Hands in the Garden

PRETEEN & TEEN SUMMER CAMP • AGES 10 TO 18

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Hands in the Garden

AUGUST 2 TO 5

$225 + GST

6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

The act of life-casting signifies something more than just the setting of plaster, it makes concrete a moment in time and the feelings that came with it. During this camp, we’ll take a break from screens and turn our attention to the tangible. Firstly students will use Alginate to create a negative mold of their hands, before mixing and pouring plaster into all the nooks and crannies. This will be left to set overnight and, as the outer shell is stripped away, the most incredible sculpture will emerge. Campers will then be invited to decorate them using their preferred artistic medium, whether that be acrylic paint, black ink or unique embellishments. These interlocking fingers and cradling palms will make the perfect bed in which to nestle nourishing soil and miniature sedum plants: literally watching as life grows in the palm of our hands.

Hear from last year's hand-crafters: