Design of the landscape programme aimed at GCSE and A Level, available at Westonbirt Arboretum
Suitable March - November
- Gain inspiration for the development of ideas by observing the historical picturesque landscape design of the arboretum.
- Suggest ways in which ideas and intentions have been communicated by the arboretum's creator through the visual and tactile qualities of the living landscape.
- Explore the characteristics, properties and effects of using three different methods of representing landscape design - through photography, sketching and model making.
Photographing the picturesque - after a discussion about the design principles used in the creation and planting of the picturesque landscape, students are challenged to capture this through a series of photographs.
Quick sketching - taken to three different locations, students are invited to spend only five minutes at each to quickly sketch the key visual elements.
Landscape modelling - using the natural materials around them, make a 3D representation the picturesque landscape.