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Art Adventures and Story Telling

75 minutes - Artist workshop for early years

Join George the Sensory Snake to sneak around the gallery, trying not to wake the (imaginary) sleeping giant!

Discover a world of huge spaces, shapes and sculptures, to encourage creative exploration and provoke imaginary responses to the artworks.

Pupils will work together in the learning studios to create their own sensory stories.

Delivered by artist Sarah Osborne

Sarah is an experienced and inspirational drama practitioner. Her work in education focuses on unlocking the creativity children, empowering them to enjoy learning. She works extensive in schools exploring literacy through art.


Maximum of 20 children per workshop


Wakefield schools: £100
Other: £120

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Learning outcomes

Art and Design

  • Introduction to Barbara Hepworth’s artwork
  • Develop coordination and explore senses through sensory play
  • Experience learning in a new environment


  • Develop listening and communication skills
  • Learn about the world
  • Physical, social and emotional development

Take back to school

  • Pupils will make body sculptures in small groups and we advice that teachers record this with your own cameras
  • Your class will receive a certificate of achievement to display at school


Outline of session


  • Explore the galleries with George the sensory snake
  • Looking / drawing activities inspired by artworks and views through the gallery’s windows. This includes movement, investigating colour, finding shapes and handling objects.

Learning Studios

  • Investigate making sculptures with your bodies and curate your own exhibition
  • Create your own stories inspired by the adventure in the galleries
  • Invite children to describe the sculptures creates and share their opinions with the group

How can teachers and group leaders help?

Please bring your enthusiasm, be prepared to join in and model good behaviour.

To support activity in the galleries, please remind children about our three rules:

  • No shouting
  • No touching
  • No running