|Parents come with their children. Other visitors arrive from as far away as Australia and Hawaii. The majority of the folks who join the free docent tours come some distance, often specifically for THE SCULPTURE MILE. Most satisfying, however, is the reaction of the children, who are especially comfortable with abstract form. They even wish to participate by creating their own interpretations.|
||The Hollycroft Foundation is delighted to welcome its younger art lovers and often organizes special events particularly for children. An Arty Party specifically aimed at young people was themed "Sculpture 102: Clay." MILE sculptor Lou Fuchs taught a class for all ages in the art of clay modeling.|
A Family Sculpture Day at Madison was a chance for entire families to experience THE SCULPTURE MILE; some then even created their own interpretations. MILE sculptor Jean Paul Jacquet, right, whose "Airplanes" were featured in Middletown and who teaches at the Pomfret School, supervised a Madison Cultural Arts Children's Workshop. Docent tours are often specially arranged for class field trips, scout troops, and the like.
The Hollycroft Foundation is well aware of the effect that quality sculpture can have on children--especially when they can touch it. The Foundation urges visitors to remember that no one is too young to appreciate art and that no one is too old to learn.
ACTIVITIES • Since 1992
study courses and symposia have served a broad
area of Eastern Connecticut
Smithsonian Institution, NYC (Archives of American Arts)
Initiated and organized: 26 exhibitions in 8 cities and towns.
Nearly 50 elementary, middle and high schools, along with