Children and Family activities’ Program

Explore Art - Look, feel and listen!


Introduction to the program

This Program has been created in dialogue with Wanås Konst, a sculpture park in Sweden that has developed one of the most prestigious Children and Families’ Programs in Scandinavia, combining art and nature.

This Program, in addition to our Nature Program, is a fundamental piece of Garzón Sculpture Park since it expresses our commitment to families and their relationship to art and nature.

Garzón Sculpture Park´s educational vision is that all families and their children, regardless of background or knowledge, should have access to the experience of art in a constantly changing and growing nature, at no cost.

Being a guest in the park

The park is home to art, plants and animals and you are the guest. So, while you play and do activities, please remember to be a considerate guest and to disturb your hosts as little as possible.



Think about safety! You can interact with many of the artworks at Garzòn Sculpture Park. Please read the guidelines for each artwork. And most important: DO NOT CLIMB OR PUSH ANY OF THE SCULPTURES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. You could hurt yourself or people around you!

  • Bring good shoes for walking. Ideally boots.
  • Please bring water! Unfortunately, for the time being, we can’t offer drinks or food.
  • Toilets are currently located next to Piero Atchugarry Gallery. Please ask at the gallery for assistance.
  • You are welcome to bring food and drinks but please make sure to collect your trash before leaving. There are garbage cans next to the gallery.
  • Snakes – Extremely rare to see. However: please stay on the paths to avoid unwanted encounters. Especially be aware of high or uncut grass. DO NOT put your hand under any rocks or other places where snakes may hide. They don’t attack unless they feel threatened or if they are surprised. In case you spot a snake please let an employee know or call +598 95 00 97 79
  • We recommend you bring a walking pole. You can bring your own or borrow one at the Gallery

Ready to explore? Let´s go!

Small Artist presentations & activities

Octavio Podestá

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

Octavio Podestá creates his sculptures mainly from discarded metal and wooden pieces coming from industrial leftovers. In search of playful movements Podestá creates his living figures by using mechanics. He is the first Uruguayan to incorporate psychical movement in his work. Even if this sculpture does not have any moving elements, the positioning of its parts generates certain tension and the idea of movement.


  • Copy. Try to copy the artworks shape with your own body.
  • What song does this artwork remind you of? Sing the song or play it on your cell phone.


  • Describe. Close your eyes and describe to a friend the artwork in front of you.

Alan Sonfist

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

Alan Sonfist is a pioneer in the Land Art or Earth Art movement. Today, after 50 years of career, he continues to spread his message of ecological sustainability and respect for the fragility of nature through his work.


  • Build your own artwork to celebrate The Land Art Movement. Use stones. Stack, balance and rearrange – how many different sculptures can you build using the same stones?
  • Alan Sonfist has made large Land Art artworks that sometimes only can be seen from above. Use an air-photo (from Google Maps for example) and make your own Land Art by for example coloring fields, roads or lakes.


  • Today, climate threats have become the starting point for a global movement which demands that politicians act to stop climate change. Look through the leaves of Sonfist's artwork, what do you see? what thoughts do the artwork bring to your mind?

Diego Santurio
CONEXA, 2014

(Guideline: Look and touch, but do not climb)

Conexa is a combination of lines that draw the location, leaving space for sensory experience.
Conexa persuades people to access and explore the barely defined interior, which is possibly connected to something else.


  • Follow the leader - Take turns leading each other through large and small openings exploring the shapes in the sculpture.
  • Play with the lightness and heaviness in the sculpture. Look at the shapes of the cavities and try to fill it up with your bodies.


  • Stand inside the sculpture and look up where the sculpture reaches towards the sky. What if the opening is a portal? Talk about where it would take you.

Peter Schwickerath

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

Peter in his own words: ’My specific interest is devoted to the multiplicity of possibilities within a field of formal simplicity and austerity’.


  • Explore the sculpture with your senses and your eyes closed. Ask someone to be your ”protector” by walking by your side making sure you do not fall. Now, close your eyes and move around and through the sculpture by moving your hand along the surface of the sculpture. How do you experience the size of the work when your eyes are closed?
  • Arrange a photo with your family/friends. One by one you take a position in front of/in the artwork. Each person is to create a new composition. Take a picture to keep this moment for the future!


  • What geometric shapes can you come up with? What shapes can you find among the artworks and in nature?

Luca Benítes

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

This work is homage to famous architect Le Corbusier, referring to his mural in the Capitolio Complex, in Chandigarh, India. In this piece, architecture and art meets. Benites thought about emptiness as a starting point for this artwork.


  • Walk around the sculpture, what do you see when looking through its hollow shapes? Look from different angles.
  • Find a stick; draw shapes in the gravel on the road.


  • Give the artwork a title without looking at its sign. Did you and the artist think alike?

Humberto Cazorla

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

In Humberto’s own words: ‘The lines in my creations are precise, neat, jealously keeping the rhythm; with harmonious visual chords of sounds and shapes, in symbiosis born out of color with ferrous oxide.’


  • What if the sculpture could move; use your body to show how!
  • Walk around the sculpture; see how it changes from being part of the landscape to shutting it out.


  • There is a lot of different shapes in the sculpture, try to think of things in nature that has the same shape (for example waves, flowers etc.)

Daniel Papaleo

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

In his work, Daniel Papaleo investigates how someone who is visually impaired can feel visual art through other senses. Sound travels in vibrations over the piece of art and discloses its shape to the person. Papaleo wants to create sculptures that allow inclusion with the visually impaired, where they become the ones with a gift and not a difficulty.
The sculpture invites the public to interact with it in an inclusive way. You are now part of the sculpture.


  • Can you feel how the placement and positioning of your body modifies the experience of interaction?
  • How does it sound? Use your voice and explore all the angles, shout, whisper and sing!


  • Listen! Sit or stand completely still. Close your eyes for one minute and listen to the sounds around you. Then tell the other what do you hear?

Jannine Wolfsohn

(Guideline: look and touch but do not climb)

The cat is skating on a ramp. He is about to jump. He feels the vertigo before the fall or the elevation. The sculpture allows that moment to be frozen in time, it captures the abstraction of movement.


  • Look at the sculpture from different angles, how does it look?
  • Imagine everything could move. Take turns choosing a thing or an animal. Start moving as you think it will move. When someone says stop, everyone freeze. Look at each other: what is your friends position now? and why? and what do you think would happen next?


  • Ask someone to be a sculpture. Interview the sculpture. What is it made of? How does it feel? Is it friends with other sculptures in the park?

Continue to explore art

By thinking and talking about art, we become aware of our own thoughts and of others. When we experience art, we discover new things. We hope you will continue discovering art!

Discover arts through nature with kids!

Cloud Sculpture

Lie down and look at the clouds in the sky. Think of the clouds as sculptures. What do they depict?


Pretend an artwork is whispering something to you. Then whisper it on to a friend who has to whisper it to someone else. Does anything change on the way?

Build a sculpture!

Everything you find around you can be used as material for building a sculpture. Make a temporary sculpture out of what you find around you right now.

Day and night

Choose a place and imagine how it looks at night. What changes? Who inhabits that place when the sun goes down?

From every angle

Use a camera. Choose a subject. Photograph close up, far away, from different and unusual perspectives, and upside down.

Close your eyes – spin – take a photo!

Use a camera. Close your eyes, spin around, and count to ten. Stop and snap a photograph! How did it turn out?

Remember today!

What are you going to remember most about today? Draw it!

We hope you enjoyed the experience of art and nature at Garzón Sculpture Park!