Trail Art Part II: Romans to the Races

The second workshop to develop ephemeral artworks for our Romans to the Races heritage trail was devised and led by Caer Heritage Project artist Paul Evans with young artists from Glyn Derw High.

In the classroom we researched Roman motifs and made a series of thumb-nail sketches.

Making thumbnail sketches of Roman motifs from printed hand-outs and Google Images ...

Making thumbnail sketches of Roman motifs from printed hand-outs and a Google search …

We then braved the icy winds blowing over Trelai fields to create an army of buried legionaries emerging from the site of the Roman Villa …

The cardboard legion ...

The cardboard legion …

Back in the warmth of the classroom the young artists made 3D graffiti models to place along the Romans to the Races trail.

Snake based on roman bracelet ...

Snake based on Roman bracelet …

Legionary's shield (part I) ...

Legionary’s shield (part I) …

Legionaries shield (part II) ...

Legionary’s shield (part II) …

More jewels - and a Roman ice-cream ...

More jewels – and a Roman ice-cream …

Mosaic ...

Mosaic …

Caput Equi (horses head)

Caput Equi (Horses Head)

The lost legionary ...

The Lost Legionary …