Heritage Open Days 2021
Sculptural Sweet Treats
Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all free!
This year, discover our Summer Exhibition and 10gram Challenge Exhibition alongside a fun educational resource which details how to create sculptural sweet treats out of cardboard and paper. This fun challenge helps children to develop paper engineering and construction skills. By manipulating the paper and card in different ways, an impressive array of dessert forms, textures, and decorations can be constructed.
This activity helps children to observe how objects (or desserts in this case) have been made and put together. It can be done from home by downloading the resource below - alternatively, pick up a free copy at Dora House. You may be inspired by the enormous iced gems currently installed on our Sculpture Terrace! This fun challenge helps children to develop paper engineering and construction skills. By manipulating the paper and card in different ways, an impressive array of dessert forms, textures, and decorations can be constructed. The use of unpainted cardboard contrasts against the indulgent surface of real desserts, but you may choose to use coloured papers and paints that replicate the vibrancy of desserts and sweet treats.
Depending on the age of the maker, themes and concepts around diet, consumerism, luxury, celebration or health can also be incorporated and discussed.
Please note - due to space restrictions, this will not be an in-person workshop. Please pick up a free copy of the learning resource from Dora House or download to do at home.
Heritage Open Days extended opening hours
Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 5pm