Top ten list of garden plants

  • Abutilons of all kinds
  • Buddlejas old and new
  • Epiphytic orchids and ferns
  • Gordonia species
  • Heliotrope, Lemon verbena, Fennel and herbs
  • Michelias of all sorts
  • Perennial Salvias large and small
  • Species Camellias
  • Tea and China Roses
  • Weigela of all types

Montville Rose

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Art in the garden

Children love our garden so it is natural that when we have art classes here on Wednesdays there is always plenty of time to run around and play as well as paint ,draw and sculpt.
Background- I have a Diploma in Fine Art , A Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and a Post Graduate Certificate  in the  Early Phase of Learning. I see Art as an  essential and complimentary way to communicate especially for children. When children have the experience of using a variety of mediums they have access to a whole new way of seeing and expressing their world.
Art at 'the Shambles' is fun and relaxed. The children are able to experiment with clay,paint,textiles, drawing media and construction materials. The aim is for children to  become  familiar  and confident  with art materials and processes.

Today we are finishing our first mosaics and starting to paint some really cool Gourds that have been grown locally.

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