Kids Create their Inner Animal at The Grove this Summer

Kids’ Sculpture Workshops with Stephen Charlton, Animal Sculptor at The Grove
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April 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Stephen Charlton is an award winning sculptor whose ultimate goal is to make sculptures which create a ‘smile inside’. His bronze animal designs connect with people’s emotions and their memories from childhood of animal characters in stories, or of their much-loved pets.    

And it will be animals in all shapes and sizes that are the subject of his kids’ sculpture workshops at The Grove in Hertfordshire this summer. Running alongside Expressions of Movement, The Grove’s sculpture exhibition, Stephen will be offering little guests the chance to discover and explore this dynamic art form… as well as getting happily messy creating their own animal sculptures.

Educational and informative, the classes - open to all children aged 3–9 staying at The Grove - have been designed so children learn about the art of sculpture through their own creative talents. The fun-filled afternoons will run on three Saturdays this summer: 2 June; 7 July and 11 August 2012.

3 – 9 years age group:
   Introduction - what it is like to be a sculptor
   The life of a sculpture – and the different stages it is made in
   Learn about famous sculptures from around the world
   Create a sculpture based on each child’s favourite animal in plasticine, clay, wire or plaster
   A fun show round of the Expressions of Movement sculpture exhibition

Following the workshops, all children will be able to take home their creations, together with a photo of themselves with their sculpture at The Grove, a certificate and a Stephen Charlton drawing.

So everyone will be smiling – inside and outside!

The kids’ sculpture workshops are part of The Grove’s summer of sculpture. The Expressions of Movement exhibition is taking place in The Grove’s Formal Gardens from 1 May – 30 September. There are 57 pieces which have been inspired by the London Olympics and the theme of movement.

The Grove is a family friendly resort. Anouska’s kids club has been awarded outstanding by OFSTED and is a children’s paradise with a dynamic range of activities to keep all ages from 3 months – 11 years entertained. Children have their own swimming pool, in addition to the large outdoor pool in the Walled Garden.  Older kids can hang out in the hotel’s Games Room and Teen Zone, complete with a next generation X-Box, cinema, Playstation and Wii, play tennis, croquet or golf.  Children are welcomed with age specific boxes of toys, mini bathrobes and milk and cookies.  The Glasshouse and Stables restaurants have children’s menus, served on special china.

Rooms from £310 including breakfast and VAT per room per night
*** with a 25% discount for children under 12 staying in an interconnecting room ***

For more information go to or call 01923 807 807
The Grove, Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire WD3 4TG

The Grove- London’s Country Estate – (Condé Nast Traveller UK Leisure Hotel and AA Hotel of the Year winner) is just 18 miles from Central London, with stunning contemporary interiors and relaxed friendly service.   Sequoia, the multi-award winning spa, was voted Best Spa in the World at The Telegraph Ultra Awards.  With three restaurants and 300 private acres – including a OFSTED registered kids club, woodland, formal gardens, a canal, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, a championship golf course, a beach and the kitchen garden in the Walled Garden, the options for quality time are endless.

Stephen Charlton
Stephen Charlton is an award winning sculptor whose ultimate goal is to make sculptures which create a ‘smile inside’. His bronze animal designs connect with people’s emotions as they themselves have memories from childhood of animal characters in stories or have had pets.

Stephen studied at York College of Arts and Technology and in 2004 was awarded Wildlife Artist of the Year. The National Trust, The Chelsea Flower Show, The Enid Blyton Garden and English Heritage are all places Stephen shows his work whilst delighting thousands of visitors.

Stephen is commissioned by private clients for gardens, interiors and public places.

Further information: Victoria Coombes / Jennifer Ellis, Mango PR | 020 7 421 2500
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