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Schools & Colleges: Out & About

This summer we worked with Year 7 students and their family members from Airedale Academy and St Thomas á Beckets Catholic Secondary School in Wakefield.

Sam Read led the project engaging families with modern art and the local landscape. We explored work by international artists and local sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. He lead a series of workshops in school, at The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Heath Common.

The project closed with a celebration event and exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield where families were invited to share their experiences and celebrate their achievements.

Thank you to Sir George Martin Trust and Holbeck Charitable Trust for there support.

Watch the video and look at the images to find out more

Introduction to the project, art games, bookbinding and rubbings at schools

String installations, mesh sculptures and clay forms at Heath Common

Exploring the exhibitions, drawing, colour mixing and using Modroc at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Drawing and building models out of wire, mesh and plaster inspired by the work at The Hepworth Wakefield

Celebrating everyone’s work and sharing our experiences at The Hepworth Wakefield

2017 - Our past project

The Hepworth Wakefield worked with Year 8 & 9 students and their family members from De Lacy Academy, Wakefield City Academy and Airedale Academy to engage with a series of visits to The Hepworth Wakefield, Brimham Rocks, Nostell Priory and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The project introduced participants to Barbara Hepworth’s work and the Yorkshire landscape, raised aspirations, built confidence and promoted engagement with cultural organisations.

‘Out & About has increased pupil attendance at school and has informed students making their subject choices.’  Design & Technology Teacher, Airedale Academy

‘Students fully embraced working outdoors in the landscape and learning about sculpture locally to where they live.’   Teacher, Wakefield City Academy

‘The project enabled students to spend quality time and build memories with family members and made friends with students across year groups.’ Art & Design Teacher, Airedale Academy

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