Bumped Body: Online Creative Activities

Alison Smith

We're keen to inspire making in all forms while our galleries are closed, so we've been working with artists to create a series of Art at Home resources, inspired by the exhibition Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body.

Bags of Creativity

Have a go at these fun, quick activities

Six fun creative activities you can do from home using basic materials, perfect for the summer holidays.

These activities were created with three age ranges in mind (2-6 yrs, 7-11 yrs and 12 - 16 yrs) but these are just a guide! We’ve also included a list of suggested materials, but feel free to improvise with whatever you have at home.

Sculpture poems activity

Try out the sculpture poems activity

All art has a story behind it. We're challenging you to look at, think and write about sculpture, then turn your ideas into poems or short stories.

Follow our writing activities to generate ideas, then turn these into poems or short stories.

Geometric sculpture activity

Build your own geometric sculptures

Using paper straws and pipe cleaners, follow our simple step-by-step instructions to build geometric sculptures inspired by the 'Platonic Solids' - 5 special shapes which are important in maths and science. Then, once you've mastered the technique, start creating your own shapes and structures.

Wild Bunch printed collage activity

Make your own Wild Bunch prints

Taking inspiration from the Wild Bunch figures and the rich textures that appear in Paloma Varga Weisz's work, this activity involves using household materials to create different printed textures and patterns, and then using your prints to make a collage of a 'wild' family.

This resource is aimed at primary and secondary age children, and includes a step-by-step guide to making your very own Wild Bunch collage.

Bumpman drawing activity

Try your hand at drawing Bumpman

In this activity suitable for all ages and levels of ability, you will learn techniques to make your drawings look 3D in our video workshop, so that you be able to draw the bumpiest possible portrait of Bumpman.

Take a look at the wonderful drawings others have made in our online exhibition of Bumpman drawings.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

The Henry Moore Institute will reopen on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Find out more.