

Jodie and Kiara's prints

Jodie has done well to use so many different and expressive marks in her image.  Kiara’s big leaf has a beautiful simplicity of line.

Vanessa and Connor's prints

Vanessa has very carefully observed the bark on this tree, whilst Connor has depicted the ghostly image of the old school beneath the present day vegetation.

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