'Upcycle' trash into art at Woodcock Nature Center

The Woodcock Nature Center will run two family sculpture workshops this month: the Andy Goldsworthy Family Workshop on March 15 and the Upcycle Family Sculpture Workshop on March 22.

Andy Goldsworthy Family Workshop

The Andy Goldsworthy Family Workshop on Saturday, March 15, from 1:30 to 4:30, will find professional artist and naturalist Sarah Breznen leading in the creation of natural sculptures through the forested landscape.

The workshop will begin with a fireside presentation on the work of natural sculpture artist Andy Goldsworthy and participants will learn simple techniques to help build their own sculptures out of stones, leaves, branches, bark, etc.

Artworks are temporary and will be recorded through photography to be displayed at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Draw On! Family Day, March 30. Participants must bring a camera to document their work.

Upcycle Family Sculpture Workshop

The Upcycle Family Sculpture Workshop will run Saturday, March 22, 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 3. Participants should bring household items and some creativity to repurpose them into art.

Ms. Breznen and artist Jeanne Young of Recycedelic (recycled jewelry and crafts) will make use of decoupage, welding and sculpture to upcycle trash to treasure. Participant’s works can be displayed at the Aldrich in Ridgefield.

Families of all ages are welcome to both workshops. The cost is $15 per family for the Goldsworthy workshop and $25 per family for the Upcycle workshop. Pre-registration is required and closes at noon the day before.

Information: woodcocknaturecenter.org or 203-762-7280.