04:45AM, Friday 04 July 2014
Life will be a beach again at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts this summer.
The venue in Altwood Road is running an art project with more than 900 school pupils to transform the centre into a seaside retreat.
Artist Benedict Romain is working with primary school students to create artworks inspired by what lies under the sea.
On Tuesday, he was at Furze Platt Infants School in Oaken Grove.
Robyn Bunyan, education officer at Norden Farm, said this year's beach craft project has been the most successful to date with 11 primary schools involved.
She added: "The children have loved working with Benedict and our Modroc Monsters workshop has received rave reviews from the students of White Waltham Academy!"
The children are making plaster cast monsters, pirate and mermaid statues.
The art works will go on display in the Gallery at Norden Farm to form the summer exhibition titled Beneath the Waves, which also includes the beach created on site each summer.
Beneath the Waves will also feature a 'creature from the deep', which was decorated by children and families at last month's Art on the Street in Maidenhead Town Centre.
The exhibition runs from July 26-August 31. Entry is free.
* An exhibition of Mick Inkpen illustrations is at the farm until Thursday. This year's Christmas show at the arts centre will be Kipper's Snowy Day, based on the books by the author and artist.
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