Welcome to Art Encounters. You can view the video resources below, and download the accompanying resource packs.
These free resources have been designed with teachers in mind, and are aimed at pupils aged 10-16 years, but can be adapted for older and younger learners.
We’ve created a pupil page containing all the videos and worksheets, which you can send pupils to by sharing this link: henry-moore.org/art-encounters-for-learners
Download our Teacher Guide here to find out more about the resources and plan your lessons:
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You can download the accompanying resources under each video, or download the whole pack as a zip file by clicking the link on the right of the screen. Powerpoint versions of the resources are available to download at the bottom of the page
This video introduces the Bumped Body exhibition and the work of Paloma Varga Weisz. This should be shown to students first, before viewing any of the other episodes.
Episode 1: Still Life
Explore Still Life, a mixed media sculpture inspired by childhood memories and family heritage. Pupils can complete our poetry activity alongside this, or just use the worksheet to capture their ideas.
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Episode 2: Home Portraits
Find out about two artworks connected to the artist’s childhood home, then follow our activity to resource to create a Home Portrait inspired by them.
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Episode 3: Strange Characters
Meet an array of strange characters in the Bumped Body exhibition, exploring the textures and hybrid nature of Varga Weisz’s practice.
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Powerpoint versions of resources
If you prefer to use Powerpoint, or want to edit worksheets for your pupils, you can download the Powerpoint files for each Episode here:
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