Natural Sculpture at Westonbirt Arboretum, KS2

Natural sculpture programme aimed at KS2

Updated 15th January 2024

Suitable for Years 3-6, March to November

Key concepts

Pattern, colour, texture, 2D and 3D shape, sculpture, use of natural materials, environmental artists.

Learning outcomes

  • observe and use colours, textures, shapes and patterns in natural materials.
  • work together to create a group piece of artwork using natural materials.
  • communicate reasons, thoughts, observations and feelings.


Natural gallery - framing the tree collection highlighting contrast in colours, textures and shapes.

Nature challenge - sculpture challenges based on 3D patterns in nature, developing sculpture skills.

Artist inspiration - exploring techniques used by different environmental artists, including Andy Goldsworthy.

Gathering walk - a discovery walk through the woodland glades collecting interesting natural materials.

Environmental artwork - plan and create a large environmental sculpture.