NORWICH – Around 50 kids participating in this year’s summer youth program at The Place will take the final steps this week in finishing up their annual art project, creating four large community sculptures.
The largest of the four cement figures, a giant caterpillar, measures eight feet in length and is estimated to weigh several hundred pounds.
The sculptures can bee seen at the Chenango County Fairgrounds this week near the event’s conservation and environmental exhibition buildings, located near the west gate.
The KIDS Program (Kids In Direct Supervision) also created a frog, turtle and rabbit as part of this year’s class, which brought in a resident artist, Kathy Creutzburg, from her Manhattan Studio.
In preparing for their project, students and Creutzburg selected the topic of local wildlife as their inspiration. Each student then drew a sketch of what animal they’d like to create and made a clay sculpture of the creature during the class.