Bringing the Classroom to Life

Bringing the Classroom to Life

Capturing a child’s attention at school is never an easy task, though an educational fieldtrip makes the teacher’s job much easier. Cashin’s Sculpture Garden (CSG) at Chukkar Farm takes the art world off the pages of a your students’ textbooks and makes the art come alive, when students get an up close look at masterpieces of modern sculpture.

The CSG was created to merge sculpture and nature into a seamless display. This elevates the sculptures from mere artwork to a mind and body experience. CSG’s commitment to local or up and coming artists allows new voices in the art community to be heard.

Chukkar Farm offers educational fieldtrips for schools and private groups throughout the year. Recently Marquisha Carr’s class at Springmont Montessori School from Sandy Springs took one such tour. Students, aged 6 to 12, walked through the garden with a set of questions to ask and answer about the sculptures. They discovered modern techniques and materials used, and learned how artists seek inspiration, and how that inspiration springs into reality.

What really captured their attention was the way nature and art balance each other to create something truly beautiful. The students raved about the interesting trees and creatures that they saw, even going so far as to think they were part of the sculptures.

Guided tours through the CSG are a unique educational fieldtrip students will remember for years to come. Tours for parties of 8 or more are available only with a reservation. The CSG is open Monday through Friday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., and Sundays 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. The cost is $10 per person.

Contact Susan Wright to learn more about the garden or to schedule a tour.

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