I have been going to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ with my family since my kids were little. Back then, they used to race around the sculptures and roll down the hills in between them. Now that they are teenagers, we can take a slightly more civilized approach-- on Tuesday evening, we took a tour of Seward Johnson's Atelier. It was a truly amazing place! The first portion of the tour was centered in the Digital Atelier where we learned how they build models for sculpture through the use of computers and 3-D printing. Then we went into the traditional Atelier where we learned more about Seward Johnson's hand built armatures and mold making. One of my favorite things were all the sculptures that were in the process of being built. Although I tend to like sculpture that is slightly more abstract, I have always been fascinated by how life-like everything Mr. Johnson creates is. They showed us how he takes real clothes and uses a bunch of different products in casting to get the exact texture of the corduroy or cable-knit sweaters. If you enjoy visiting Grounds for Sculpture, I highly recommend taking a tour to see what goes on behind the scenes.