Welcome to Art Encounters. You can view the video resources below, and download the accompanying resource packs.
These free resources are aimed at pupils aged 10-16 years, but can be adapted for older and younger learners.
Download our Teacher Guide here to find out more about the resources and plan your lessons:
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This video introduces the Bumped Body exhibition and the work of Paloma Varga Weisz. We recommend watching this first, before diving into the following 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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About Art Encounters
Art Encounters is a new series of free short films for schools with accompanying resources, created in partnership with our neighbours at Leeds Art Gallery.
Art Encounters supports teachers and learners to discover artworks and artists in our exhibitions and displays. They invite viewers to discuss first responses to artworks, learn about the artist and their inspirations, and conclude with a creative challenge that can be used as part of a programme of study, or as a stand-alone activity undertaken in school or at home.
Art Encounters will be a growing series of resources that introduce teachers and learners to diverse art practices and lesser known artists, providing rich, localised, curated content for art teaching. We are keen to gain feedback from teachers to improve our resources, so please feel free to contact us to share your thoughts and suggestions.
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