Bumped Body: Online Creative Activities
- Henry Moore Institute
- 12 Mar 2020 – 3 Jan 2021
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.