One of our most well-loved walks last year was our Inspired by Goldsworthy walk, where we created nature-based temporary artworks in the woods.
Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photographer whose work has delighted and inspired people worldwide. He creates works that are temporary, out of leaves, stones, ice, and similar materials. You can read more about him in many places online and buy his incredible books on Amazon, among other places. He called his first book “A Collaboration with Nature”, which describes how he works.
You can see what we created last year.
This event is good for children of all ages, though there is a bit of walking involved, so it might be too much for toddlers.
Sadly, there will still be ticks in October, so precautions are needed: wear light colors, tuck pants into socks, use bug spray.
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Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.
Burlington Public Schools