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Hepworth Sensory Adventure

2 hours - Artist Workshop for Key Stage 1 and 2

Learn about Barbara Hepworth and her artwork while exploring your own senses in a playful and creative environment. Work in the gallery to discover sculptures by Hepworth and other artists and how these artworks connect to the landscape. Explore and connect your senses to objects, places, smells and sounds in the gallery, through creative exercises, handling objects and drawing challenges that reveal how artists use shape and material.

Delivered by Jo Blaker

Jo is a visual artist with a lifelong passion for play, creativity & learning. Jo’s sessions nurture, develop and celebrate the creative capacity of students whilst supporting participants to learn about themselves, others and the world around them, through art observation and making.

Costs

Wakefield Schools: £130

Other:  £150

Take Back to School

  • Pupils will produce individual and collaborative drawings
  • Your class will receive a certificate of achievement to display at school

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Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Links

Art and design

  • Learn about Barbara Hepworth’s artwork and contemporary artists
  • Develop drawing techniques and understanding of sculpture
  • Evaluate, analyse and discuss the artwork in the gallery

English

  • Develop speaking and listening skills by talking confidently in new learning contexts and communicating ideas. Engage in discussion, confidently voice opinions and questions to show understanding

PSHE

  • Build confidence and resilience in learning outside of the classroom
  • Build self- esteem by sharing opinions and explaining views on the artwork
  • Recognise choices made in a new learning environment
  • Work in small groups and individually
  • Develop critical thinking skills and take part in class discussion

Outline of Session

Learning Studios

  • Introduction to Barbara Hepworth, sculpture and senses
  • Group games to explore use of senses, developing a sense of trust and respect before experiencing the artworks in the gallery together

Galleries

  • Explore the galleries as a group and walk through to Gallery 4 & 5. As a group we will investigate how artists use shape, colour and form in their artwork. Pupils will be introduced to materials and invited to feel the handling objects handed out by the artist
  • A variety of group activities exploring senses, artworks and landscapes may include: body sculpture movement, drawing through touch and smell, drawing challenges in pairs, discussion challenges in groups
  • Moving into the temporary exhibitions, pupuils will explore a range of artists contemporary sculpture and recongnise similarities and differences. Pupils will engage with activities considering natural landscape and materials
  • To conclude, pupils will discuss and reflect as a group
  • Explore the galleries as a group and walk through to Gallery 4 & 5. As a group we will investigate how artists use shape, colour and form in their artwork. Pupils will be introduced to materials and invited to feel the handling objects handed out by the artist
  • A variety of group activities exploring senses, artworks and landscapes may include: body sculpture movement, drawing through touch and smell, drawing challenges in pairs, discussion challenges in groups
  • Moving into the temporary exhibitions, pupuils will explore a range of artists contemporary sculpture and recongnise similarities and differences. Pupils will engage with activities considering natural landscape and materials
  • To conclude, pupils will discuss and reflect as a 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